Kia revealing the 2009 Soul specification

Posted on Tuesday, 2 September 2008 , 08:09:51 byEmil

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Kia revealing the 2009 Soul specification

Kia confirmed the Soul crossover 2009 will make the official unveiling at the Auto Show in Paris. The firm revealed also that the auto will have a choice: both diesel plus gasoline engines.

2 1.6-liter, 16-valve, 4 cylinder engines powering the auto. The gas, diesel powerunits based on the DOHC engines fitted already to the amazing, successful, European-made, Kia cee’d. Both these engines will be producing the same 126 hp. So, in America there will be an option also of a 2.0-liter engine - 142 hp.

“The Kia Soul is a brand new urban crossover car packed with liberating ideas – a car that will challenge consumers to free their minds. It will offer cavernous passenger space that matches or even outperforms vehicles with much larger exterior dimensions,” said Mr Panu Vainamo, the General Manager Marketing at Kia Motors Europe.

Looking ahead for the Show debut in Paris, Gregory Guillaume, the Chief Designer at Kia Motors Europe, commented, “There will be several unique aspects to the experience of sitting in the Soul and first impressions will make a big impact. The tall doors and high-mounted seats make for easy access, while the ‘laid-back’ dashboard design, triple dial instrument cluster and thick-rimmed steering wheel create an unusual combination of spaciousness for passengers and cosiness for the driver, to generate a very special ambience”.