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New Kia Soul Details - (Global)
July 16th, 2008
Kia has confirmed the Soul for production and will be sold globally.
Kia says, the most powerful engine will be a 2-litre gasoline unit. A smaller capacity 1.6-litre gasoline engine will be offered in most countries, alongside a 1.6-litre diesel engine featuring a VGT (variable geometry turbocharger). Both the 1.6-litre, four cylinder, 16-valve DOHC power units are based closely on engines fitted to the European-built, Kia cee'd.
The five-door hatchback with front-wheel drive will have an overall length of 4,105 mm, and a 2,550 mm wheelbase. Height will be 1,610 mm and width 1,785mm - excluding door mirrors.
The Soul is set to be manufactured in Korea starting sometime in November this year and is scheduled to go on sale in Europe during February 2009, with sales in the USA and remaining overseas markets beginning in April 2009.
Further details will be available after the world premiere on the 2nd of October 2008 at the Paris Motor Show.