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Kia Soul expected to spawn new compact SUV

The Kia Soul could soon form the basis for a new compact SUV from the South Korean brand. Speaking to CarAdvice at an event prior to the 2014 Paris motor show, Kia president and chief design officer Peter Schreyer suggested that the boxy Soul has potential to be turned into something more desirable to potential baby SUV buyers...

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Kia Soul: Street Talk
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Kia Soul: Street Talk

Tegan Lawson heads down to a local cafe to see what people think of the new Kia Soul.


Kia Soul Review
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Kia Soul Review

The second-generation Kia Soul literally steps out of the box and into the highly competitive the sub-compact SUV class. Not content with being pigeonholed as a rival to the slab-sided Toyota Rukus and Nissan Cube (sold overseas), Kia’s born-again Soul attempts to match substance with style to challenge the likes of the Nissan Juke, Ford EcoSport, Holden Trax and Peugeot 2008...

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$23,990 to $25,990

Kia Soul Video Review - Lifestyle
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Kia Soul Video Review - Lifestyle

Tegan Lawson drives the second-generation Kia Soul at its launch in Sydney. With updates to its funky styling inside and out, added equipment and improved refinement, new new Soul's a better car than before, but faces a lot of competition in the sub-compact SUV class.


2014 Kia Soul : pricing and specifications
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2014 Kia Soul : pricing and specifications

The second-generation Kia Soul aims to step out of the boxy niche of its predecessor and onto the shopping lists of buyers in the booming sub-compact SUV market. Unlike the original hatch that launched in 2008 aiming to cash in on the success of slab-sided cars such as the Nissan Cube and Scion xB (Toyota Rukus), the all-new Soul debuted in New York 11 months ago with its sights set on the new breed of baby SUVs, including the Ford EcoSport, Chevrolet/Holden Trax and Nissan Juke...


Kia Soul EV : 160km-plus electric hatch revealed
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Kia Soul EV : 160km-plus electric hatch revealed

Set to become the South Korean brand's first-ever mass market electric vehicle, the Kia Soul EV has been officially unveiled at the Chicago auto show ahead of its third-quarter launch. The hero car of Kia’s ‘Clean Mobility’ program, the Soul EV – spied days before its official unveiling – will initially be sold in specific EV-ready US states California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland, with future expansion dependant on infrastructure and demand...


Kia Soul EV unveiled before official launch
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Kia Soul EV unveiled before official launch

The Kia Soul EV has been spied testing in Kansas City, Missouri ahead of its launch in North America next year. The full-electric Kia Soul will see the South Korean brand’s entry into the EV market and push the case to meet California’s ever-stringent zero-emission mandates. The electric Soul gains about 200kg in battery weight for a total weight of 1429kg...


Kia Soul EV to offer 193km range
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Kia Soul EV to offer 193km range

Specifications of the upcoming Kia Soul EV have been released, with the South Korean car maker promising a "best in class" range of more than 190km. The Kia Soul EV – Kia’s first zero-emission, all-electric vehicle to be sold outside of Korea – is equipped with a 27kWh lithium-ion polymer battery making it capable of travelling up to a claimed 193km on a single charge...


Kia Soul EV confirmed for production
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Kia Soul EV confirmed for production

The long-rumoured Kia Soul EV will go into production from next year. The Kia Soul EV has been spied testing several times since the conventionally powered car debuted in March, however Kia has declined to publicly confirm the all-electric version's existence until now. Kia says the Soul is one of its best selling model lines, and a zero-emission, all-electric version of the car is a natural extension of the range...


Kia Soul: Euro-spec hatch revealed; confirmed for Australia in Q1 2014
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Kia Soul: Euro-spec hatch revealed; confirmed for Australia in Q1 2014

The Kia Soul has been revealed in European specification for the first time ahead of its debut at next month's Frankfurt motor show. Originally unveiled in US-spec at March's New York auto show, these images give us a clear look at how the second-generation hatch will appear when it reaches Australian showrooms during the first quarter of 2014...


Kia Soul Review
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Kia Soul Review

The first-generation Kia Soul will soon make way for the all-new model that arrives early next year. But until that happens, it’s worth having another look at this funky little Korean. When the Kia Soul came out in 2009, the market was going through a phase where boxy cars were the buzz...


Kia Soul EV: Korean's first global electric car spied
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Kia Soul EV: Korean's first global electric car spied

The long-rumoured Kia Soul EV has been spotted testing on public roads for the first time. CarAdvice's spy photographers captured the partially camouflaged Kia Soul EV prototype near the South Korean manufacturer's European headquarters in Germany, revealing a number of the upcoming electric small car’s unique design features...


Kia Soul: all-new generation revealed
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Kia Soul: all-new generation revealed

The second-generation Kia Soul has made its debut at the 2013 New York auto show. With strong visual links to the Kia Track’ster concept unveiled at last year’s Chicago show, the all-new Kia Soul was penned in California with, according to chief designer Tom Kearns, “guidance from Peter Schreyer in Frankfurt and assistance from our studio in Korea”...


Kia Justice League super hero cars unveiled at 2012 SEMA show
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Kia Justice League super hero cars unveiled at 2012 SEMA show

Kia is embracing the Halloween spirit at the 2012 SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, with the local division of the Korean manufacturer unveiling five unique concept cars dressed up in full Justice League outfits...


Kia Soul Video Review
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Kia Soul Video Review

south Korean car maker Kia gets all funky with its box-shaped Soul small car.


Kia Track'ster concept tests the water for Soul hot-hatch
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Kia Track'ster concept tests the water for Soul hot-hatch

Kia will gauge Australia's enthusiasm for a hot version of its quirky Kia Soul hatchback when it showcases the Kia Track'ster concept at this week's 2012 Sydney motor show. First unveiled at February's Chicago auto show, Kia says the three-door, high-performance Track'ster concept gives the world a hint at where the next-generation Soul – due in 2014 – is heading...


Kia Soul EV due in 2014: report
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Kia Soul EV due in 2014: report

An all-electric Kia Soul based on the next generation of the boxy small car will provide the Korean brand with its first globally available electric vehicle when it launches in 2014. According to a report from UK publication Autocar, the company has confirmed the plan for the Kia Soul EV, which will join the all-new conventional internal combustion-powered model that is destined to launch in Australia in 2014...


2014 Kia Soul: fresh styling for quirky Korean box
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2014 Kia Soul: fresh styling for quirky Korean box

The second-generation Kia Soul has been captured undergoing testing in Europe by CarAdvice's spy photographers, giving us our first look at the updated design of the funky box-shaped small car. Kia is expected to unveil the all-new Soul by the second half of next year before the quirky hatchback rolls out across the US, Europe and Asia, and then Australia in 2014...


Kia Soul Review

Kia Soul Review

If you’re thinking about buying the Kia Soul, chances are you’ve fallen for its quirky, attention-seeking styling. While certainly not for everyone, the Soul exudes visual attitude few small cars can match. The box-car trend originated in Japan and has more recently taken off in the US where cars like the Kia Soul, Scion xB (Toyota Rukus here) and the Nissan Cube target mostly Gen Y drivers with their combination of chunky, squared dimensions and small-car fuel costs...

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$26,990

Kia Soul'ster production decision imminent
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Kia Soul'ster production decision imminent

Kia could be on the verge of giving the Kia Soul'ster concept the green light for production. The compact, open-top SUV was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit auto show. At the time, Kia said the vehicle was purely a concept. In 2010, Kia sources said the Soul'ster would not make production due to the economic conditions, pointing to the fact that it would require the development of a new platform...


Kia announces MY12 Soul
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Kia announces MY12 Soul

Kia has announced Model Year 12 (MY12) changes to the Soul that see it pick up a new engine, along with some minor price, equipment and design changes. Despite its funky appearance, the Soul only made it into 11 homes in October, so this MY12 upgrade sees some changes that are hoped to make it more appealing to consumers. An all-new 2...


Kia Soul Review
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Kia Soul Review

Headlining the 2012 Kia Soul’s mid-life makeover is a bigger petrol engine with more power and better fuel economy – together with even funkier hair and makeup. The Soul led Kia’s recent design-based range revitalization. (Kia still refers to it as ‘outside the box’ … despite being the boxiest car in the Kia range, with a design that kicked off using a set square and a ruler before being all funked up...

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$21,490

Kia Soul Facelift Spy Photos
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Kia Soul Facelift Spy Photos

With the entire Kia model lineup getting a revamp and a whole new personality, the Korean company is now actively working on updating the Soul. Spy photographers spotted this prototype Kia Soul near the company's European headquarters in Germany...


Toyota Rukus vs KIA Soul
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Toyota Rukus vs KIA Soul

Toyota Rukus vs KIA Soul Being a product planner for a major car manufacturer is a tough gig. You need to know what your market wants and almost predict future trends in consumer demand. Some models do surprisingly well in one country and bomb completely in another. Sometimes manufacturers create cars for a market which doesn't exist yet, in the hope of creating demand by doing so...


Kia Soul Flex at Brazilian Motor Show
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Kia Soul Flex at Brazilian Motor Show

Kia has just unveiled the new Kia Soul Flex at the Brazilian Motor Show earlier today. The new car is the first Korean car to offer flexible fuel compatibility, and can run on any mixture of petrol and ethanol, or 100 percent of either ethanol or petrol. It's not just a first for a Korean car, it can also be viewed as one of the first main stream production cars to be capable of running on 100 percent ethanol...


2011 Kia Soul gets five star safety rating
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2011 Kia Soul gets five star safety rating

The 2011 Kia Soul has just been tested by the Australiasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in its strident crash testing procedures and the new model has been awarded a five-star safety rating. For a car packed full of features, the new model also gets a trip computer, metallic finish on the instrument panel and a new ergonomic door handle design on top of the just-awarded five star safety rating, it's now a very comprehensive package...


Kia Soul and Kia Sorento Australian recall now official
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Kia Soul and Kia Sorento Australian recall now official

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned the global Kia recall that was announced concerning a wiring problem that could cause heat problems, affecting the Kia Soul and Kia Sorento. Kia Australia has now confirmed the recall for the Australian-sold cars. Kia Australia says it has the replacements parts for the recall issue and will rectify the issue free of charge...


Kia Soul under investigation by National Highway Transport Safety Administration
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Kia Soul under investigation by National Highway Transport Safety Administration

Because of a bizarre and very unfortunate mishap involving a Kia Soul in America, the NHTSA have stepped in to investigate a possible recall issue that could affect further models. The incident in question involved a 2010 Kia Soul that suffered a steering column malfunction. The main steering component was said to have separated from the input shaft leaving the driver without any steering control...


Freedom Motors Australia adds Kia Soul to wheelchair conversions range
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Freedom Motors Australia adds Kia Soul to wheelchair conversions range

The Kia Soul has become the latest vehicle added to the wheelchair conversion list of Australian-based company Freedom Motors Australia. Freedom Motors Australia has been creating wheelchair transportation vehicles since 1997 and now modifies nine different new vehicles and seven old vehicles...


Kia Soul - Long Term Review
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Kia Soul - Long Term Review

2009 Kia Soul3 CRDi - Long Term Review I’m not sure which supermarket Elvis is in this week, but Shrek is definitely in residence at CarAdvice HQ, at least a very green Kia Soul has taken up Long Term Test residence with us for the next few months. By David Twomey It you didn’t catch it, Nadine Armstrong was firmly convinced when she reviewed the Soul recently that it was just the car for Shrek, that loveable cartoon character...

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$21,490