2020 Kia Soul Debuts with Brand-New Engine and 6 Trim Levels

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, Kia Soul, Trim Levels on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 8:00 am
2020 Kia Soul GT-Line exterior shot with red paint color parked on an empty highway track at a night sunset with a quiet, litup southern town behind it

The completely redesigned 2020 Kia Soul just debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. So, what should we talk about first? There’s a lot of changes to cover including a very different exterior and new technology. We’ll get to all of them eventually. However, today, we’ll look at the brand-new engines and trim levels of the 2020 Kia Soul!

2020 Kia Soul New Baseline Engine

The baseline engine of the 2019 Kia Soul is a 1.6L inline 4 engine with 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Kia Soul comes with 2 engines. The baseline engine is a brand-new 2L Nu inline 4 engine with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, a more powerful engine is available at higher trim levels. This would be a 1.6L twin-scroll turbocharged inline 4 engine with 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Kia Soul GT Line interior shot of front seating and dashboard organization of transmission, infotainment display, driver information cluster, and steering wheel

2020 Kia Soul X-Line exterior shot with dark green paint color driving through a dessert off-road terrain while kicking up dust

2020 Kia Soul 6 New Trim Levels

The 2019 Kia Soul and past year Soul models have been bound to the Base, +, and ! trim levels. Now, the redesigned 2020 Kia Soul does away with those and brings in 6 brand-new trim levels. Those are as follows: LX, S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, EX Designer Collection. While all of the differences between these trims have not yet been announced, Kia has been gracious enough to detail some of the new features coming to a couple of the new 2020 Kia Soul trim levels.

The 2020 Kia Soul X-Line has a rugged body kit package. This package includes:

  • Body Cladding 
  • Fog Lights 
  • Offroad and Roof Rail Inspired Accents 
  • Overfenders for Stronger, Beefed-Up Appearance 
  • Package-Unique 18” Alloy Wheels 
  • Two-Tone Paint Option 

The 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line includes:

  • 201 Horsepower Turbocharged Engine Upgrade 
  • Gloss Black Side Mirrors 
  • GT-Line Badging 
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob 
  • Red-Accented Side Sills and Front Fascia 
  • Sporty Front and Rear Fascia 

Additional information on new trim levels and features are expected soon.


2019 Kia Soul vs 2018 Kia Soul


Find More Information on the 2020 Kia Soul in Schenectady, NY

As said above, we’ll make sure to cover more details of the 2020 Kia Soul in the near future, along with the redesigned 2020 Kia Soul EV. To learn about all of the currently available information on this newly announced Soul redesign, please contact us. The staff at Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady can be reached online, by phone, or in person at our dealership location.

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