Kia reveal new Soul
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 15:45
HERE: Kia’s new Soul out now
Kia’s new Soul is now on sale.
Priced from £12,600 and available in a choice of five trim levels and two engines, the second-generation compact crossover is roomier than its predecessor.
Offering DAB radio as standard, and taking design cues from 2012’s Track’ster concept car, all versions are front-wheel-drive and five-door.
The choice of 1.6litre direct-injection petrol and turbodiesel engines boast CO2 emissions from 132g/km and fuel economy of up to 56.5mpg.
Meanwhile, current trim levels are Start, Connect and Connect Plus, with the higher-specified Soul Mixx and Soul Maxx joining in the summer.
Boot space is at 354litres, with standard features on all models including tyre-pressure monitoring system, air conditioning, keyless entry, electric windows, USB and AUX.
Connect models add 17inch alloy wheels, cruise control, speed limiter, Bluetooth and reversing camera, with Connect Plus variants also including satellite navigation, mood lights and Infinity sound system.
An all-electric version of the Soul – Kia’s first commercial EV – will be available later this year.