Side profile and infotainment screen revealed in latest preview. Just unveil it already, Kia!
The third-generation Kia Soul has been teased (again) ahead of its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show.
The new Soul will be available with the choice of two four-cylinder petrol engines in the North American market: a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre, and a turbocharged 1.6-litre. The latter can be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Soul will also be available with an all-electric drivetrain. Spy photos from September indicate the Soul EV will be available with the same 64kWh lithium polymer battery pack as the long-range Hyundai Kona Electric.
It appears the Soul will debut a new widescreen infotainment system as well (below), though its measurements are yet to be disclosed.
In the long-range Kona, the 64kWh battery is paired with a 150kW/359Nm electric motor, and has a claimed range of 470km under the WLTP testing regime.
The entry-level Kona Electric has a 99kW/395Nm electric motor, and a smaller 39.2kWh battery pack said to be good for around 300km between charges.
Kia has confirmed a new variant will join the line-up too, in the form of the SUV-styled X-Line. The new trim level will join the LX, EX, S and GT-Line in the US range, in addition to the aforementioned Soul EV.
Stay tuned for our coverage of the all-new Soul's reveal on November 28.
The Soul will go on sale in North America during the first half of 2019, but the car's Australian future is uncertain.
A little while back CarAdvice was told the vehicle was "under consideration" for Australia. It's possible the Soul EV could be one of the two all-electric vehicles promised for our market by 2021.
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