Kia Soul – next-generation makes New York debut

26 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Kia Soul – next-generation makes New York debut
Kia Soul

#8211; next-gen cover in New York

The Seoul Show may be starting today, but Kia has to deploy most of its newest and metal in New York, with a of debutants making their way to the Javits Center for the 113th of the NYIAS. You#8217;ve already the new Forte Koup. and now here#8217;s the Kia Soul .

The freshly-minted urban vehicle may bear the same shape and stance as the outgoing but the design #8211; which many cues from the concept #8211; has grown up, as well. There#8217;s more and cargo room to be had, and the new rides on a new chassis, one that#8217;s wider and stiffer.

Height is unchanged at 1,610 mm, but the length is up by 20.3 mm to 2,570 mm, as is the width, by 15.2 mm to 1,800 mm. torsional rigidity is up by 28.7% before, aided by the increased use of high strength/high strength and reinforcing key connection points.

Track’ster design cues the large trapezoidal lower air as well as the low down, extended to the edge location of the fog lights, and the Kia signature grille has been to more closely resemble the The unique “floating” body panel #8211; inset the lift gate #8211; is a Track’ster-based cue.

The cabin naturally gets space with the expansion in scope #8211; marginal are to be had in terms of front leg room (up by mm over the outgoing Soul, to mm), rear leg room (up 5.1 mm to 993 front headroom (up by 5.1 mm to 1,006 mm) and seat shoulder room (up mm to 1,409 mm).

Ingress and egress has also improved, with a lower hip #8211; reduced by 12.7 mm and reduced step-in height. subtle alterations include a opening for the rear lift 60.9 mm more than the vehicle, which allows Soul to take in more.

aside, Kia says that the is also a much quieter (by 3dB), with plenty of reduction features coming play, the introduction of expansion into body cavities and carpet being among

Kia Soul

Materials-wise, the interior features of soft-touch panelling and high-gloss trim pieces on the centre and dash, among others. the centre console features carryovers from the Track’ster in the of a round gear shift and push-button start, of which the is exclusive to the Soul in the Kia lineup.

In the US, the Kia will be available in three levels, these being Plus and Exclaim, which not shape up equipment and kit but engine as well. The Base Soul a 1.6 litre Gamma GDI NA mill 130 hp at 6,300 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at 4,850

The Plus and Exclaim models, wear a 2.0 litre NU unit updated with GDI, the offers 164 hp at 6,200 rpm and 205 Nm at 4,000 As for transmissions, there are six-speed and six-speed auto options. In of wheels, the Base ships 16-inch alloys, while the wears 17-inchers and the Exclaim, units.

Aside from refinement, additional space and NVH, significant attention has focused on improving the Soul’s and handling through heavily front and rear suspension set while the relocation of the steering box has yielded benefits to on-centre A Flex Steer system, allows the driver to select three distinct steering (Comfort, Normal and Sport) is on the list.

Gizmos include a high-definition eight-inch touchscreen allied to a telematics and infotainment system, UVO as well as integrated Pandora radio, preloaded into the Elsewhere, the kit list reads off a storybook, from leather and Infinity audio system through to push-button ignition and speaker LED mood lighting. of Soul, indeed.

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