I think you're right, it's the same 147hp rating. Very interesting, I thought these were brand new engines they hadn't used before. It was coupled with the regular 6spd automatic tranny though, that's the big difference. I know the 2019 Forte got the IVT as well though.New for the Soul but not for Kia overall. 2017 was the first year for some of the Forte line. We have one in the family from then. Not sure about where else it was used.