Kia Soul 1.6

2013-01-12 14:39:50

There’s no doubt that the Kia management is getting serious about redesigning their Soul cars line. With serious competitors appearing every year in almost every market segment, it’s a matter of time until the new version of Soul will see the light of the day. But lets look at the current version of this car and try to figure out why is it so popular among thousands of buyers out there.

Kia Soul is an absolute record breaker in the age category; it is only three years old with the debut in 2008 at the Paris Motor Show and production started in 2010. At such a young age you may expect the lack of interest or trust from potential buyers, but with the Kia Soul that’s not the case.

There are four trim levels available some of which have interesting names. There’s a base or sport options, for example, but also «+» and «!» levels. The car is equipped with 1.6 liter engine that makes up to 122 hp. The five-speed manual transmission is basic and mandatory equipment, and for now as much as you might want to do that you can’t change it to something else. Higher plane versions of the Soul are, however, equipped with a 2.0 liter engine that makes up to 142 hp and is completed with a four-speed auto or five-speed manual transmission and that’s your chance to have a different transmission option if you want one. The Soul with the Sport trim level accelerates up to 60 m/hour in 8.8 seconds. The fuel economy level is slightly below average of the cars that are presented on the same market. 

Standard interior features include full power accessories, modern audio system with a built in satellite radio and USB jack, antilock brakes and stability control system, air-conditioning with climate control and even sunroof. There are plenty of useful options installed in this car that allow the driver and the passengers feel safe and comfortable. And when you feel comfortable during your ride, it transforms into a nice road trip that you will remember for a long time. Kia Soul is no doubt a nice and affordable car for any family that is looking for a new reliable vehicle.

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