Kia introduced its 2014 Soul at the New York International Auto Show back in March, but in view of next month’s unveiling of the European-spec variant at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, they have just released a bunch of new official images starring the model.
Unfortunately, the South Korean carmaker did not say much about the engine range, though in the US the cra is powered by either a 1.
6-liter GDI unit producing 130 hp and 160 Nm of torque or a 2.
0-liter GDI delivering 164 hp and 205 Nm, which can be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
Based on the Track’ster concept we saw in early 2012 and combining a 2,570 mm wheelbase (up 20.
3 mm), a 1,800 mm overall width (increased by 15.
24mm) and the same overall height (1,610 mm) of the previous model, the new Soul is expected to offer more space and comfort in the cabin, which uses soft-touch materials for the instrument panel, centre console and door panels, leather seating and high-gloss piano-black trim bits.
The 2014 Kia Soul will be offered in three trim levels – ‘Base’, ‘Plus’ and ‘Exclaim’ – with the entry-level model featuring a 6-speaker sound system, telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, SiriusXM radio, remote keyless entry and cruise control; the ‘Plus’ adds 17-inch alloys, auto headlights, UVO eServices, Rear Camera Display and other optional goodies like the 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat; the ‘Exclaim’ throws in a set of 18-inch wheels, fog lights, projector headlights, front LED positioning lights, rear LED lights and other optional extras such as HID headlights and Supervision Cluster screen.