2010 Kia Soul+ Named "Best New Car For Your Teen" by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Posted on 09. Nov, 2010 by in Kia Canada


Versatile Urban Passenger Vehicle Recognized for a “Cool Factor”

  • Soul+ is packaged with complicated record such as customary Bluetooth1 wireless connectivity, USB submit jacks and SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities2
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance says personalizable five-door offers a high resale value and low cost of insurance

IRVINE, Calif., Nov 9, 2010 – The 2010 Kia Soul, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) value-laden and singly styled civic newcomer vehicle, recently combined another endowment to a prize box with Kiplinger’s Personal Finance‘s nomination of “Best New Car for Your Teen” for a Soul+ (plus) trim. The award-winning five-door was comparison for a “cool factor,” far-reaching accumulation of customary record and reserve comforts as good as a musty design.

“The Soul’s high character and far-reaching array of personalization options bond with consumers that are immature and young-at-heart,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, KMA. “Since going on sale final year, Soul has proven to be a diversion changer for a code as evidenced by a considerable list of awards and unchanging position in Kia’s top-three best-selling vehicles any month.”

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance editors deliberate all 2010 compress sedans underneath $20,000, including tiny hatchbacks, before selecting their tip new car. Editors comparison Soul+ as a best new automobile for a 56-percent resale value after 3 years, $15,890 plaque price3 as good as a low cost of automobile word and maintenance.

A 2009 and 2010 “Top Safety Pick” by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a 2010 Soul has warranted an considerable list of awards and accolades, including AAA’s “Top Vehicle Pick for Dog Owners,” “Best Family Cars for 2010” by Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine, “Best Hatchback of 2010” by Cars.com, “2010 Top Cars for Families” by Motherproof.com, “Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” and “Top 10 Back-to-School Cars” for 2010 from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com.

Soul stands out from a throng with modern, singular styling directed toward a immature and young-at-heart and offers a particular multiple of style, value and personalization options. Soul is accessible in 4 trims Soul, Soul+, Soul! (exclaim) and Soul Sport. An accessible Audio Upgrade Package includes orator lights that can kick to a kick of a song or supplement mood lighting to a interior cabin, enhancing a altogether personal loll feeling. The Soul+ offers musty black cloth seats with “glowing” Soul heading inserts while a Soul! trim comes with a particular sand-black interior with houndstooth-patterned inserts, and a Soul Sport presents a confidant red-black interior trim with red-trimmed cloth seats and metal-finish interior accents.

All 4 Soul models also offer consumers a same well-developed turn of customary reserve apparatus as all Kia vehicles, including front chair active headrests, twin front modernized airbags, front seat-mounted and full-length side screen airbags, an Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Front and back press zones, side-impact doorway beams, an impact-absorbing steering mainstay and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) complement also come standard. Pricing for a versatile five-door starts underneath $14,0004.

In 2010, Kia expelled 4 special book Souls5 formed on a Soul+ model: Ghost Soul, Ignition Soul, Denim Soul and Shadow Dragon Soul. Ghost Soul offers consumers a singular light gray-blue extraneous and gray side-stripe; Denim Soul offers a singular denim extraneous tone with distinguished white side-view mirrors and relating white 18-inch amalgamate wheels; Ignition Soul provides a boiling ignition orange extraneous color, distinguished wheels and rally-inspired skin, while a Shadow Dragon Soul wears black dragon graphics over a sinister black-on-black tone scheme. Two all-new Special Edition Souls will be expelled in a entrance year.

Design-Led Transformation and Product Line

Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, that has been delivering boldly styled vehicles in several critical segments during accurately a right time, contributing to a brand’s continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and new record such as a soon-to-come UVO powered by Microsoft6 in-car hands-free party system. The launches of a 2011 Sorento CUV, a initial automobile to be assembled* during Kia’s initial U.S.-based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, a energetic 2011 Sportage compress CUV, worldly 2011 Optima midsize sedan and versatile Forte 5-door hatchback serve raise a lineup.

Kia’s indication year 2011 automobile line includes a Sorento CUV, Sportage compress CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio sub-compact sedan, Rio5 sub-compact hatchback and Sedona minivan.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 725 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share and recently achieved a best entertain of sales ever in 2010. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

1 A Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled dungeon phone is compulsory to use Bluetooth wireless technology. The Bluetooth word symbol and logos are purebred trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such outlines by Kia is underneath license. Other trademarks and tradenames are those of their particular owners
2 SIRIUS, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and a subsidiaries. SIRIUS Radio requires a subscription, sole alone after 3-month hearing subscription enclosed with automobile purchase. Prices and programming are supposing by SIRIUS and are theme to change. Subscriptions governed by SIRIUS Terms Conditions accessible during sirius.com. SIRIUS Radio U.S. use accessible usually to those during slightest 18 years of age in a 48 constant United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico (with coverage limitations).
3 Starting MSRP for Soul+, includes $695 end and doing fee, and title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
4 Starting MSRP for bottom Soul excludes $695 end and doing fee, and title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
5 Soul Special Edition vehicles have really singular availability, while reserve last, and are not accessible in all regions. See Kia dealers for details.
6 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
* Kia vehicles fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant are fabricated from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.

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