All-New Special Edition 2010 Kia Shadow Dragon Soul Arrives in Showrooms

Posted on 12. Jan, 2010 by in Kia Canada


Limited-Edition Urban Passenger Vehicle Dons Popular Designs Requested by Internet Forums and Enthusiasts

  • Shadow Dragon Soul brings a new tone intrigue and adds leather-trimmed seating to a Soul lineup
  • Shadow Dragon Soul is a third special book Soul to arrive in reduction than 12 months
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jan 12, 2010 Kia Motors America (KMA) currently announced a attainment of a special book Shadow Dragon Soul, a third of 4 designed special book Soul models. Proudly display pattern themes identical in inlet to a Soul “Burner” judgment that debuted in 2008 during a Geneva International Motor Show ensuing in a slew of certain feedback from Soul forums and Internet chats, Shadow Dragon Soul wears black dragon graphics over a sinister black-on-black tone scheme. Shadow Dragon Soul is a latest instance a civic newcomer vehicle’s singular ability to morph and transform, and joins all other Soul models as a 2010 “Top Safety Pick” by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

    “Soul is a singular car in that it lends itself ideally to personalization formed on consumer needs and desires,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of marketing, KMA. “With a one-of-a-kind paint and striking treatments, a Shadow Dragon Soul could be a many particular special-edition Soul we’ve expelled so far, though still maintains a same value, preference and reserve facilities that consumers have come to know and design from all Soul trim levels.”

    From afar, Shadow Dragon Soul’s low shade black extraneous tone and matte black dragon graphics on a hood and tailgate give off a dim and ominous persona. Looking closer, a black-on-black thesis continues with black 18-inch wheels and machined accents, a body-color wing-type spoiler and high-gloss black accents found on a front and back buffer inserts. Inside, Shadow Dragon Soul facilities black leather-trimmed seats a initial leather seating accessible on any Soul indication and chair warmers for additional oppulance and comfort. Like both prior special-edition Souls, Shadow Dragon Soul is formed on a Soul+ indication and is entirely installed with a Audio Upgrade Package (center speaker, subwoofer, outmost amplifier and orator lights that kick to a kick of a music), an iPod tie wire for full functionality around a radio conduct section and steering circle controls, carpeted building mats, moonroof, haze lights and buffer vents with side pen repeaters. Shadow Dragon Soul starts during $18,195 with a five-speed primer transmission.

    Building from a Soul+ model, Shadow Dragon Soul adds customary keyless remote entry, remoteness potion on a back and back side windows, body-color doorway handles and twin body-color energy side mirrors. Additional customary facilities such as journey control with steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth wireless record with hands-free connectivity, twin 12-volt energy outlets and tweeter speakers raise quadruped amenities on a road, as do a lonesome top storage bin, twin visor self-centredness mirrors with covers and twin map lights.

    About a Kia Soul

    The Soul has won countless accolades given nearing in dealerships, including twin “Top Safety Pick” awards from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a “2010 Automotive Excellence Award” from Popular Mechanics, a “Super Value Award” by The Active Network, Inc., being named to Ward’s Autoworld’s “Interior of a Year” list for “Grooviest Interior, named to 2009 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 list by Kelley Blue Book’s,” among several others.

    Available in 4 trims, Soul, Soul+, Soul! (exclaim) and Soul sport, pricing for a versatile 5 doorway starts during $13,300 for a bottom trim, while Soul+ starts during $14,950. Enhancing to a Soul! or Soul competition offers a cost commencement during $16,950. For additional value Soul also offers considerable fuel economy, with a 1.6-liter primer entrance in during 26/31 mpg (city/highway) while a 2.0-liter offers a thrifty, fuel-sipping 24/30 mpg for both a involuntary and primer transmissions, improved than a Scion xB.

    Standard Kia Safety Features

    Soul continues to offer a same high turn of customary reserve apparatus as all new 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) also are standard. Front and back press zones, side-impact doorway beams, impact-absorbing steering mainstay and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) complement also come customary on all Soul models, creation for a wide-ranging list of customary reserve features.

    Industry-Leading Warranty

    Like all new Kia models, Soul is lonesome by a extensive guaranty program, that offers rare consumer protection. Included in this module are a 10-year/100,000-mile singular powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile singular simple warranty, and a five-year/100,000-mile antiperforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise also is partial of a extensive coverage program.

    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 670 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. 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 car choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

    1 MSRPs bar $695 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by dealer.
    2 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.
    3 2010 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage might vary.

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