With sales of Kia’s iconic Soul up nearly 20 percent year-on-year, the 2022 model arrives largely as a carryover with minor visual enhancements, the most apparent being the bold new Kia badge on the hood, liftgate and wheel center caps.

Updates to the S, X-Line and GT-Line include a standard 10.25-inch display screen with navigation, dual automatic climate control, push-button start with engine immobilizer, wireless smartphone charger and dual USB chargers.

The LX with manual transmission variant is discontinued. The new LX Convenience Package adds 16-inch alloy wheels and bundles several advanced driver-assistance systems, including: Blind Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning. Additionally, for the LX, the standard screen on the head unit is now eight inches (up one inch from last year’s model).  

Steel Gray replaces Sparkling Silver on LX, S and EX variants.

Trim Levels/Pricing – MSRP (excludes $1,175 destination):

  • LX 2.0L             I4 (A/T)              $19,190 (INR 14.25 lakh)
  • S 2.0L               I4 (A/T)              $21,490
  • X-Line 2.0L       I4 (A/T)              $22,590
  • GT-Line 2.0L    I4 (A/T)              $22,590
  • EX 2.0L            I4 (A/T)              $23,490
  • Turbo 1.6T       Turbo I4 (A/T)    $27,790 (INR 20.64 lakh)

Engines:

  • 2.0-liter I4:                                 147 horsepower/132 lb.-ft. torque
  • 1.6-liter turbocharged I4:           201 horsepower/195 lb.-ft. torque

Fuel Economy – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined):

  • 2.0L I4 (A/T):                              28/33/30 (16- & 18-in. wheels)
  • 2.0L I4 (A/T):                              29/35/31 (17-in. wheels)
  • Turbo 1.6T Turbo I4 (A/T):         27/32/29 (18-in. wheels)

Available Driver Assistance Features:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Driver Attention Warning
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Lane Change Assist
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist – Pedestrian
    • Std: Turbo

Dimensions: (in.):

  • Overall Length:             165.2
  • Overall Width:               70.9
  • Overall Height:              63.0
  • Wheelbase:                  102.4
  • Cargo Capacity:            62.1 cu.-ft. (max)

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