Nicodemus wrote:However, how legitimate are these rumors? .
For the MY2017 they are fact - it has already been released. http://www.kia.com/kr/vehicles/soul-ev/features.html
There are no major changes. That is okay, for the next few months, it is still a good car. My disappointment is that they are not trying to sell this car in higher volumes either by advertising it more or by lowering the price.
For the MY2018 they are rumours. No credibility at all. Imagine a bar-room conversation where a bored journalist talks to a bored PR hack after a boring 2017 launch event.
"Are you going to introduce something new for MY2018"
"Will it match the latest I oniq EV"
"mmm" mumbles and nods head
The journalist then goes away and writes an article suggesting that next year the Soul EV has the same spec as the I oniq EV.