2013 KIA SOUL
Kia’s Top-Selling Urban Passenger Vehicle Returns with Style,Performance, Comfort and Value
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012 – The automobile that helped chaperon in Kia Motors America’s (KMA) finish design-led mutation and one of a brand’s best-selling vehicles, a 2013 Kia Soul civic newcomer automobile earnings to a lineupwith a refreshingly singular style, fun-to-drive opening and innumerable customary comfort and preference features. Refreshed in 2012 with technology, powertrain and pattern enhancements, Soul bringsspirited opening and considerable fuel potency of adult to 35 miles per gallon (mpg) on a highway1 to a segment. A consumer and vicious favorite given attack a stage in 2009, Soul has garnered many prestigious awards, including being named to MSN Autos’ 2012 “10 Great Cars for Less Than $20,000.” It was also famous by NADAguides as one of a “Most Versatile 2012 New Cars Under $20K” and by Consumers Digest as a 2012 “Best Buy.”
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For 2013, Soul continues to offer 3 trim levels Soul, Soul + and Soul ! and builds on a successful regulation of out-of-the-box styling, opening and value by adding a series of facilities to serve boost a appeal, including darkened chrome surrounding a grille for an upscale appearance, upgraded leather on a leather-wrapped steering wheel, customary Bluetooth® wireless technology2 with steering wheel-mounted controls, customary steering wheel-mounted audio controls, power-folding side mirrors (exclaim) and customary journey control (plus M/T). Also new for 2013, consumers will advantage from Kia’s Idle Stop and Go (ISG) record as partial of a Eco Package (production summer 2012). The 2013 Soul stays a class-leading value3 with a lowest cost of a rival set starting during $14,400 MSRP4 while a Soul A/T starts during $16,200.
Edgy and Confident Exterior
Lauded for a standout design, a versatile five-door’s low, far-reaching position is complemented by an pointed window line and dull nose with a beltline that rises from a front circle arch to emanate a peaceful throng shape. Updated in 2012, a Soul viewed pointed changes in extraneous styling to devise a wider position and a some-more complicated appeal. The bottom trim offers countless customary preference features, including a chrome-accented grille (darkened on all trims for a contemporary look), transparent lens auto-off headlamps, physique tone doorway handles and side mirrors, black body-side molding, back wiper/washer, non-static few windshield wipers, front and back front brakes and 15-inch steel wheels propitious with P195/65R15 tires.
Upgrading to a Soul +, with a 2.0-liter engine, adds keyless remote entrance with flip key, remoteness potion on a induce and back side windows, body-color doorway handles and twin body-color energy side mirrors with integrated spin signals, along with 16-inch amalgamate wheels with P205/55R16 tires. Soul + also comes with discretionary front haze lamps and a energy sunroof.
The Soul ! (exclaim) is simply discernible from a other models with disdainful LED projector headlamps with front LED accents, haze lights and LED taillights complemented by overwhelming 18-inch amalgamate wheelspaired with P235/45R18 tires. The top-of-the-line trim also adds a customary energy sunroof, body-colored bumper, singular body-color front and back fascias, exhilarated outward mirrors and for 2013, customary power-folding side mirrors for additional convenience.
Adding to a distinctiveness of Soul, buyers can select from a far-reaching taste of outlandish extraneous paint colors, including: Moss, Dune and Clear White; lead tones of Shadow, Titanium and Bright Silver; impassioned Molten; and Alien green.
Spacious, State-of-the-Art Interior
Inside, Soul’s high-tech, unconventional cabin facilities a well-equipped mix of record facilities during a extensive altogether value. Soul’s cabin was designed to offer occupants a ideal personal loll on wheels. The atmospheric cabin offersa ample 40.2/39.6 inches of headroom (front/rear), shoulder room of 55.2/55.1 inches, 42.1/39.0 inches of legroom and a newcomer volume of 102.3 cubic feet. With 14 storage zones optimized for storing all that life has to offer, a Soul is ideal for weekend getaways or discerning trips to a beach.
Soul’s interior pattern is decidedly shabby by a car’s rarely specified audio system. An uncluttered dashboard with a three-dial instrument cluster, LCD enlightenment and floating core smoke-stack pattern is a pivotal visible underline and offers present entrance to a AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio complement given with SiriusXM Satellite Radio and 3 months nominal service5. Bluetooth® wireless record with steering wheel-mounted controls and steering wheel-mounted audio controls are customary opposite all trims, as are USB and auxiliary submit jacks found in a core console with full iPod®6 and MP3 controllability around a audio conduct section and steering wheel-mounted controls achieved with an Apple iPod cable6.
Additional customary interior facilities that make a Soul mount out from a throng embody atmosphere conditioning, energy doorway locks, bright window switches, energy windows with driver’s side auto-down, telescoping steering column, in-radio outmost heat arrangement and digital clock, an top storage bin, dual-level glove box, 12-volt energy outlet, back window defroster, load area light and a architecture light with check out. Soul is stylishly allocated with black cloth seats, adding to a gentle interior. A 60/40 split-folding back chair with height-adjustable headrests offers mixed seating and load arrangements depending on motorist and newcomer needs.
Soul + with primer delivery offers additional customary features, including a leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob, twin front 12-volt energy outlets with singular energy opening in a load area, and tweeter speakers, all enhancing quadruped amenities on a road. Standard on a Soul + is a lonesome top storage bin, twin visor self-centredness mirrors with covers and twin map lights, while black cloth seats are ornate with Soul heading inserts. An discretionary Audio Upgrade Package also is accessible for Soul + featuring UVO powered by Microsoft®7 record with a 350-watt seven-speaker Infinity®8 audio complement that enhances a sound with acenter speaker, subwoofer, outmost amplifier and orator lights in a rainbow of colors that kick to a kick of a song or supplement mood lighting. A back camera display9 and automobile on/off headlamps also are partial of a audio ascent package for extended prominence and convenience.
Advancing to a Soul ! adds carpeted building mats, sum with sand-black cloth interior trim with houndstooth inserts for a specifying Soul style. The Soul ! also includes a customary Infinity audio system, UVO record with HD Radio®10 and a back camera display11.
For combined upscale comforts, an accessible Premium Package on Soul ! includes Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic™(in lieu of UVO system), exhilarated front seats, leather chair trim, involuntary meridian control and push-button start with intelligent key.
More Power, Less Fuel
The 2013 Soul enhances a fun-to-drive cause with conspicuous horsepower and fuel economy. A 1.6-liter GDI engine corresponding to a six-speed primer delivery produces 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque, and for those looking for a boost in power, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is accessible with possibly a six-speed primer or a six-speed involuntary transmission. The latter engine produces 164 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, and is customary on Soul + and Soul ! models. Fuel economy for a 1.6-liter comes in during an considerable 27/35 mpg12 (city/highway), while a 2.0-liter offers a fuel-sipping 26/34 mpg11 for both a involuntary and primer transmissions.
For 2013, Soul + models offer an Eco Package on a 2.0-liter engines with an involuntary transmission, that includes ISG technologyand low-rolling-resistance tires for softened fuel economy, appealing to environmentallyconsciousconsumers.
Soul is different, right down to a platform. With a possess singular style, Soul facilities front-wheel drive, a high roofline and a wide, particular stance. Built with a wheelbase of 100.4 inches, an altogether length of 162.2 inches, an altogether breadth of 70.3 inches and altogether tallness of 63.4 inches, Soul offers a gentle interior with ample seating for adult to 5 passengers. Constructed with some-more than 70-percent high-tensile-strength steel to raise constructional strength but adding a lot of weight, a Kia-engineered physique achieves high torsional rigidity, benefiting handling, float peculiarity and refinement.
Soul has been given with a series of measures to assistance urge noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) rebate qualities, including a thicker lurch insulation panel, an A-pillar noise-absorber pad and an optimized empty silencer, a vibration-damper, a core building anti-vibration pad, and vinyl sealing on doorway trim. All Soul + and Soul ! trims also accept an combined sub-frame energetic check and a complicated engine support energetic damper, that assistance revoke send of NVH into a cabin for a quieter, some-more polished ride.
Soul facilities a entirely independent, sub-frame mounted front cessation complement with MacPherson struts, curl springs, back monotube gas startle absorbers and stabilizer bar, providing steering fortitude with manageable doing to offer passengers optimal comfort. At a rear, Soul’s cessation is sub-frame mounted with a cross torsion lamp spindle with trailing arms, curl springs and gas startle absorbers for a well-spoken float and smallest penetration into a load space.
Advanced Safety Features
All Soul models continue to offer a extensive list of reserve features, including front chair active headrests, twin front modernized airbags, and 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), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) also are standard, as arefront and back press zones, side-impact doorway beams, impact-absorbing steering mainstay and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).
The 2013 Soul is lonesome by Kia’s guaranty program13, that offers consumer insurance during an well-developed value. Included in this module are a 10-year/100,000-mile singular powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile singular simple guaranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise also is partial of a automobile coverage.
Kia’s Unprecedented Growth
Kia Motors is one of a world’s fastest relocating tellurian automotive brands; from 2009-2011 Kia launched some-more new vehicles in a U.S. than any other automaker, and underneath a superintendence of arch pattern officer Peter Schreyer warranted a repute as an attention personality in automotive styling. Kia Motors America’s full line of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars and CUVs has warranted vicious commend and dramatically increasing consumer awareness, notice and care for a brand. In 2011, KMA accessible a 17th uninterrupted year of marketplace share growth, interjection in partial to a largest boost of any vital code in viewed quality14 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking15. Kia’s U.S.-based production trickery in West Point, Georgia KMMG is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and tradesman jobs and builds dual of a company’s best-selling vehicles in a U.S. a Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan. Kia’s value and technology-laden lineup also includes a Sportage compress CUV, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Optima Hybrid, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio and Rio5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America 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 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner” of a NBA and LPGA. In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S.16 Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.
*The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are built in a United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
1 EPA estimated for highway mileage for 2013 Soul. EPA city estimated adult to 27 mpg. Actual mileage will vary.
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. Other trademarks and tradenames are those of their particular owners. A concordant Bluetooth® wireless record enabled dungeon phone is compulsory to use Bluetooth® wireless technology.
3 Claim formed on comparison to 2012 competitors as of Jul 2012.
4 Starting cost is manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP) for lowest trim level. MSRPs bar $775 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
5 Sirius services need subscriptions, sole alone after 3-month hearing enclosed with automobile purchase/lease. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement during siriusxm.com 2011 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
6 Apple wire compulsory for iPod® mobile digital device connectivity. For customary and UVO audio units, navigation complement requires discretionary Kia appendage cable, sole separately. iPod® is a purebred heading of Apple, Inc.
7 Microsoft and Windows are purebred trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
8 Infinity is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
9 The rear-view backup camera is not a surrogate for correct and protected backing-up procedures. Always expostulate safely and use counsel when subsidy up.
10 HD Radio™ and a HD, HD Radio, and “Arc” logos are exclusive trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
11 The back camera arrangement is not a surrogate for correct and protected backing-up procedures. Always expostulate safely and use counsel when subsidy up.
12 EPA fuel economy estimated for 2013 Soul. Actual mileage will vary.
13 All warranties are limited. See tradesman for guaranty sum or go to kia.com.
14 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study.
15 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis.
16 Based on 5-year accumulative expansion between 12-month sell sales for durations finale Jun 2007 and Jun 2012 of all U.S. automotive brands.