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Kia Soul is a mini SUV from Kia Motors. The production model was first presented at the Paris Motor Show in autumn 2008. In the Kia lineup, the car sits between the Kia cee’d and the Kia Sportage. Sales began in South Korea in November 2008, in Europe in February 2009, and in the United States in April.
Production and sales
A 2016 Kia Soul EV+ being charged
Second generation (PS; 2013)
The European model was set to go on sale in early 2014, with UK launch in Spring 2014. Early models include a choice of 1.6-liter GDi gasoline or CRDi diesel engines (from the previous generation Kia Soul), six- speed manual or automatic transmission, three different roof colors (black, white, and red), a choice of 11 body colors. Korean market models received the same two engines, with the 2.0-liter gasoline engine currently reserved for North American buyers.
Kia Track’ster concept (2012)
The Kia Track’ster concept was equipped with a custom 19-inch wheels designed by Kia’s California design team and HRE, 14-inch Brembo vented and cross-drilled front disc brakes with six-piston calipers, 13.6-inch rear brake discs with four-piston calipers, angled roof accented with Inferno Orange, lengthened front door with smooth billet push-style handles, carbon fiber lower side valances in Inferno Orange and incorporate functional rear-brake cooling ducts, back hatch incorporates a horizontal Inferno Orange “backpack” panel five inches wider than a production Soul, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 250 hp (186 kW; 253 PS), electronically controlled four-wheel-drive system, and a short-throw six-speed manual transmission.
“Red Line” edition (2014–)
Kia Soul EV (2015)
Soul Autonomous Vehicle (2016)
Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 5-door hatchback variant on a 2014 registration:
The first generation Kia Soul was presented at the Mondial de l’Automobile in autumn 2008. Production of the car based on the three 2008 studies Soul Burner, Soul Diva and Soul Searcher began in November 2008 in South Korea; The European market was launched in February 2009 and in the US in April 2009. Due to the relatively short external length, long wheelbase and high height, the car can accommodate five people. The volume of the luggage compartment is 340 liters with the normal seating arrangement and 570 liters with the rear bench seat folded down.
In Europe, cars with petrol and diesel engines were offered: 77 kW / 105 hp. With. (gasoline or diesel), 93 kW / 126 hp With. (gasoline), 66 kW/90 l. With. (diesel), 94 kW/128 hp With. (diesel). All engines (front wheel drive) based on Kia cee’d engines have four cylinders, 16 valves and two overhead camshafts in combination with manual and automatic transmissions. In the US and some non-European markets, a 2.0-litre petrol engine was also offered, which was replaced by a newer design of the same size in the summer of 2011.
Third generation (SK3; 2019)
Kia Soul cars for the Russian market were assembled by the SKD method at the Avtotor plant in Kaliningrad.
The third generation Soul was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2018. In Europe, only available with electric motor. There it debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019 and has been on sale since April 2019.
First generation (AM; 2008)
For 2011, the Soul was updated with more conventional pull-out door handles, standard metallic interior trim, redesigned instrument cluster, leather shift boot, and switchblade style fold-in integrated key and remote, with an optional Smart Key available in the Exclaim(“!”) trim.
The 2013 North American Soul received upgrades including 3 new colors, a bulged hood, revised grille with black chrome accents, LED red tail lights, LED amber front turn signals under the headlights and white LED running lights under the front turn signals . The exterior Kia badges became now smooth instead of raised lettering. Inside, audio controls were relocated to the steering wheel and Bluetooth became standard across the range. Upper trims included power folding heated mirrors with turn signal repeaters. The center display for sound system was previously red LED and was revised to include a full color range.
Soul Denim (2010)
Soul Ignition (2010)
Soul Dragon (2010)
Soul Ghost (2010)
The Soul White Tiger (2011)
Soul Flex (2010)
Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 5-door hatchback variant on a 2009 registration:
Soul Concept (2006)
Kia Soul Concept, January 2008
The design of the Soul concept was based on the Kia Mesa concept and it was initially introduced as a compact crossover with a 5-door SUV body styling with five seats and suicide doors. It included a 2.0-liter I4 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capability and adaptive cruise control.
Soul Burner, Diva, Searcher (2008)
The Soul Diva was created as a fashion accessory for a style-conscious young-at-heart woman, who regards her car to be as important as her entire outfit. It included a white, gold and black color scheme, full-length tinted glass panoramic roof, glossy black imitation leather, using ‘quilted’ stitching and trimmed to look like sofas, and black long-pile ‘Pony-hide’ carpet.
Kia’s Soul Searcher was designed to capture the spirit of Korean and Far Eastern culture, with a focus on achieving personal inner peace and creating a calm cocoon for the occupants. It included an old leather finish on the bonnet, powered folding roof, tailgate panel, dashboard, door panels and steering wheel rim, plus gray-beige felt floor and seats.
The Soul Hamstar Edition, introduced in 2011, featured body colored bumpers, rear sport spoiler, black 18-inch wheels, black fender vents w/side marker repeater, rear bumper applique, matte alloy fuel door, Hamstar exterior graphics, black leather seating, heated seats, hamstar edition floor mats, smart key push button starting, automatic climate control, fog lights, and leather steering wheel and shift knob.
Soul Hybrid (2008)
Kia Eco-Soul Concept
The Soul Hybrid/Eco-Soul is a concept vehicle with Gamma 1.6L gasoline engine, an electric motor rated 15 kW (20 PS; 20 hp) and 105 N⋅m (77 lbf⋅ft), continuously variable transmission, ISG (Idle Stop&Go), regenerative braking.
Soul’ster Concept (2009)
The Soul’ster is a concept vehicle with a 2-door, 4-seater cabriolet SUV body styling with an open roof over the rear seats. It includes dual chrome exhaust, polished aluminum exhaust tips featuring carbon-fiber interior sleeves, and 19-inch 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels. It is similar to the Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 NAIAS.
Kia Soul exhibit at the 2009 SEMA auto show in Las Vegas.
Featured songs include “Do What You Do” by Marz, “Fort Knox” by Goldfish, “Junkyard” by The Potbelleez, “colors” by Calvin Harris, “The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)” by Black Sheep, “Applause” by Lady Gaga and, during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO.
Reviews and awards
Весной 2014 года было запущено второе поколение Kia Soul. Автомобиль немного вырос в габаритах, высота осталась примерно такой же.
Kia Soul EV
Модель Kia Soul EV — электрический автомобиль. Первые прототипы были испытаны в 2013 году. В ноябре 2013 года было объявлено о производстве модели Soul EV, продажи которой в США начались в 2014 году. Модель также доступна в Европе с конца 2014 года.
Электромотор развивает мощность 81 кВт (110 л. с.) и крутящий момент 285 Нм. Разгоняется от 0 до 100 км/ч за 11,7 секунды и развивает максимальную скорость 145 км/ч. Литий-ионный полимерный аккумулятор в Soul EV основан на разработке Samsung и Kia и имеет емкость 27 кВтч. Максимальная дальность Kia Soul EV составляет 212 км. Плотность энергии батареи, вес которой 277 кг, составляет 200 Втч/кг. Если времени мало, 80 % заряда можно зарядить за 33 минуты на станции быстрой зарядки мощностью 50 кВт. Кроме того, система рекуперативного торможения и тепловой насос используются для увеличения рабочего диапазона.