2014 Kia Soul Euro-spec review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 , 06:08:56 byAngela

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Kia Soul Euro-spec

The 2913 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show will be revealing a lot of new models and one of them is the Euro Spec KIA 2014 Soul. At the same day, the manufacturer will also present a facelifted version of the Optima for all the fans and enthusiasts which have been waiting for it. In case you did not know, the second generation of the Kia Soul was revealed for the first time earlier this year, at the 2013 edition of the New York International Auto Show that took place in March. At the event the carmaker actually revealed the version developed for the North American market. Time has come to see the European version which apparently looks the same. There are some differences in terms of headlight design, fog light surrounds and the front bumper is different. In the photo gallery we can see that the European version has black wheel arches. When it comes to the US version, are body-colored.

Under the hood it hides a 1.6-liter GDI capable of generating 130BHP and 118 lb. ft. of torque. There is also a 2.0-liter GDI unit available capable of generating 164 BHP and a 151 lb. ft. of torque. To transfer all the output to the wheels, the engineers have offered a 6-speed manual transmission, but a 6-speed automatic one is also available. We will now turn our attention towards the facelift version of the US Optima which has been revealed at the same event. The specialists have offered several changes to the front and rear fascias which will be carried over on the European version. In terms of engine, the engineers have offered a new battery management system in order to lower the CO2 emission level. Under the hood it hides a 1.7-liter diesel unit that will have 128 g/km CO2 emission level.

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