KIA MOTORS AMERICA INTRODUCES ALL-NEW SOUL
Brand-Defining Addition Makes a Debut during a Los Angeles Auto Show
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov 20, 2008 Kia Motors America (KMA) currently announced a North American entrance of a all-new and rarely expected Soul newcomer car during a 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. Designed in Southern California, a Soul is a newest product charity to join a companys ever-expanding line-up, following a introduction of a all-new Borrego midsize SUV progressing this year. Souls confidant and irritable pattern is demonstrative of a new Kia pattern theme, with some-more package and styling combinations than any prior Kia vehicle. With Souls attainment as an early indication year 2010 car to a C-Segment, it allows immature and young-at-heart buyers to have a leisure to truly personalize and emotionally bond with their vehicle.
The Soul is for those who adore individuality though dont like to be categorized by anticipating a subsequent best thing, pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of marketing, KMA. Indicative of a new pattern instruction of KMA, Soul is an appealing and customizable car for those looking for something with a tiny some-more celebrity than other vehicles on a marketplace today.
Edgy and Confident Exterior
Originally debuted as a judgment car during Detroits North American International Auto Show in 2006, Souls extraneous stays loyal to a strange Soul judgment pattern implying energy and strength. With an pointed window line, dull nose, vast flared behind headlamps and chrome grille, a Soul is given a accessible face and exudes a childish merriment for coasting along a beach or cruising downtown city streets, redefining a judgment of freedom.
The beltline rises from a front circle arch to emanate a peaceful crowd figure and continues underneath and around a back side window. The back is dominated by a straight mixed back lamps set into a physique tone row with transparent outdoor lenses. The physique and circle arch double line extends around a fender for a tough, not rough, character relating a demeanour from a front.
Available in 4 trims, Soul, Soul+, Soul! (exclaim) and Soul sport, a versatile five-door offers copiousness of customary features. The Soul includes black doorway handles and side mirrors, body-colored bumpers, back wiper/washer and 15-inch steel wheels propitious with P195/65R15 tires. Upgrading somewhat to a Soul+ offers keyless remote entry, solar glass, remoteness potion on a back side and back windows body-color handles and energy side mirrors along with 16-inch amalgamate wheels with P205/55R16 tires. Enhancing to a Soul! adds energy moonroof, haze lights, 18-inch amalgamate wheels furnished with P225/45R18 tires, while a energetic Soul competition facilities side sills, back spoiler, 18-inch amalgamate wheels, singular front and back fascias, unconditionally personifying a sporty, civic demeanour Soul embodies.
Spacious, State-of-the-Art Interior
Inside a cabin is where Soul unequivocally shows a energy to surprise. For those who wish a personal loll on wheels or an fit load conduit with 14 storage zones, Soul has it covered. While Soul offers a comparatively tiny footprint, it offers a surprisingly atmospheric interior. Passengers will find comfort in a ample cabin. All 5 adult passengers will find accession and outlet elementary and effortless, credited to high doors and a high seating position, and any Soul will be means to have a possess celebrity interjection to mixed options for interiors with opposite colors, fabrics and audio complement packages accessible for selection.
The Souls interior pattern is decidedly shabby by a cars rarely specified audio system.
An uncluttered dashboard with a three-dial instrument cluster, LCD illumination, a floating core smoke-stack pattern is a pivotal visible underline and offers interesting entrance to a AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio complement given with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities and 3 months nominal use . Standard auxiliary and USB submit jacks also can be found in a core console with full iPod controllability around a audio conduct section and steering circle controls.
Additional customary interior facilities embody a lean steering column, energy doorway locks, energy windows with drivers side auto-down, map lamps and a back wiper and washer. Stylishly allocated cloth seats yield gentle seating while a 60/40 split-folding back chair offers mixed seating and load arrangements depending on motorist and newcomer needs.
Soul+ offers additional customary facilities including atmosphere conditioning, journey control with steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob, remoteness potion and tweeter speakers. Available upgrades for a Soul+ trim embody an audio ascent package energy moonroof and building mats, that turn customary on a Soul!. Advancing to a Soul! adds singular beige-black interior trim and cloth seats and metal-finish trim. For a Soul! and Soul sport, an Audio Upgrade Package enhances a sound with core speaker, subwoofer and 315-watt outmost amplifier.
For consumers with some-more jaunty and active lifestyles looking for even some-more excitement, a Soul competition offers a sport-tuned suspension, steel pedals, singular red-black interior trim with competition cloth seats and metal-finish trim.
Soul is different, right down to a all-new platform. With a possess particular style, Soul facilities front-wheel drive, a high roofline and an scarcely prolonged wheelbase. Built on a tallness with a wheelbase of 100.4 inches, an altogether length of 161.6 inches, an altogether breadth of 70.3 inches and altogether tallness of 63.4 inches a Soul offers a gentle interior with ample seating for adult to 5 passengers. With some-more than 70 percent high-tensile-strength steel to raise constructional strength but adding a lot of weight, a all-new, Kia-engineered physique achieves high torsional stiffness, benefiting handling, float peculiarity and refinement. Additional measures to assistance safeguard good sound quivering and rudeness (NVH) qualities are propitious via a Soul.
Mounted on a front underling support that supports a engine and transmission, a Soul is propitious with a entirely eccentric front and twist-beam back cessation system, with front MacPherson struts and curl springs, designed to broach manageable doing and an flexible ride. In a rear, a Soul cessation is sub-frame-mounted with a cross torsion lamp spindle with trailing arms for a well-spoken float and smallest penetration into a load space. For optimal space, a back anti-roll stabilizer bar is mounted inside a torsion beam.
Soul offers an agile, well-spoken and energetic ride. Its 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine is corresponding to a five-speed primer transmission, that produces approximately 120 horsepower. For those looking for a tiny some-more power, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is accessible with possibly a five-speed primer or a four-speed involuntary transmission. The latter engine produces approximately 140 horsepower, and is accessible for Soul+, Soul! and Soul sport. Fuel economy for both engines is estimated during 30 or some-more miles per gallon.
Standard Kia Safety Features
Soul continues to offer a same high turn of customary reserve apparatus as all Kia vehicles, with facilities such as front chair active headrests, twin front modernized airbags, front seat-mounted and full-length side screen airbags and a tire vigour monitoring complement (TPMS). An antilock stop complement (ABS) with electronic brakeforce placement (EBD), electronic fortitude control (ESC), and back front brakes are customary on Soul+, Soul! and Soul competition models.
Like all 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 anti-perforation 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 sales, selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 640 dealers via a United States. For 2007, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of record U.S. sales. 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.”
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