Kia Soul to feature Intelligent Variable Transmission in 2020

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Kia has revealed that the Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) which first featured in the 2019 Forte, will be available on the Soul in 2020.

Designed and built in-house, the IVT is Kia’s version of a continuously variable transmission. The IVT is paired to the company’s Nu 2-liter four-cylinder engine, which will develop 150ps and 178Nm. The 2-liter can also be bolted to a 6-speed manual transmission.

In addition to Kia’s naturally aspirated 2-liter, the 2020 Soul will be available with 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbo in-line 4-cylinder. The turbo unit, which is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, will generate 205ps and 264Nm of torque.

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