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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. “Sure we could...

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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...