Kia prepares an almost SUV look for the 2014 Soul model
|   Sunday, August 25, 2013
Apparently inspired by the Track'ster concept, as Kia has previously declared, the new model of Soul, planned for market release for 2014, is definitely a striking and grand vehicle. However, Europe will be luckier to choose a different type of look for their new Kia Soul 2014. It seems that only for the European customers, the 2014 model of Kia Soul will be available in SUV Styling Pack which actually side skirts, black trim on the wheel wells and an amazing, smooth black classing on the front and back.


The new Kia Soul will be available in three trim levels: Base, Plus and Exclaim. It seems that the base one will include direct injection at 1.6 liter, will feature four cylinder which will develop 130 hp and 118 pound feet of torque. More powerful Plus and Exclaim will work with 2.0 liter and four cylinder which will make 164 hp and 151 pound feet of torque.

The innovation is that these engines feature an strictly revised torque and are able to deliver with up to 10% more grunt than just from 1,500rpm.
A six speed manual transmission will be included on the base model while for the Plus model, customers will be able to choose between manual or automatic. However, the Exclaim one will only be available with automatic transmission.

The inside design of the new model has clearly improved and includes retuned shocks and fresh bushings. The body is harsher but there is more room as the front legroom has been increased and there are three totally different types of steering options available. Regarding the technology equipment, the Base model will include standard power accessories, USB or iPod slots, satellite radio and Bluetooth. Some other options such as cruise control or 16 inch alloy wheels will be available upon request. The Plus model will include a rearview camera, optional fog lights, navigation system and leather or heated front seats.
The overall exterior look is indeed sophisticated, the customers will have the chance to choose between white, red or black for the roof color, absolutely elegant we would say!

The rougher look which features matte black trimmings resembles the Fiat 500L Trekking which will actually be one of the main competitors of the new Kia Soul.
It seems that the company has not planned to expand the SUV Styling Pack on the US market as well. This might be precisely because the Americans are lately a lot into smaller types of cars – this might actually a superficial, passing fashion but Kia is a flexible company and might change the options any time. James Hope, Kia's spokesperson, has recently declared that the company does not intend to produce identical products for both Europe and US markets but in case there is a high demand, they will certainly take it into account.

An actual price has not yet been announced for 2014 Kia Soul but there is an assumption that the base model will be available staring with $14,400. All of the other details should be available this autumn as the vehicle will go on sale by the end of this year.
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