KIA equipped updated crossover Soul with 200-horsepower engine

November 29, 2016 at 19:57

The South Korean automaker Kia presented an updated version of the crossover Soul designed for the European market. Presentation of the novelty took place at the motor show in Paris. Restyled SUV for the first time has received turbo engine and automatic gearbox. Thus, the new Soul will be equipped with 1.6 liters 4-cylinder turbo engine, which is capable of producing 204 horsepower. The same unit is installed in charged Ceed GT. Seven-speed automatic transmission with double clutch works together with a motor. Crossover accelerates from 0 to 96 km / h in 7.5 seconds and the maximum speed reaches 196 km / h.

2017 Updated KIA Soul photo

2017 Updated KIA Soul photo


201-horsepower KIA Soul debuted at the Paris Auto Show

November 2, 2016 at 20:15

Since the first release of Kia Soul in 2008 there were rumors about the possible appearance of a turbo version of hatchback. And so it happened – a nice city model has finally become hot hatch. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show Kia Soul SX hatchback is set in motion by a 1.6-liter unit T-GDI generating 201 horsepower. The torque developed by this engine is transmitted to the front wheels by 7-speed transmission with double clutch. According to official data, with such equipment Kia Soul accelerates from 0 the first hundred in 7.5 seconds, maximum speed of the car reaches 200 km / h.

2017 Updated KIA Soul photo

2017 Updated KIA Soul photo

J.D. Power and Associates recognized Kia better than Jaguar

June 24, 2015 at 11:42

The American company J.D. Power and Associates has rated automakers with the highest quality vehicles. According to the survey, the South Korean brand Kia finished second, ahead of company Jaguar. Last year, they were in seventh and second place respectively.

Kia Soul picture

Kia Soul pics

KIA Soul EV and KIA Sorento have got Red Dot Awards 2015

May 4, 2015 at 22:57

The design team re-KIA Motors Corporation was awarded the prestigious award of the annual international industrial design competition Red Dot Awards (Germany). Awards for outstanding design were awarded KIA Soul EV, as well as KIA Sorento crossover of the third generation.

KIA Soul EV picture

KIA Soul EV pics

Popular Kia Soul is turned into a hybrid crossover

April 8, 2015 at 16:59

New 35-horsepower electric motor is powered by a set of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 1.2 kWh and a capacity of 27 kilowatts, placed under the boot floor.
Battery charging takes place by means of energy recovery during braking. Engine located in the front drives the front wheels and an electric motor – the rear. The electric motor operates at low speed, under intense acceleration, road conditions and off-road. Pure electric power reserve is about 5 kilometers. According to the company, the hybrid powerplant is economical and conventional Soul with a 2-liter atmospheric engine by 25-30 percent in urban and 10.5 percent – on the track.

Kia Soul picture

Kia Soul pics

Kia Soul EV is recognized as the best eco-friendly electric vehicle

April 1, 2015 at 16:39

American newsmagazine «Motor Week» called electric Kia Soul EV the best eco-friendly car.
Editors of «Motor Week» particularly appreciated the rationality of designing the cabin, as the leg rear seat passengers is released much more space than other models – the press service of the company.

Kia Soul EV picture

Kia Soul EV pics

Beautiful sport Kia Soul Red Zone

February 24, 2014 at 19:59

Hatchback Track’ster Concept was shown by Koreans at the Chicago auto show. Prototype production line and have not visited, but its features are implemented on a special edition Kia Soul Red Zone Limited Edition 2014. Externally, unlike Trackster Concept, Soul Red Zone Limited Edition has five doors, because it is based on the extended platform of the updated 2014 Kia Soul. Especially the latter a new stiffer chassis, simultaneously increase the space for passengers.

Kia Soul Red Zone side Pic

Kia Soul Red Zone side Pic