So I was turned off the 1st gen E-Soul due to a lack of roof rack compatibility but I had heard that was to be remedied with the 2020 and early pics I saw confirmed that it would have roof rails like this one from the 2019 Canadian International Auto Show:
I just put a deposit down on an SX Limited blindly thinking this had been changed however all the current pics I see of Canadian models show a worryingly clean looking roof line. I'm going to call the dealer on Monday but in the meantime maybe some of you can answer my questions:
1. Is the model in the above pic perhaps a prototype or from a different market? (I think i've seen that colour on Euro-spec Soul's)
2. Do you think it's possible to order those rails from abroad and what is the likelihood they'd fit or is it a completely different roof?
3. Has anybody installed an aftermarket roof rail kit (Thule, Yakima etc) on their 2nd gen and how did that go? (I've read the previous 1st gen thread just wondering if there's maybe some specific pitfalls with the 2nd gen)
4. Why would Kia do this?