In comparison with major competitors such as the Nissan Cube and the Scion xD, which barely exceed the annual sales of a few tens of thousands of copies, Soul regularly exceed the limit of 100,000, and the popularity of this small crossover at particularly high in North America. Just four years after presented, Korean automaker has completely restored the Soul with a new design and interiors both new and more efficient engine. From the design, one can discern a new line with Trackster concept, but with some extra lines and rear doors. The design is now increasingly premium, which can especially be seen in the form rear lights, and there is no doubt that Peter Schrayer once again did a great job.
In the world of blocky cars 2014 Kia Soul plays a big role.
2014 Kia Soul changes
Equally dramatic changes are visible in the interior, where the 2014 Kia Soul will be the only car in its class with a larger monitor, which informs the driver about the events. As we’ve come to expect from the newer vehicles the Korean car manufacturer, the interior of 2014 Kia Soul is a high quality, well laid out and easy to use. Due to the larger size of the car itself, legroom in the rear seats, as well as in the trunk, there is significantly more than the predecessor. The 2014 Kia Soul shares its platform and most of the mechanics of the recently introduced Kijoma Forte, and thus is very fun to drive, and there is a new modified suspension for better cornering behavior and comfort. On the occasion of the engine, customers in North America get two petrol engines as options.
2014 Kia Soul engine
The standard engine is a 1.6L, which develops 130 hp and 160 Nm of torque, and the only option is a 2.0L with 164 hp and 205 Nm of torque.
As in the past, the power will be transmitted to the front wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional automatic with the same number of gears. Customers in Europe can obtain Soul with the 1.6L diesel that develops 126 horsepower.
When you look at the list of advanced options, design and mechanics, there is no doubt that the Soul will continue the success and continues to be one of the best selling model of the company. Production starts this summer, and the first copies will be delivered shortly showrooms later.
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