New Kia Soul launches in South Africa

Kia Soul South Africa

Kia Motors South Africa has launched the new Kia Soul in South Africa. The new 2.0-litre Soul compact crossover expands on the existing 1.6-litre Soul offering and comes with more power and improved fuel efficiency.

New Kia Soul offers more power and improved efficiency

Engine Capability

The 2.0-litre Soul produces 122kW of power at 6 500rpm and displays a maximum torque figure of 200Nm at 4 800rpm. The 2.0-litre is mated with either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.

The manual variant is capable of accelerating to 100km/h in 9.6 seconds while the automatic version will take 9.2 seconds. The 2.0-litre Soul will obtain a top speed of 186km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.0-litres/100km for the manual and 7.1-litres/100km for the automatic variant. The 2.0-litre Soul exhibits a CO2 emissions figure of 165g/km for the manual and 168g/km for the automatic.

Exterior Styling

The new Kia Soul Soul features new front and rear bumpers with a revised bonnet. The Soul has been fitted with projector headlamps with front LED Daytime Running Lights and rear LED tail-lights. The 2.0-litre Soul is available with 18” alloy wheels. The side mirrors are colour coded and electrically adjustable. A sunroof is optional for the 2.0-litre Soul.

Interior Styling

The Soul’s interior is both modern and spacious offering 14 storage zones and rear foldable seats to accommodate bigger loads. Interior features include climate control, automatic light control, cruise control, rear-view camera, electric windows, CD player with MP3/Aux/USB connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic locking doors, leather trimmed seats and a Start/Stop button with a smart key.

Safety Features

Safety features for the new Kia Soul include dual front, side and curtain airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Further safety features include Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM).

New Kia Soul - Price

Kia Soul 1.6 Manual R193 995
Kia Soul 1.6 Automatic R203 995
Kia Soul 2.0 Manual R229 995