The funky looking Kia Soul has received more power in the form of a 2.0-litre engine. Previously only available with a 1.6-litre unit, the new Kia Soul 2.0 also boasts a number of subtle styling tweaks to distinguish it as the range-topper.
Already a familiar figure on our roads and quickly recognised by its wedge shaped profile and roofline, the new Kia Soul 2.0 exterior features chunkier styled bumpers, together with new headlamps, LED day-time and taillights, as well as restyled side mirrors and new 18-inch wheels.
In addition to the exterior styling updates, the Soul 2.0 also offers luxury and convenience features like leather seats, rear park assist with a rear-view camera display, a Stop/Start button with smart key, an improved sound system with external amplifier and subwoofer, cruise control (auto only), automatic light control as well as an optional sunroof. safety equipment includes, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
Previously only available with a 1.6-litre petrol engine that offered 95 kW and 157 Nm of torque, the new 2.0-litre engine gives the Soul far more athletic appeal. With 122 kW and 200 Nm of torque, the KIA Soul 2.0 is one of the most powerful models in the range – out gunning the sporty looking Kia Cerato Koup and just pipping the Sportage on torque by 3 Nm. Mated to either a 6-speed auto or manual transmission, the Soul 2.0 will accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds (9.6 seconds for the manual) and reach a top speed of 185 km/h (186 km/h for the auto). Fuel consumption is 7.0 L/100km for the auto and 7.1 L/100km when paired with the manual transmission.
|Price (incl. VAT and C02 tax)|
|Kia Soul 1.6 M/T||R193 995|
|Kia Soul 1.6 A/T||R203 995|
|Kia Soul 2.0 M/T||R229 995|
|Kia Soul 2.0 A/T||R239 995|
Prices include a 5-year/100 000km warranty, 3-year roadside assistance and 4-year/90 000km service plan.