Kia has brought its ultimate research and development to the production of the Kia Soul, making it a flagship vehicle in terms of the manufacturer's modern sense of design. Strong and reliable, the Soul holds a high level of technological features, as well as a wide range of installations to give premium levels of comfort on every journey. Motorists have the choice between five levels of trim in the Kia Soul line: Start, Connect, Connect Plus, Mixx, and Maxx.
On the outside, the Soul is a unique vehicle that still carries hints of the Kia design family. The body has been designed alongside SUV considerations, with increased length and width as well as a lower overall stance. If motorists are seeking further customisation, Kia has made an Urban Styling Pack available. This includes gloss black trim, a panoramic glass roof, and 18-inch wheels.
Inside, Kia has ensured that every feature is within easy reach, as well as providing clear and easy-to-view information while driving. Depending on the trim level chosen, there will be access to a touchscreen satellite navigation system, as well as audio systems for multimedia entertainment. Luggage capacity stands at 354 litres, and there are also innovative storage solutions throughout the vehicle for additional space, including underfloor spaces.
Petrol and diesel engines are available for the Soul, in 1.6-litre four-cylinder models across the board. These give 126bhp or 131bhp, as well as six-speed manual transmission. These enable top speeds of up to 110mph, as well as 0-60mph acceleration in under 13 seconds. The combined fuel economy is 52.0mpg, and carbon emissions are at 125g/km of CO2.
A comprehensive airbag suite is installed as standard, protecting all occupants of the cabin during every journey. Onboard safety assistance systems include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), as well as Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), for safe driving on inclined surfaces. Families will also be satisfied with the inclusion of ISOFIX fittings, with which child safety seats can be easily installed.