Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Kia Car Dealers
According to a recent report, Kia is considering several new versions of the Soul.
Details are limited but Used Car Dealer is reporting the company could offer a coupe that draws inspiration from the Trackster concept which debuted at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The company is also rumored to be mulling a high-performance variant with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 250 bhp (186 kW).
The new generation is 15.24mm wider (1800mm) and has a 20.3mm longer wheelbase (2570mm), while maintaining the same height (1610mm). It also has a 60.9mm wider opening for the lift gate and will be available in seven new exterior paints, including Inferno Red and Solar Yellow.
It will be offered in three trim levels: Base Soul, Soul Plus and Soul Exclaim with the entry-level model featuring power windows and door locks, 6-speaker sound system, telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, SiriusXM and optional 16-inch wheels, remote keyless entry and cruise control.
Soul Plus adds 17-inch alloys, auto headlights, UVO eServices, Rear Camera Display, floor console stowage box with arm rest, along with optional goodies like 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, leather/heated steering wheel, leather gear shift knob, ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, fog lights, Infinity audio system and string-LED front speakers.
Soul Exclaim packs 18-inch wheels, fog lights, projector headlights, front LED positioning lights, rear LED lights, high-gloss piano black center console, cooled glove box and optional HID headlights, Supervision Cluster screen, automatic climate control and front speaker LED mood lightning.
It remains unclear when additional variants could arrive but Kia recently introduced the Soul EV at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Several months before that, the company unveiled the SUV Styling Pack with piano black paint - on the bumpers, wheel arches and side skirts - to create the illusion of plastic body cladding.
Source: Used Car Dealer