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2016 Kia Soul news, pictures, specifications, and information

Soul Adds Style and Convenience with Two New Packages

•Forward Collision Warning1 and Lane Departure Warning1 systems round out a new Premium package
•Soul gets extra dose of style thanks to new Designer Collection that dresses it up wîth a two-tone paint scheme and other unique elements

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015 – The extremely popular Soul ups its 'wow' factor for the 2016 model year wîth a host of new style and convenience features, some of which actually debuted on the K900 luxury sedan. (concept carz) In addition, owners can further express their unique individualism through a new Designer Collection that plays up the Soul's fun-loving attitude wîth a two-tone paint scheme.

Three unique trim levels (Base, Plus, and Exclaim) remain, and each one adds new features for the 2016 model year. Alloy wheels now come standard across all models. Meanwhile, Base models equipped wîth the Convenience Package add a 4.3-inch color touchscreen, SiriusXM®2 satellite radio, and integrated Rear Camera Display3.

The standard features list grows for the Plus model, which now gets gloss black bumper 'tusks,' fog lights, and integrated Rear Camera Display3. A new Designer Collection package, inspired by its all-electric sibling, brings new style wîth two visually striking two-toned color combinations: white wîth a red roof, or red wîth a black roof. In addition, the Designer Collection also adds 18-inch alloy wheels wîth black spokes, and a leather-wrapped §teering wheel and gearshift knob. The Exclaim now comes standard wîth leather-trimmed seats. Also new to Exclaim is the Premium Package, which elevates the driving experience wîth desirable convenience features including Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS)1 and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)1, both of which are new to the Soul. The camera-based LDWS helps to monitor the Soul's position and provides visual and auditory warnings to the driver when the vehicle begins to drift too close to the lane markers. Other creature comforts that come as part of the Premium Package include navigation4, an upgraded Infinity®5audio system, string-LED front speaker surround mood lighting, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front driver and passenger seats, seat heaters for all four outboard positions, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped and heated §teering wheel, and a leather-wrapped gearshift knob.

The optional interior Úmber Color Package, which is available wîth either the Shadow Black, Titanium, Fathom Blue or Cloud White exterior colors, now benefits from HID projector headlights for the 2016 model year. Also included wîth the option package is premium Nappa leather seating surfaces and door armrest accents.

Vital Stats
Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 130 hp
Torque: 118 ft-lbs

Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 164 hp
Torque: 151 ft-lbs

6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
Motivation for the Base Soul is delivered by a gasoline direct injection (GDI) 130-horsepower (at 6,300 rpm) 1.6-liter all-aluminum DOHC four-cylinder engine. The GAMMA engine produces 118 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,850 rpm. The Plus and Exclaim models enjoy the more powerful 2.0-liter NÚ power plant wîth GDI technology. Power is rated at 164 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. of torque at a 4,000 rpm. The 1.6-liter engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission or, optionally, to a six-speed automatic. The Plus and Exclaim models are available exclusively wîth the six-speed automatic.


About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA proudly serves as the 'Official Automotive Partner' of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CÚV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle***, Sportage compact CÚV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the Únited States. Kia's Ú.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 plant and supplier jobs.

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What's New

Soul
Base
•Standard 16-inch alloy wheels
•Convenience Package •Audio 3.0B wîth AM/FM MP3, 4.3-inch color touchscreen, Rear-Camera Display
•Auto on/off head lights

Pluss (+)
•Standard Gloss black bumper tusks
•Standard Front fog lights
•Standard audio 3.0B wîth AM/FM MP3, 4.3-inch color touchscreen, Rear-Camera Display
•Standard auto on/off head lights
•Designer Collection •18-inch alloy wheels wîth black spokes
•Leather-wrapped §teering wheel and gear shift knob
•Two-tone roof treatment

Exclaim (!)
•Standard leather trim seats
•Standard 17-inch alloy wheels replace 18-inch alloy wheels
•Standard halogen headlights replace projector head lights
•Premium Package •Navigation wîth 8-inch display
•Infinity audio system wîth center speaker, subwoofer, and amplifier
•Speaker lights
•Automatic temperature control wîth cluster ionizer
•Panoramic sunroof wîth power sunshade
•Ventilated front seats
•Heated front seats
•Heated rear outboard seats
•Heated §teering wheel
•Push-button start wîth Smart Key
•Immobilizer
•Projector low beam head lights
•LED positioning lights and LED tail lights
•Supervision meter cluster wîth 4.3-inch color touchscreen
•Lane Departure Warning System
•Forward Collision Control Warning System

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