North and Central America as well as Europe. The Soul concept was styled by Kia sportage 2008 manual pdf Torpey in early 2005.
As a new member of Kia’s Design Team in Irvine, California, Torpey was sent to KIA Korea to brainstorm a new vehicle. After seeing a television documentary on wild boars and learning of their importance in Korean culture, Torpey sketched a caricature of a boar wearing a backpack. According to the Automotive news, the Soul had been criticized for a “plasticky” interior and a harsh ride. Both the ride quality and interior were upgraded during the first year of production.
Additional features available for upgrade included additional speakers, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Bluetooth for hands-free connectivity. For model year 2012, the Soul received revised exterior and interior styling and new powertrains. In North America the updated 1. 6 now delivers 25-26 mpg in the city and 30-31 on the highway. 0 returns 23-24 in the city and 28-29 on the highway. New features included navigation, UVO infotainment, leather and heated seats and automatic climate control. As part of the 2012 upgrades, European models were fitted with new 1.
6-litre GDI petrol or 1. 6 CRDi diesel engines, both of which can be specified with an automatic gearbox or a new six-speed manual gearbox, replacing the five-speed unit in the old version. As a result, the petrol offers a 14 bhp uplift in power compared to its predecessor, while returning improved fuel economy. 6 CRDi diesel returns 57. European market where taxation is based on carbon emissions. LED red tail lights, LED amber front turn signals under the headlights and white LED running lights under the front turn signals. The exterior Kia badges became now smooth instead of raised lettering.
Inside, audio controls were relocated to the steering wheel and Bluetooth became standard across the range. The center display for sound system was previously red LED and was revised to include a full color range. 2013 in its second generation which the Kia Track’ster will succeed the first generation Kia Soul. US market featuring a blue body colour with white racing stripes, white painted side-view mirrors, and white, 18-inch, alloy wheels.
It appeared in June 2009. The Shadow Dragon edition is based on the Soul trim line and was limited to about 1900 units. 18 inch black alloy wheels. The interior features heated, black leather trimmed seats.
19,195 with the available four-speed automatic. The base model is powered by a 1. Higher trims feature a 2. European models instead of the 2.
0-liter gas, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. For the 2012 model, the Soul received two new powertrains and a new engine. Mated with a 6 speed manual or a six speed automatic, with either the new Nu 2. 0-litre D-cvvt engine or the slightly older Gamma 1.
Kia Soul among the safest B-segment family cars in the world. Australian versions get 4 out of 5 stars. By late 2008, Kia announced it would put the car into production as a 2009 model. The Soul Diva was created as a fashion accessory for a style-conscious young-at-heart woman, who regards her car to be as important as her entire outfit. It included a white, gold and black colour scheme, full-length tinted glass panoramic roof, glossy black imitation leather, using ‘quilted’ stitching and trimmed to look like sofas, and black long-pile ‘Pony-hide’ carpet.