Kia Soul Booster gets ready to rumble in South Korea
While U.S. residents have full access to the third generation of the Kia Soul family, other countries have to make do with less. For instance, the Kia Soul EV is soon going to become the only available Soul vehicle in Europe. The company explains that the mini-SUV segment there is firmly occupied by Kia Stonic, leaving little room for other models.
Now, KIA’s home market of South Korea is a different story altogether. The company will actually be releasing the all-new Kia Soul Booster there soon. Let’s have a closer look, shall we?
Two versions of the car will be available starting in the first quarter of 2019. The first one will be virtually identical to the U.S.-marketed Soul GT-Line. It will arrive packing a seven-speed DCT transmission and a 1.6L turbocharged engine with 204 hp (152 kW).
The second Kia Soul Booster is going to get an all-electric drivetrain. It will be identical to its gasoline-powered counterpart in terms of raw performance (204 hp / 152 kW) and ship with a 64 kWh battery. The manufacturer doesn’t provide any acceleration-related data at this point, though.
Kia will likely announce the prices simultaneously with the premiere.
Reporter Artem Sukhanov