Aimed squarely at and designed specifically for the young and young-at-heart, the new Kia Soul continues to make a statement for the brand with its distinctive styling, a plethora of safety options and tremendous value.
The new Soul was redesigned and upgraded with you in mind. Now with significantly better noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) reduction qualities, a more refined ride and many new standard features. For those who want a personal lounge on wheels or an efficient cargo carrier with 14 storage zones, Soul has it covered. While Soul offers a relatively small exterior, it offers a surprisingly spacious interior. All five adult passengers will find ingress and egress simple and effortless, credited to tall doors and a high seating position. Soul is stylishly appointed with black cloth seats on the 1.6 and leather trim on the 2.0 litre model, adding to its comfortable interior. A 60/40 split-folding rear seat with headrest height adjustment offers multiple seating and cargo arrangements depending on driver and passenger needs.
The versatile five-door's low, wide stance is paired with an angled window line, rounded nose and large flared-back headlamps, giving it a playful and youthful appearance. With a friendly face and exuberant personality, Soul is perfect for coastline drives or cruising downtown city streets, embodying the mantra "a new way to roll". The beltline rises from the front wheel arch to create a gentle wedge shape and continues under and around the rear side window. The rear is dominated by the vertical combination tail lamps set into the body color panel with clear outer lenses. The body and wheel arch crease line extends around the bumper for a tough, not rough, style matching the look of the front.
At KIA, passive safety is of the highest priority. Enhanced passenger protection is provided through an energy absorbing body structure using high-strength tensile steel that absorbs collision forces in case of an accident. Dual front, side and curtain airbags are also offered as standard equipment on all models. The best safety features however are the ones that avoid collisions. The Soul has a fully independent front and twist-beam rear suspension system designed to deliver a highly responsive ride. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) incorporates Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) offer enhanced control, improved stability and stopping power. Electronic Stability Control (ESC)* gives you ultimate control by adjusting each front wheelâ€™s traction to keep you on course while Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)* helps you steer the car back to a stable position. Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)* stops the car rolling backwards when you pull away on a steep incline.
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man Bore and Stroke (mm) 81 x 97 81 x 97 77 x 85.44 77 x 85.44 Compression Ratio 10.3 10.3 10.5 10.5 Displacement (cc) 1999 1999 1591 1591 Max Power (kW @ rpm) 122@6500 122@6500 95@6300 95@6300 Max Torque (Nm @ rpm) 200@4800 200@4800 157@4850 157@4850 Type In-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVT In-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVT In-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVT In-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVT
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man Cargo Area Capacity (l) 222-700 222-700 222-700 222-700 Overall Height (Mm) 1610 (1660 with Roof Rails) 1610 (1660 with Roof Rails) 1610 (1660 with Roof Rails) 1610 (1660 with Roof Rails) Overall Length (Mm) 4120 4120 4120 4120 Overall Width (mm) 1785 1785 1785 1785 Towing Mass (Braked) (kg) 1100 1300 1100 1300 Towing Mass (Unbraked) (kg) 450 450 450 450
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man 1st Gear 4.212 3.308 4.400 3.615 2nd Gear 2.637 1.962 2.726 1.955 3rd Gear 1.800 1.294 1.834 1.286 4th Gear 1.386 0.951 1.392 0.971 5th Gear 1.000 0.778 1.000 0.839 6th Gear 0.772 0.633 0.774 0.727 Final 3.510 4.333 3.796 4.563 Reverse 3.385 3.583 3.440 3.700
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man Power Steering Electric Motor Driven
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS) Electronic Brake-force Distribution EBD Electronic Stability Control ESC Hill-start Assist Control HAC Vehicle Stability Management VSM Front Ventilated disc Ventilated disc Ventilated disc Ventilated disc Rear Disc Disc Drum Drum Anti Lock Braking System ABS
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man Rear Torsion Beam Axle Torsion Beam Axle Torsion Beam Axle Torsion Beam Axle Front McPherson Strut McPherson Strut McPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Wheels & Tyres
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man Alloy Rims 7.0J 18 inch 7.0J 18 inch 6.5J 16 inch 6.5J 16 inch Tyres 225/45R18 225/45R18 205/55R16 205/55R16 Wheel Tread (Front / Rear) 1570/1587 1570/1587 1570/1587 1570/1587
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man Capacity (litres) 48 48 48 48 Type Petrol Unleaded Petrol Unleaded Petrol Unleaded Petrol Unleaded
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man 12 Volt Power Outlets Front + Luggage Area Front + Luggage Area Front + Luggage Area Front + Luggage Area 60/40 Split Fold Down Rear Seat Air Conditioning Auto Auto Airbags - Dual Front Airbags - Side & Curtain Audio Auxiliary Port iPod and USB connectivity iPod and USB connectivity iPod and USB connectivity iPod and USB connectivity Auto Light Control Beverage Holders Bluetooth connectivity Body coloured door handles CD/Radio (MP3 Compatible) Central Locking With Keyless Entry Cruise Control Electric Windows - Front Electric Windows - Rear Electric/heated side mirrors Fog Lights - Front Fog Lights - Rear Front Headrests - Active Immobiliser Integrated High Mounted Stop Light Leather Seats Leather Steering Wheel & Gear Knob Leather wrapped steering wheel & gear knob LED Daytime Running Lights LED Rear Combination Lights Metallic Paint Optional Optional Optional Optional Power/Height/Tilt Adjustable Steering Column Projection-type Headlamp Privacy Glass Radio Control Switch (On Steering Wheel) Rear parking assist system Rear View Camera Roof Rails Start/Stop Button With Smart Key Subwoofer & External Amplifier Supervision Cluster Sunroof Optional Optional Electric Chromic Mirror Active ECO button
Service & Warranty
2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man Anti-Corrosion 3 Year / 100000km Roadside Assistance 3 Year Unlimited km Service Intervals 15 000 km / 1 year 15 000 km / 1 year 15 000 km / 1 year 15 000 km / 1 year Service Plan 4 Year / 90 000 km 4 Year / 90 000 km 4 Year / 90 000 km 4 Year / 90 000 km Warranty 5 Year / 100000km