2016 Kia Soul – Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Kia Soul Release Date, Colors, Price, Interior – For starters, you might find the Kia Soul for 2016 and all Kia’s before it difficult to categorize. You might think, is some sort of a hatchback? Some kind of a small crossover? Whatever your assumption, the Kia always appeals to a majority of people.

2016 Kia Soul 
2016 Kia Soul

Practically, the Soul comes with lots of generous features, both on the base and premium trims alike. Its cabin is as comfortable as many top-rated brands like Audi. It also offers intuitive controls, spacious rooms, and a user-friendly environment. The vehicle is suitable for running daily errands, too.

2016 Kia Soul side view, yellow color, exterior, alloy wheels

Those with lesser priorities will most probably find themselves endeared to the car’s unique-looking exterior design, which is representative of the buoyant substitute to the vehicle’s more aesthetic-looking rivalry. This is definitely factual if you were to compare the Kia side to side to classic sub-compact vehicles like the Chevrolet Sonic and Ford Fiesta. Also, the 2016 Kia Soul comes as a groovy substitute to vehicles such as the Mazda 3 and Honda Civic models, or smaller crossovers like the Sportage and Nissan Juke.

2016 Kia Soul rear view, green color, alloy wheels, taillights and tailpipe

Despite the long list of alternatives mentioned above, the 2016 Kia Soul should be a darling to many.

Exterior Colors & Interior Reviews – 2016 Kia Soul

Just as before, we expect the vehicle to be provided with three trim models: base, +, and! And comes as a four-door hatchback with a seating capacity of five people.

2016 Kia Soul front angle, yellow color, headlights and alloy wheels

The base model” list of standard features include cloth upholstery, six speaker premium radio, cruise control, air conditioning, keyless entry, full power accessories, 16” wheels, driver memory settings, Bluetooth audio connectivity, satellite radio, roof rack mounting points, keyless ignition and rear privacy glass.

2016 Kia Soul  front
2016 Kia Soul  front

The 2016 Kia Soul+ adds upgraded cloth upholstery, more powerful engine, center armrests, cruise control, 17” alloy wheels, a cargo cover, 12V power outlet, and keyless entry.

2016 Kia Soul  back
2016 Kia Soul  back

Available on both the 2016 Kia Soul Base and Soul + is the Uvo eServices package which comes chock full of internet radio, geo-fencing, voice control, speed alert, a rear view camera, automatic headlights and foglights.

When fully fitted with the Uvo eServices, the 2016 Kia Soul Plus is entitled to a couple of optional packages. Chief among them is the Audio package, which comes with leather wrapped steering wheel, a navigation system, an 8” touchscreen, simulated leather cabin trim, automatic climate control, HD radio, upgraded Infiniti audio system, and metallic interior accents.

2016 Kia Soul interior, leather seats, steering wheel

The Primo package adds foglights, leather upholstery, LED interior lighting, keyless entry and ignition, rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel, inclining driver seats, power lumbar support, and panoramic roof.

2016 Kia Soul  interior
2016 Kia Soul  interior

Moving up the trim food chain is the 2016 Kia Soul Exclamation which adds auto dimming rear view camera, a leather wrapped steering wheel, chrome interior accents, LED daytime running lights, gearshift knob, power folding mirrors, 18” wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, and Uvo eServices package.

Most assuredly, the new Kia Soul for 2016 will come with some of the finest styling details and modern appeal. Its cabin offers a seamless combination of function and form unrivaled by very few cars in its segment. Driver’s controls and gauges are logically placed and are intuitive to use.

2016 Kia Soul trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs – 2016 Kia Soul

The FWD 2016 Kia Soul will, as before, be offered several powertrains. The 2016 Kia Soul base model will come fitted with a 1.6L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine capable of making 130 hp and 118 pounds of torque. The 6-speed auto transmission system is provided as a standard feature while an available AWD should be provided as an option, according to credible records.

The 2016 Kia Soul’s EPA ratings haven’t been provided as yet, however, last year’s ratings should provide us with the basis to lay our 2016 assumptions on. The 2015 Kia Soul EPA ratings are 24/30/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Kia Soul engine

The Soul Plus models will most likely feature a 2L 4-cylinder engine capable of yielding a fit 164 horsepower and 151 pounds of torque.

The safety of the Kia hasn’t been left to the dogs and will encompass some of these features: antilock disc brakes, a rear view camera, stability control, active front wheels, traction control, side curtain airbags, and hill-start assist.


Wheelbase: 101.2 in
Length: 163 in
Width: 70.9 in
Passenger volume: 101 ft³
Cargo volume: 24.2 ft³
Curb weight: 2744 lbs
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 9,1 sec
MPG: 24/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alien II, Bright Silver, Clear White and Shadow Black
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Release Date – 2016 Kia Soul

2016 Kia Soul front view, green color, headlights and grille

The base model of the 2016 Kia Soul should be expected to cost around $16,000. Expect the vehicle to be unveiled before the fall of the year. The price isn’t a significant increase from the previous model, which should therefore, make it competitive.

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