Stunning new addition to Soul Originals

Friday, 3 December 2010

  • Searcher: new unique addition to the Soul ‘Originals' line-up  
  • On sale from the 4th January 2011

Kia's stylish urban crossover, Soul, has added a stylish twist to the acclaimed Soul Originals quartet with the arrival of the new Soul Searcher.  Searcher is the latest bold addition to the Soul ‘Originals' line-up - a collection of distinctive versions each with their own personality - following on from other ‘Originals' of the Burner, Shaker, Tempest and Echo. The Soul Searcher will be on sale from the 4th January 2011 across the UK dealer network.

With an impressive list of unique features the Searcher is available with stunning light green metallic paintwork, a high quality cream and brown full leather interior, chrome front grille, chrome door handles, roof rails, black bezel headlights, front and rear mud flaps as well as 18-inch silver alloy wheels.

Soul Searcher has a superb standard specification, as well as the stunning paintwork the exterior features handy reversing sensors, front fog lights, electric folding door mirrors and privacy glass whilst inside offers a bespoke brown and cream full leather upholstery, offset by a cream and black dashboard.

Whatever the weather is outside, inside the Soul Searcher the temperature can be adjusted to suit all passengers, with dual auto air conditioning and heated front seats, whilst an upgraded 8 speaker sound system (with subwoofer and external amplifier), Bluetooth and iPod connectivity ensure the Searcher has plenty to keep everyone on board satisfied at all times.  For the driver a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with cruise control and steering wheel mounted audio controls means that everything is available at close hand.

The Soul Searcher is powered by the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine and is available in either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Its occupants are protected by a host of safety features including six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TC) and a five-star Euro NCAP rating.  The Soul Searcher is available from the 4th January 2011 from just £16,965 OTR for the manual and £18,025 for the automatic (including VAT at the new 20% rate).


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