The all new and funkier than ever 2020 Soul is a completely new yet familiar version of Kia’s beloved and award-winning urban runabout.
Taking everything that helped popularize the quirky, unconventionally styled subcompact, Kia Motors poured more of its soul into nearly every inch of the vehicle, resulting in a third-generation that continues to transcend unmatched style, peppy performance, thrilling technology, and urban practicality.
While the Soul stays true to its design heritage with its boxy silhouette and confident stance, its newly sculpted lines, cutting-edge details, and technical lighting elements present the most futuristic, youthful and innovative Soul yet.
Music has been an overarching theme for Soul since its inception, and it’s no different this time around. For the third generation, designers and engineers turned up the volume on the interior design.
Drawing inspiration from the “emotional visualization of sound,” the Soul’s interior space is adorned with shapes and textures that reflect acoustic inspired elements to create a full sensory experience.
Despite its compact footprint, the Soul’s boxy dimensions continue to offer up a surprising amount of cargo and passenger space. Slightly longer than before, the 2020 Soul also features more smartly designed packaging in an effort to make accessibility even easier.
Soul enhances its fun-to-drive personality and versatility with different drivetrain combinations.
From the all-new 2019 Forte, Kia’s Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) is now available on the 2020 Soul for those who require efficiency with their zip. Designed and built in-house, the IVT is Kia’s unique version of a continuously variable transmission that provides an engaging driving experience.
It is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with six-speed manual transmission or Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) producing 147 hp and 132 lb/ft of torque.
Also available is a 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder GDI engine with seven-speed dual-clutch transmission producing 201 hp and 195 lb/ft of torque.
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