Someone would say that this is a hatchback, but we say it’s a subcompact crossover. Yes, the 2017 Kia Soul is crossover, and yes these photos indicate a huge facelift. The prototype is spotted somewhere is Spain and seems to be ready for debut. According to reports, the car manufacturer will introduce the refreshed vehicle at the upcoming 2016 Frankfurt Motor Show, while the US model should land at the next Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
2017 Kia Soul Gets Redesigned Styling
The 2017 Soul will definitely keep its distinctive bodywork. The small crossover is changing just the sides, but this will likely change the aerodynamic. This is because of the new hood, which is still camouflaged, yet shows some new styling tweaks and more sloping cues. In addition, the car features a redesigned grille that is speculated to be larger, while the headlights still look unchanged. However, the production version will likely have new lightening cluster, both in the front and rear. Crossover’s hatch is also restyled, but again very boxy. The back bumper is totally new and sports completely new exhausts tips. The 2017 Kia Soul will also receive a mild update inside. We haven’t seen the new cab yet, but the latest rumors indicate some technology upgrades and redesigned dash.
The subcompact crossover will add some new options under the hood. To be more precisely, the 2017 Soul will get the carmaker’s new and amazing 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. This unit produces almost 200 horsepower, so the crossover could become more agile and efficient. As for the base model, it should keep the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated mill, but in place of the present 164 horses, the engine will deliver 10 HP more.
The 2017 Kia Soul will be considerably different than before, so it’s rather expected to cost more. Still, the base model should be priced at around $17,000, which is just $500 over the current cost.