Kia Motors has unveiled the all-new 2014 Soul crossover vehicle at the 2013 New York Auto Show!
Designed at Kia’s California design studio, the all-new Soul crossover boasts significantly refreshed exterior and interior layouts, as well as vastly upgraded powertrain technology.
The 2014 Soul is slightly larger thant the model it replaces. Its wheelbase and width have grown by 20,3mm to 2,570mm and 15,2mm to 1,800mm, respectively, while the height has remaind the same as with the previous Soul model.
The new model rides on a new platform that’s nearly 30 percent stiffer than before, meaning the Soul’s driving dynamics have been improved.
Kia’s engineers have paid a special attention to the car’s ride and handling which has been improved through a heavily revised front and rear suspension set ups.
2014 Soul Trim Levels
The vehicle will offer buyers three trim levels – Base, Plus and Exclaim — when it goes on sale this fall. Pricing will be released closer to the Soul’s launch date!
Soul Engines, Transmissions
Under the hood, the 2014 Kia Soul offers a choice of two four-cylinder engines, the 1,6L and 2,0L!
The base version of the second-generation Kia Soul is powered by a 1,6L GDI (gasoline direct injection) unit which generates 130 horsepower and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft ) of maximum torque.
The Soul “Plus” and “Exclaim” models are fitted with Kia’s 2,0L Nu engine generating 164-horsepower and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque.
The base 1,6L engine is coupled with six-speed manual transmission or, optionally, to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The Soul Plus may be equipped with either transmission, while the Soul Exclaim is available exclusively with the six-speed automatic transmission.
2014 Kia Soul Photo Gallery
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