DETROIT, Mich., Jan 11, 2009 Bringing a balmy beach feeling into Cobo Center on a cold day in January, Kia Motors America (KMA) arrives during a North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with a Soulster alfresco concept, a movement of a rarely expected Soul, nearing during Kia Motors retailers this spring. With immature buyers budgets in mind, a Soulster is an fit front-drive automobile formed on a prolongation indication Soul, recently introduced during a 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Soulster delivers something new, intriguing and applicable to todays buyers a fun, affordable automobile for active people who like to share good times with friends, pronounced Tom Kearns, arch designer, KMA. Defying categorization and providing application and practicality, a Soulster exhibits particular pattern cues and satisfies mixed consumer needs.
Stylin Soulr Yellow Design
A two-door judgment with roadster roots, a brightly colored Soulr yellow Soulster projects a hip industrial demeanour with screw borders, suggestive of a secure pattern found on a warrior jet. The windshield is condensed for a sportier and hunkered down appearance. A two-piece tip enables passengers to display a front and behind seating areas independently, regulating elbow-grease technology. The hurl bar serves a twin purpose and includes a place for a slider tracks, while providing insurance not found in normal convertibles.
With a singular face, Soulster has a tough though discriminating character. The toughness is voiced by sum like a anodized skid-pad insert, that matches a buffer vents, hurl bar header and wheels.
Soulsters opinion incorporates lighting that shines by with an amber heat underneath a headlamps. The side vents, side-mirror spin signals, singular LED headlamps, haze and tail lamps incorporate blue shades.
The energetic, particular demeanour carries from front to behind with twin chrome empty and discriminating aluminum empty tips featuring carbon-fiber interior sleeves. The vast 19-inch, five-spoke aluminum amalgamate wheels ideal a Soulsters appearance. Regardless of Soulster being noticed from front, behind or side, it offers innovative perspectives subsequent from a strange Soul.
Once inside, Soulster takes even some-more on-going variations from Soul commencement with a new four-passenger seating design, a diversion from Souls five-passenger arrangement, lending atmospheric flexibility for prolonged summer weekends. The surprisingly stretchable Soulster provides genuine seating for twin in a front with gentle seating for twin some-more adults in a back. Fold-flat newcomer and behind seats total with plenty headroom make this a ideal automobile for amicable outings outdoor and on a beach with friends. Making simple facilities hot, a crank-up windows are a purposefully pivotal interior pattern component as are a dashboard-integrated audio speakers.
Adding to a irritable pattern scheme, a non-floor-mounted cantilevered seats plan a apparition of being dangling in space when noticed from a side permitting for increasing behind legroom. Storage compartments next any of a fold-flat behind seats, offer room for innumerable load needs. In serve to a atmospheric load area, twin storage compartments also can be found in a behind and underneath a load reason area.
All Revved Up
With immature buyers in mind, Soulster offers an agile, well-spoken and energetic ride. As with a Soul cousin, Soulsters can be done accessible with a innumerable of engine choices depending on any markets needs. A 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine is corresponding to a five-speed primer transmission, that produces approximately 120 horsepower. For those looking for a small some-more power, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is accessible with possibly a five-speed primer or a four-speed involuntary transmission, producing approximately 140 horsepower. Fuel economy for both engines is estimated during 30 or some-more miles per gallon. Other markets competence select a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine producing 124 horsepower or a 1.6-liter turbodiesel.
2009 Product Line
Kia Motors America offers a energetic and different product line of 11 vehicles to accommodate a needs of all lifestyles. The 2009 car line facilities a organic Rondo CUV and award-winning Sedona minivan along with a far-reaching accumulation of renouned newcomer cars, including a discriminating Amanti full distance sedan, eloquent Optima midst distance sedan, versatile and compress Spectra and Spectra5, and sporty nonetheless fuel fit Rio and Rio5 subcompacts. The car line also facilities a all-new and affordably lush Borrego, imperishable Sorento and value-packed Sportage SUVs. The Soul will serve element a lineup when it arrives in dealerships this spring.
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 2008, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketshare. 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 www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.
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