2016 Kia Soul Adds New Standard Features, Updated Packages

A little K900 influence.

For 2016, Kia is adding a slew of new features and packages to its funky Kia Soul. While the three individual trim levels still exist (Base, Plus, and Exclaim), each now has additional equipment and features for 2016.

Across the board, alloy wheels are now standard. Base models with the optional Convenience Package now feature a 4.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system including satellite radio and a back-up camera.

The “Plus” trim level now comes standard with new gloss-black front bumper inserts and a back-up camera. The Soul “Plus” now offers a new Designer Collection package, which equips the Soul with a choice of special two-tone paint schemes, including white exterior paint with a red roof, or a red exterior with a black roof. The Designer Collection package also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels with black accents and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The “Exclaim” trim now comes standard with leather-trimmed seats, and adds a new optional Premium Package, which includes a forward collision warning system and lane departure system, both firsts for the Kia Soul. The Premium Package also comes with navigation, uprated Infinity sound system, special mood lighting, panoramic sunroof, heated front and rear seats, power adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, and leather-wrapped shift knob.

The optional Umber Color package now comes with HID headlights and Nappa leather seat surfaces and door armrest accents.