2012 Kia Soul and Forte Koup Named to MSN Autos "10 Great Cars for Less Than $20,000" List

Posted on 07. Dec, 2011 by in Kia Canada

2012 KIA SOUL AND FORTE KOUP NAMED TO MSN AUTOS “10 GREAT CARS FOR LESS THAN $20,000” LIST

Kia Vehicles Praised for Exceptional Value and Stand-Out Designs

  • Funky Soul famous for low starting cost and ample interior space

  • Kia’s two-door Koup praised for opening comforts and superb value
  • IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2011 – The 2012 Soul and Forte Koup recently were named to MSN Autos “10 Great Cars for Less Than $20,000” list, with Kia being a usually code to have dual vehicles selected. Soul, Kia’s iconic hatchback rested for a 2012 indication year, delivers a array of refinements, including some-more power, softened fuel economy and new technologies along with an updated look. Meanwhile, a performance-inspired Forte Koup offers world-class design, fuel efficiency, and superb pushing dynamics.

    “MSN Autos preference of Soul and Forte Koup for a ’10 Great Cars for Less Than $20,000′ list reflects a value Kia vehicles yield consumers with a horde of customary technology, safety, and preference features,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of selling communications, Kia Motors America (KMA). “Kia’s technology-laden, fun-to-drive, uniquely-styled vehicles continue to attract new business to a Kia brand, as evidenced by 15 uninterrupted months of sales records.”

    MSN Autos compared a series of new vehicles accessible in a marketplace currently to yield consumers with a list of products that yield a best-value for their money. Vehicles were evaluated on customary amenities, pattern and functionality.

    About a 2012 Soul
    Refreshed for a 2012 indication year, a Kia Soul has been fine-tuned with a poignant series of technological, powertrain and character enhancements. The 2012 Soul delivers class-leading horsepower1 and significantly softened fuel potency of adult to 35 miles per gallon (mpg)2 on a highway. Kia Motors’ hatchback stays a class-leading value3 with a lowest starting cost of a rival set during $13,900 MSRP4. Later this indication year, Soul also will be a initial among a competitors to offer a fuel-saving Idle Stop and Go (ISG) technology, that turns off a engine when a automobile is not in motion, such as during a stop light or in traffic.

    About a 2012 Forte Koup
    Available in dual trims EX and SX Forte Koup offers consumers an aggressively styled and performance-inspired two-door coupe with an contentment of amenities as good as considerable power. Designed and engineered as a driver’s car, Forte Koup is powered by possibly a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine (EX models), producing 156 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque5 that comforts Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and multi-port electronic fuel injection, or an upgraded 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine (SX models), also with CVVT, that delivers 173 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque6.

    Design-Led Transformation and Product Line
    Kia Motors has undergone 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 code expansion by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and new technology. Kia’s joining to a U.S. marketplace is represented by a U.S.-based prolongation comforts in West Point, Georgia KMMG that is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and retailer jobs and combined a critically acclaimed Optima midsize sedan7 to a prolongation line in September. Kia’s indication year 2012 automobile line includes a Sorento CUV, Sportage compress CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, all-new Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts 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 745 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2010, KMA accessible a best-ever U.S. sales and 16th uninterrupted year of increasing 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 technologies.

    Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile lineup is accessible during a website www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.


    1 Class-leading horsepower explain formed on comparisons to 2011 and 2012 compress wagons as of Dec 2011.
    2 Class-leading explain formed on comparison of 2011 and accessible 2012 compress wagons as of Nov 2011. 2012 EPA fuel economy estimates for Soul Base 1.6L GDI engine are 27/city and 35/hwy MPG. Actual mileage might vary.
    3 Class-leading explain formed on comparisons to 2011 and 2012 competitors as of Dec 2011.
    4 Starting prices are manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP), MSRP excludes $750 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
    5 Maximum hp for Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) engine is 154 hp @ 6,200 rpm, 139 lb.-ft. @ 4,600 rpm. SULEV engine is a usually engine accessible in these states: California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Maine, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, New Mexico.
    6 Maximum hp for Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) engine is 165 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 161 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm. SULEV engine is a usually engine accessible in these states: California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Maine, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, New Mexico.
    7 Optima Hybrid will not be built during KMMG.

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