2020 Kia Soul Teased Ahead of L.A. Auto Show Debut

by Lawana Perkins | Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The 2020 Kia Soul will make its world debut at the Los Angeles auto ahow later this month. Ahead of the reveal, Kia released a teaser that shows off the model’s new floating roof.

2020 Kia Soul

We can’t tell much else from the teaser, but it’s clear the rear will keep its boxy look. The hatch retains the same vertical taillamps as well.

Spy shots from earlier this year hint that the new Soul will look a little more like a traditional crossover, at least up front. The Soul will likely share a platform with the Hyundai Kona, and potentially the same 2.0-liter or 1.6-liter engine options. Kia isn’t giving away details, but says the Soul will offer “several drivetrains, including turbocharged and ‘gas-free’ electric options.”

That’s right, the Soul EV will live on for 2020. Like the previous version, it will be available only in select markets.

The current second-generation Kia Soul is starting to show some signs of age, and we can’t help but wish for more communicative steering. Still, the Soul improved considerably when it was refreshed for the 2017 model year, gaining a Turbo model that boosts both power and fuel efficiency.

The Los Angeles auto show runs November 30 to December 9.


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