But Kia wasn't finished. The company also debuted its 2020 Soul III lineup on Wednesday. In addition to the all-new Soul EV, Kia also debuted two new Soul lines: the GT and the X-Line.
The GT is a sporty, racing-inspired trim package for the Soul, taking over from last year's Turbo model. It is powered by either a 2.0-liter, 147hp, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine or a 1.6-liter, 201hp turbocharged I-4 GDI engine. Customers will also have a choice of six-speed manual (with the two-liter engine), seven-speed double clutch (with the 1.6-liter) 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 larger brakes, a sport-tuned suspension and a frame 35 percent stiffer than last year's model.
The X-Line, on the other hand, offers the same engine (albeit naturally aspirated) and optional IVT transmission, but unfortunately it is only 2WD. On the other hand, its "rugged" trim package boasts, among other amenities, body cladding, 18-inch alloy wheels and fog lights. Everybody loves fog lights!
Despite the differences in their outward appearance, these two Soul models share a number of features in their interiors. Those include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as Drive Sense (which is standard), an optional eight-inch Head-Up Display and 640W Harman/Kardon audio system (that's double the output of last year's Soul sound system).