The Kia Soul has reached 2016 model year in United States and is now available with some modest revisions.

The Kia Soul has reached 2016 model year in United States and is now available with some modest revisions.

 

Last month they came out with the 2016 Soul EV and now we have a detailed look at its conventionally-powered sibling which will be offered from now on with standard alloys while the Base trim fitted with the Convenience Package gains a 4.3-inch touchscreen color display, built-in rearview camera and SiriusXM satellite radio.

 

The mid-range Plus model has also gone through some changes as Kia has applied gloss black bumper "tusks", fog lights and a rearview camera. There's also a Designer Collection package offering a two-tone body look, 18-inch alloys featuring black spokes, along with leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob.

 

If you go for the range-topping Exclaim version, this one now has leather-trimmed seats and can be had with an optional Premium Package encompassing a Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning systems which both represent a premiere for the Soul. This package also has navigation, an upgraded Infiniti sound system, LED mood lighting, ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, heated front & rear seats and other goodies.

 

Moreover, the Umber Color Package available in Shadow Black, Titanium, Fathom Blue or Cloud White exterior colors now has HID projector headlights as well as Nappa leather seating surfaces and door armrest accents.

There aren't any mechanical changes so the 2016 Kia Soul Base has the same 130 bhp & 118 lb-ft 1.6-liter GDI direct-injection naturally aspirated engine teamed up to a 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic. If you go for the Plus or Exclaim model, these two have a beefier 2.0-liter NU unit with 164 bhp & 151 lb-ft sent to the wheels only through a 6-speed auto.

 

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