Kia will unveil the next generation of its Soul either at the LA Auto show at the end of 2018 or early in 2019 at the Detroit show before it goes on sale in SA later that year. Sources have told us that the next generation will feature an upgraded electric version with more range but the big news will be the availability of an all-wheel drive (AWD) model.
The new Soul will sit on a new platform which is designed for both front and all-wheel drive, making an AWD version possible for the first time.
While there are no firm details, our sources have pointed us towards the 2015 Trail’ster concept for some idea of the design direction after the concept received positive feedback. Kia SA says it will consider the AWD version if made available for our market. – BD Motor News