Kia Soul – a five-door compact car, which can be classified as a hatchback and a crossover microvan. Soul was first presented at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The line of products, this model takes an intermediate position between the Kia Ceed and Sportage. Car sales in Europe started in 2009. During the years of release Kia Soul has received numerous awards from various automotive publications.

Packaging and prices Kia Soul.

Equipment Price Engine Transmission Drive
1.6 Classic MT $16,220 1.6 petrol (129 hp) Manual (6) front
1.6 Comfort MT $17,100 1.6 petrol (129 hp) Manual (6) front
1.6 Comfort AT $18,600 1.6 petrol (129 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 Luxe MT $19,100 1.6 petrol (129 hp) Manual (6) front
1.6 Luxe AT $20,200 1.6 petrol (129 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6D Luxe AT $21,100 1.6 diesel engine (128 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 Diva AT $22,100 1.6 petrol (129 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6D Burner AT $23,400 1.6 diesel engine (128 hp) Automatic (6) front

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The length of the car is 4105 mm, width – 1785, height – 1 610 Ground clearance is 164 mm, the volume of the luggage compartment (depending on the position of the rear seats) – from 222 to 700 liters. Design Kia Soul can not be called classical or conventional. On the one hand, the size of the car indicates that it belongs to a class hatchback, with another – the layout, gravitating to-volume, brings him closer to mikrovenam, the third – the appearance resembles a much smaller coupe.
Appearance of the car is defined simply faceted shape. The flat roof is horizontal, straight rising window line, large headlights and lights, as well as standing out the wheel arches, which give the appearance of seriousness. The vertical rear door, long wheelbase and high roof Kia Soul – positive impact on the roomy interior. A striking element of the design is the middle and front window pillars of dark color, creating the illusion of panoramic windows. Furnishings KIA Soul corresponds to the value and class of the vehicle – does not look boring, but also not expensive.
Kia Soul is equipped with two engine choices: a 1.6-liter DOHC CVVT petrol and diesel CRDI VGT. Both power units are four-cylinder, 16-valve, inline layout have. The engine is a lightweight engine block made of aluminum alloy. The motor is equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger.
As for car transmissions are available 6-speed manual and automatic. And the diesel versions are aggregated only with automatic transmission.
The price of the Kia Soul 2013 available with a petrol engine and manual as standard Classic is $16,220. In the list of installed equipment includes electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, roof rails, front airbags, ABS, the automatic door unlocking in a collision, air conditioning, trip computer, audio system with control buttons on the steering wheel, Steering wheel tilt and reach, and power windows.
The top version in the Soul Burner complete with diesel engine and automatic transmission is estimated at least $23,400. Its equipment includes 18-inch black alloy wheels, gloss black trim on the bumpers and door mirrors, electric sunroof, spoiler, side airbags and inflatable curtains, active head restraints, Vehicle Stability Control, Bluetooth, climate control, an additional speaker subwoofer and amplifier, cruise control, rear view camera and an electric heater of interior. Among the main competitors and classmates Kia Soul can be noted Nissan Note, Ford Fusion, MINI One D Countryman, Suzuki SX4, Seat Altea Freetrack.