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Up close with 2020 Niro and Soul EV from Kia



But Kia was not finished. The company also introduced its 2020 Soul III lineup on Wednesday. In addition to the all-new Soul EV, Kia also introduced two new Soul lines: the GT and the X-Line.

The GT is a sporty and inspiring package for race inspired Soul, which replaces the Turbo model from last year. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated, 147-horsepower 2.0-liter engine or a 1.6-liter, 201-hp I-4 GDI turbocharged engine. Customers will also have the option of a 6-speed manual transmission (with the 2-liter engine), a 7-speed dual clutch (with the 1.6-liter engine) or an IVT transmission. In fact, all versions of the Soul will be available with these engine and transmission options. However, the GT also offers more powerful brakes, a sport-tuned suspension and a 35% stiffer frame than last year.

The X-Line, meanwhile, offers the same engine (although naturally aspirated) and optional IVT transmission, but unfortunately has only two drive wheels. On the other hand, its "rugged" trim kit includes, among other equipment, a body covering, 18-inch alloy wheels and fog lamps. Everyone loves fog lights!

Despite the differences in appearance, these two Soul models share a number of features in their interiors. This includes a 10.25-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility, as well as Drive Sense (standard), an optional 8-inch head-up display, and Harman audio system. Kardon 640 W (the Soul's dual audio system of the year).


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