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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

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

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'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

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 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...

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

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

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

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

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...