SOUL

PRESS PACK

GENERAL SPECIFICATION

Kia Soul Press Pack May 2018

THE KIA SOUL
Short story 

  • Bigger, roomier, second-generation model
  • Dramatic styling for Kia’s compact SUV crossover
  • Design cues taken from Track’ster concept car of 2012
  • Great driving dynamics thanks to cee’d-based chassis 

The Soul is a five-door, five-seat, front-wheel-drive urban crossover, introduced by Kia long before most manufacturers had identified a market for this kind of car. It has a trim grading structure – badged ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘Sport’ – in common with every other model in the Kia portfolio. Sport is an all-new version powered by a 201bhp 1.6-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct-injection) engine driving through a seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission.   

Soul is based on the Kia Track'ster concept from the 2012 Chicago Auto Show – same upright stance, square shoulders, distinctive bumper flares, wraparound greenhouse and floating body-colour ‘backpack’ panel set into the tailgate. Links to the Track'ster concept are reinforced by the styling revisions made to the model in 2017. 

The Urban Styling Pack is fitted as standard, and this has been revised and improved. As a result, there is a cohesive range appearance from grade ‘1’ through to grade ‘3’. 

The Urban Styling Pack brings a lower front grille and fog lights section with bright silver trims around the foglamps, echoed on the side sill trim. Roof rails are standard and there are 16-inch (grade ‘1’) and 17-inch (grade ‘2’) alloy wheels. Multi-focus reflector headlamps feature on grade ‘1’, while grades ‘2’ and ‘3’ have projection headlamps with black interior bezels. 

The Soul ‘Sport’ has a bespoke appearance, with red highlights above a skid plate beneath the front bumper and along the sides, a rear bumper with diffuser trim and twin exhaust tailpipes, xenon headlights and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels. It is available in Quartz Black, Titanium Silver and Wild Orange metallic paint finishes. 

Themes from the Track’ster concept car are also to be found in the interior, especially in its circular patterns in the steering wheel-mounted audio controls, outer air vents which sit on the top of the fascia, deeply recessed instrument gauges and sculpted door panels. The Soul ‘3’ and Soul ‘Sport’ have 'floating’ tweeters with red mood lighting utilising LED technology to create a ripple effect. 

The Soul offers full connectivity with navigation and multimedia services on grades ‘2’ and above. Kia Connected Services with TomTom® is offered with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ once the system has been paired with a compatible smartphone. There is a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen display and 3D maps with SD upgrades. 

Kia Connected Services with TomTom® and Apple CarPlay™ and Andriod Auto™allows the driver to make phone calls, send and receive text messages and access music apps or audio books using Google Now or Siri voice commands, minimising distraction on the move. On grades ‘3’ and ‘Sport’ the multimedia system includes a JBL sound system with external amplifier and subwoofer.

Soul ‘Sport’ has a bespoke interior, with orange stitching on the seats, gear lever, armrest and the dedicated D-shaped steering wheel, which has a high-gloss black bezel. 

Standard features on grade ‘1’ include USB and AUX ports, Flex Steer variable power-assisted steering (except ‘Sport’) and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Also fitted to every model are body-colour bumpers, door handles and side mirror casings, a high-gloss black grille with chrome surround, keyless entry, air conditioning, all-round electric windows, electrically adjustable door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted controls, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, a luggage area cover, hooks and light, a trip computer and the refreshed Urban Styling Pack with roof rails. 

Grade ‘2’ adds navigation with a 7-inch screen linked to Kia Connected Services with TomTom® and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, 17-inch instead of 16-inch alloy wheels, heated door mirrors with high-gloss black casings, automatic light control, high-gloss black interior trim details and satin chrome interior door handles, a leather-covered steering wheel and gear shifter, cruise control with a speed limiter, privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate, projection headlamps, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and automatic air conditioning. 

Grade ‘3’ supplements this with 18-inch alloys, chrome exterior door handles, front and rear parking sensors, a cooled glovebox, leather seats (front two heated), a luggage underfloor tray and boot power outlet, a portable LED luggage light, a TFT supervision cluster, an engine start/stop button, aeroblade windscreen wipers, mood lighting around the front door speakers, the JBL eight-speaker audio system, an 8-inch navigation screen and rain-sensing front wipers.   

Finally, the unique specification of the ‘Sport’ model introduces unique 18-inch alloy wheels and larger (320mm) front disc brakes, a twin exhaust system, an electric tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, LED front fog lights, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist, red exterior embellishments, orange interior stitching, heated outer rear seats, 10-way driver's seat and 8-way passenger seat electric adjustment and a heated D-shaped steering wheel. 

The three engines in Soul are direct-injection units which spray a fine mist of fuel into the cylinders through a high-pressure injection system. This ensures the engine uses only as much fuel as it needs for the load being put on it. The result is highly efficient combustion with excellent performance. Direct injection, with turbocharging in the case of the U2 diesel engine and the T-GDi, also helps to boost low-speed response and driveability. 

For mainstream models, there are 1.6-litre GDi petrol and CRDi turbodiesel engines. The CRDi diesel is made at Kia's manufacturing facility at Žilina, in Slovakia. It develops 134bhp and 260Nm of torque, and 300Nm with the optional 7-DCT transmission. Acceleration from 0-60mph is achieved in 10.8 seconds with the six-speed manual gearbox, while the top speed is 112mph. The respective figures with the 7-DCT gearbox are 10.7 seconds and 113mph. 

Manual versions have combined fuel consumption of 58.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 127g/km, while the figures for the DCT are 56.5mpg and 130g/km. 

Kia's 1.6-litre GDi (Gasoline Direct injection) Gamma petrol engine in Soul develops 130bhp and 161Nm of torque. The GDi-engined Soul accelerates from 0-60mph in 10.6 seconds and has a top speed of 115mph. Average fuel consumption is 43.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 152g/m. 

The Soul range offers the excitement of a 201bhp T-GDi engine in the Sport model. It develops its 201bhp at 6,000rpm, but what really gives the Sport its instantaneous response and rapid acceleration is the 265Nm of torque available without interruption from only 1,500rpm to 4,500rpm. 

The Sport also contributes towards Kia’s goal of improving fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions thanks to its small 1.6-litre capacity, direct injection and exhaust-driven turbocharging. The combined fuel consumption is 40.9mpg, while CO2 emissions are 156g/km. 

Several factors contribute towards this exemplary driveability and efficiency. There is continuously variable valve timing on both the inlet and exhaust sides of the engine, electronic throttle control and light, low-friction moving parts. The twin-scroll turbocharger is integrated within the exhaust manifold. The T-GDi engine eliminates the ‘turbo lag’ between the driver pressing the accelerator and the turbocharger building up boost pressure while simultaneously improving gas flow and reducing heat losses for maximum efficiency. 

The Soul’s fun-to-drive handling characteristics are supported by a supple ride quality to cope with the deteriorating roads in many parts of the UK. The suspension bushing, suspension insulator at the front and suspension geometry at the rear are significant factors, aided by the car's structural rigidity. 

The Soul has Kia’s Motor Driven Power Steering system with Flex Steer, the variable-assistance function which allows drivers to adjust the degree of assistance provided according to preference and where the car is being driven. It is standard except on DCT transmissions. For parking or manoeuvring in narrow town streets, the Comfort setting offers increased assistance, while for highway driving at speed the Sport mode reduces the amount of assistance to maximise feedback and stability. There is also a Normal setting that is suited to most everyday driving conditions. 

Warranty and Servicing 

In common with all Kias, the Soul is covered by a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty covering all labour and parts except those subject to normal wear and tear. The warranty is transferable if the car is sold before the time/mileage limit expires. 

The Soul is available with Kia’s ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

UK Soul line-up: 

Model

Power bhp

Torque

Nm

0-60 sec

Max speed mph

Comb. mpg

CO2 g/km

Soul ‘1’ 1.6 GDi

130

161

10.6

115

43.5

152

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 GDi

130

161

10.6

115

43.5

152

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi

134

260

10.8

112

58.8

127

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

134

300

10.7

113

56.5

130

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi

134

260

10.8

112

58.8

127

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

134

300

10.7

113

56.5

130

Soul ‘Sport’ 1.6 T-GDi DCT

201

265

7.5

122

40.9

156

 

2          RANGE FINDER     
Four grades, all with significant equipment upgrades

In the UK, Kia is offering four trim options with the Soul, all featuring generous levels of equipment and technology. The four grades are Soul ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘Sport’.

Standard features include USB and AUX ports, Flex Steer variable power-assisted steering (except ‘Sport’) and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Also fitted to every model are body-colour bumpers, door handles and side mirror casings, a high-gloss black grille with chrome surround, keyless entry, air conditioning, all-round electric windows, electrically adjustable door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted controls, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, a luggage area cover, hooks and light, a trip computer and the refreshed Urban Styling Pack with roof rails. 

Grade ‘2’ adds navigation with a 7-inch screen linked to Kia Connected Services with TomTom® and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, 17-inch instead of 16-inch alloy wheels, heated door mirrors with high-gloss black casings, automatic light control, high-gloss black interior trim details and satin chrome interior door handles, a leather-covered steering wheel and gear shifter, cruise control with a speed limiter, privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate, projection headlamps, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and automatic air conditioning. 

Grade ‘3’ supplements this with 18-inch alloys, chrome exterior door handles, front and rear parking sensors, a cooled glovebox, leather seats (front two heated), a luggage underfloor tray and boot power outlet, a portable LED luggage light, a TFT supervision cluster, an engine start/stop button, aeroblade windscreen wipers, mood lighting around the front door speakers, the JBL eight-speaker audio system, an 8-inch navigation screen and rain-sensing front wipers.   

The unique specification of the ‘Sport’ model introduces unique 18-inch alloy wheels and larger (320mm) front disc brakes, a twin exhaust system, an electric tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, LED front fog lights, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist, red exterior embellishments, orange interior stitching, heated outer rear seats, 10-way driver's seat and 8-way passenger seat electric adjustment and a heated D-shaped steering wheel.

Range

'1'

'2'

'3'

'Sport'

EXTERIOR FEATURES & LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

16" Alloy wheels (205/60R)

-

-

-

17" Alloy wheels (215/55R)

-

-

-

18" Alloy wheels E Type (235/45R)

-

-

-

18" Alloy wheels F type (235/45R)

-

-

-

Black High Gloss & Chrome Radiator Grille

S

S

S

S

Body Coloured Door Handles

-

-

Chrome Door Handles

-

-

Body Coloured Door Mirrors with Matt Black Lower Housing

-

Body Coloured Door Mirrors with High-Gloss Black Lower Housing

-

-

-

Roof Coloured Door Mirrors

-

Only with two-tone paint

Only with two-tone paint

-

Black High Gloss Bumpers

-

Black High Gloss Bumpers with Red Line (front) & Silver Skid Plates (front & rear)

-

-

-

Twin exhaust system

-

-

-

Urban Styling Pack (in black high gloss with silver trim)

-

Black Side Sills

-

Black Side Sills with Red Line

-

-

-

Black High Gloss A Pillars

S

S

S

S

Tinted Glass

S

S

S

S

Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

-

Panoramic Sunroof power tilting and sliding

-

-

-

Multi Focus Reflector Headlights

-

-

-

Projection Headlights

-

-

Automatic Light Control

-

Manual Headlight Levelling Device

-

Auto Headlight Levelling Device

-

-

-

Rear Fog Light

S

S

S

S

Front Fog Lights

-

LED Front Fog Lights

-

-

-

Daytime Running Lights

-

-

-

LED Daytime Running Lights

-

Xenon headlights

-

-

-

Headlight Washer & Low Washer Fluid Warning

-

-

-

High Beam Assist (HBA)

-

-

-

Rear Combination Lights

-

-

-

LED Rear Combination Lights

-

High-mounted Brake Light

-

-

-

LED High-mounted Brake Light

-

Speed Variable Front Wipers

S

S

S

S

Aero-blade type windshield wiper

-

-

Rain sensing front wipers

-

-

-

Rear Wiper/Washer

S

S

S

S

Electrically Adjustable Door Mirrors with LED Indicator Lights

S

S

S

S

Heated Door Mirrors

-

Electrically Folding Door Mirrors

-

Black High Gloss Door Mirrors

-

-

Roof Rails

S

S

S

S

Standard Paint

S

S

S

S

Premium Paint

OPT

OPT

OPT

Two-tone Paint

-

OPT

OPT

-

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

 

 

Black Cloth Upholstery with Grey Stitching

-

-

Black Leather Upholstery with Grey Stitching*

-

-

-

Black Cloth & Leather Upholstery with Orange Stitching*

-

-

-

Manual Driver Seat Height Adjuster

-

Driver & Front Passenger Seats Electric Adjustment (10 way)

-

-

-

Heated Front Seats

-

-

Heated Outer Rear Seats

-

-

-

Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustment

S

S

S

S

Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel

-

D-Cut Steering Wheel with Perforated Leather trim

-

-

-

Heated Steering Wheel

-

-

-

Leather Trimmed Gearshift

-

Centre Armrest Storage Box

S

S

S

S

Rear Centre Armrest with cupholders

-

-

Faux Leather Door Armrest

-

Black High Gloss Centre Fascia

-

Silver Finish Interior Door Handles

-

-

-

Satin Chrome Finish Interior Door Handles

-

Air Conditioning

-

-

-

Automatic Air Conditioning

-

All-round Electric Windows (with Driver's Auto Down Function)

-

-

All-round Electric Windows (with Driver & Passenger Auto Down Function)

-

-

Day & Night Rear-view Mirror

-

-

Auto-dimming Rear-view Mirror

-

-

Sunvisors with Sliding Extensions & Vanity Mirrors with Illumination

S

S

S

S

Cruise Control

-

Speed Limiter

-

Remote Central Door Locking with Fold-away Key

-

-

Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

-

-

STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats

S

S

S

S

Front Console 12v Power Socket

S

S

S

S

Front Passenger Seatback Pocket

S

S

S

S

Front & Rear Door Map Pockets

S

S

S

S

Glovebox with Illumination

S

S

S

S

Centre Console Cupholders

S

S

S

S

Glovebox - Cooling Function

-

-

Front Cabin Map Lights (Bulb Type)

-

Front Cabin Map Lights (LED Type)

-

-

-

Centre Cabin Lights (Bulb Type)

-

LED Side Cabin Lights

-

-

-

Ignition Keyhole Illumination

-

-

Temporary Spare Wheel

-

TMK (Temporary Mobility Kit)

-

-

-

Luggage Area Light (Bulb Type)

-

-

Portable LED Luggage Light

-

-

Luggage Area Load Cover

S

S

S

S

Luggage Net Hooks

S

S

S

S

Luggage Under-floor Tray

-

-

Luggage 12v Power Outlet

-

-

AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

6 Speaker Audio System

-

-

8 Speaker JBL® Premium Audio System with External Amplifier and Subwoofer

-

-

Front Speaker Mood Lights

-

-

DAB/RDS Radio with MP3 Compatibility

S

S

S

S

4.2" TFT Premium Vision Instrument Cluster

-

-

7" LCD Touchscreen Navigation with Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)

-

-

-

8" LCD Touchscreen Navigation with Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)

-

-

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto with voice control (*)

-

Android Auto™ with voice control (*)

     -

 

Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming***

-

-

-

Bluetooth® with Music Streaming***

-

Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom Live***

-

Reversing Camera System (In Centre Fascia Screen)

-

USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device

S

S

S

S

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

S

S

S

S

Rear Parking Sensors **

-

Front Parking Sensors **

-

-

-

Trip Computer (Distance to Empty, Fuel Consumption, Average Speed, Trip Mileage & Journey Time Elapsed)

S

S

S

S

Seatbelt Reminder Warning

S

S

S

S

External Temperature Display

S

S

S

S

Lane Departure Warning System

-

-

-

Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

-

-

-

ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

 

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist System (BAS)

S

S

S

S

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

S

S

S

S

Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)

S

S

S

S

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

S

S

S

S

Emergency Stop Signalling

S

S

S

S

Flex Steer (Normal, Comfort and Sport Modes)

Manual only

Manual only

-

Drive Mode Select (Sport, Normal, Eco)

-

DCT only

DCT only

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

S

S

S

S

Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

S

S

S

S

Twin Side Airbags (front)

S

S

S

S

Twin Curtain Airbags

S

S

S

S

All-round Height Adjustable Head Rests

S

S

S

S

ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings (Outer Rear Seats only)

S

S

S

S

All-round 3-point Seatbelts

S

S

S

S

Front Seatbelt Pre-tensioners & Load Limiters

S

S

S

S

Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

S

S

S

S

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

S

S

S

S

SECURITY

 

 

 

 

Engine Immobiliser

S

S

S

S

Door Deadlocks

S

S

S

S

Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (dealer-activated feature)

S

S

S

S

Locking Wheel Nuts

S

S

S

S

Visible Vehicle Identification No. (VIN)

S

S

S

S

- = unavailable on grade

= standard on grade

S = standard across range

       

* Some parts of the leather upholstery contain faux leather

 

   

 

** Parking Sensors may not match exterior body colour

 

   

 

*** Check with your dealer for mobile phone compatibility

 

   

 

(*) Android Auto™ and Apple Car Play™ via connectivity. Check with your dealer for mobile phone compatibility

       

 

3          RUNNING COSTS                                                                                                    

      Everything possible to minimise ownership bills 

One thing that never changes at Kia is the focus on keeping operating costs to a minimum. Fuel efficiency, repairability and ease of maintenance and repair are at the heart of everything the company does, and it is all backed up by the best after-sales care in the business – a seven-year or 100,000-mile no-quibble warranty on all but routine wear and tear items, transferable to subsequent owners if the car is sold before the age or mileage limit has been reached. 

With its highly efficient direct-injection engines, the new Soul keeps fuel bills and taxation costs low for both private and fleet owners, while the tough new body has been designed with ease of repair in mind to minimise insurance costs. 

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km) 

Engine

Urban

Ex Urban

Combined

CO2

1.6 GDi

33.2

52.3

43.5

152

1.6 CRDi

49.5

65.7

58.8

127

1.6 CRDi DCT

51.3

61.4

56.5

130

1.6 T-GDi DCT

32.5

48.7

40.9

156

 

Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED Band (2018-19) 

Engine

Tax rate

1st Year VED

Soul ‘1’ 1.6 GDi

31%

£515

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 GDi

31%

£515

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi

30%

£205

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

31%

£205

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi

30%

£205

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

31%

£205

Soul ‘Sport’ 1.6 T-GDi DCT

32%

£515

 

Insurance groups 

Engine

(1-50)

Soul ‘1’ 1.6 GDi

10

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 GDi

11

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi

11

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

11

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi

11

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

11

Soul ‘Sport’ 1.6 T-GDi DCT

21

 

Servicing 

10,000 miles or every 12 months (petrol)

20,000 miles or every 12 months (diesel) 

The Soul is available with Kia’s newly launched ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty. 

The new service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old. 

Warranty and support 

Seven-year / 100,000-mile manufacturer warranty

Twelve-year anti-perforation warranty

Five-year paintwork warranty

One-year Europe-wide roadside assistance through KIAssist

 

4          FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
          Things we think you'll want to know      

Did you consider all-wheel-drive versions?
No. While one or two competitors do offer all-wheel drive, sales of such models are very small. All-wheel drive adds weight, cost and manufacturing complexity and buyers have told us that while they want the Soul to look like an SUV and to offer the elevated driving position of one, they do not want the increased buying and ownership costs that four-wheel drive brings.

Why are there no versions with your ISG stop-start system?
Because the savings to UK customers through lower taxation and fuel consumption would not have been sufficient to compensate for the premium we would have had to charge for fitting ISG.

What has typically been the model mix with sales of the Soul in the UK?
The diesel/petrol model share-out has been 52 per cent in favour of diesel, and just over half of sales – 51 per cent – have been to fleet, which we class as anyone who is not a purely retail customer.

We anticipate that just over two-thirds of all buyers will purchase the Soul ‘2’ grade, with around 15 per cent opting for grade ‘3’. Soul ‘Sport’ will command a share of approximately 10 per cent of all registrations, with grade ‘1’ accounting for seven per cent of all sales.

Ends

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Kia Soul Press Pack May 2018

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
All the fact and figures                                                                    

1.6 GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,591

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.4

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 130 (97) @ 6,300 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 161 (119) @ 4,850 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 11:1

 Engine details

 

 Continuously variable valve timing; direct injection, Euro 6


Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Clutch type

 

 Single dry-plate with diaphragm spring

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.769

 2.045

 1.370

 1.036

 0.893

 0.774

 3.700

 4.400


Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Independent with MacPherson strut, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Coupled torsion-beam axle, trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 280mm x 26mm ventilated front discs and 262mm x 10mm solid rear discs with ABS and EBD

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion with motor-driven electronic assistance

 Wheels

 6.5 J x 16

 7.0 J x 17

 Tyres

 205/60

 215/55

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare


Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,570

 Overall l/w/h (wheel)

 

 mm

 4,140/1,800/1,593 (16”)

 4,140/1,800/1,600 (17”)

 4,140/1,831/1,606 (18”)

 Kerb weight (min)

 kg

 1,417 (1,275)

 Tow weights – braked/unbraked

 kg

 1,300 / 550

 Boot capacity (VDA)

 litres

 354 / 994

 Turning circle

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 54


Performance and fuel consumption

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 10.6

 Maximum speed

 mph

 115

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

 33.2/52.3/43.5

 CO2

 g/km

 153


1.6 CRDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,582

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77.2 x 84.5

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 134 (100) @ 4,000 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 260 (192) @ 1,500 – 3,000 rpm (Manual)

 300 (221) @ 1,750 – 2,500 rpm (DCT)

 Compression ratio

 

 17.3:1

 Engine details

 

 Common rail direct injection, Euro 6, DPF


Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Seven-speed auto DCT

 Clutch type

 

 Single dry-plate with

 Diaphragm spring

 Dry double plate with  Diaphragm spring

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.615

 1.962

 1.189

 0.844

 0.702

 0.596

 n/a

 3.583

 4.188

3.786

2.261

1.957

1.023

0.778

0.837

0.681

5.074

(1-2, 4-5) 4.429

(3, 6-7, Reverse) 3.263


Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Independent with MacPherson strut, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Coupled torsion-beam axle, trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 280mm x 26mm ventilated front discs and 262mm x 10mm solid rear discs with ABS and EBD

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion with motor-driven electronic assistance

 Wheels

 7.0 J x 17

 7.5 J x 18

 Tyres

 215/55

 235/45

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel


Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,570

 Overall l/w/h (wheel)

 mm

 4,140/1,800/1,600 (17”)

 4,140/1,831/1,606 (18”)

 Kerb weight (min)

 kg

 1,532 (1,390)

 1,567 (1,425)

 Tow weights – braked/unbraked

 kg

 1,300 / 550

 1,100 / 550

 Boot capacity (VDA)

 litres

 354 / 994

 Turning circle

 m

 5.0

 Tank capacity

 litres

 54


Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six speed manual

 Seven-speed auto DCT

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 10.8

 10.7

 Maximum speed

 mph

 112

 113

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

 49.5/65.7/58.8

 51.3/61.4/56.5

 CO2

 g/km

 127

 130


1.6 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,591

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.4

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 201 (150) @ 6,000 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 265 (188) @ 1,500 – 4,500 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 9.5:1

 Engine details

 

 Continuously variable valve timing; direct injection; turbocharged, Euro 6


Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Seven-speed auto DCT

 Clutch type

 

 Dry double plate with Diaphragm spring

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.929

 2.318

 2.043

 1.07

 0.822

 0.884

 5.304

(1-2, 4-5) 4.643

 (3, 6-7, Reverse) 3.421


Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Independent with MacPherson strut, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Coupled torsion-beam axle, trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 320mm x 26mm ventilated front discs and 262mm x 10mm solid rear discs with ABS and EBD

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion with motor-driven electronic assistance

 Wheels

 7.5 J x 18

 Tyres

 235/45

 Spare wheel

 Temporary mobility kit


Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,570

 Overall l/w/h (wheel)

 mm

 4,140/1,831/1,606 (18”)

 Kerb weight (min)

 kg

 1,512 (1,364)

 Tow weights – braked/unbraked

 kg

 1,100 / 550

 Boot capacity (VDA)

 litres

 354 / 994

 Turning circle

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 54


Performance and fuel consumption

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 7.5

 Maximum speed

 mph

 122

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

 32.5/48.7/40.9

 CO2

 g/km

 156

GENERAL

Kia Soul Press Pack May 2018

THE KIA SOUL
Short story 

  • Bigger, roomier, second-generation model
  • Dramatic styling for Kia’s compact SUV crossover
  • Design cues taken from Track’ster concept car of 2012
  • Great driving dynamics thanks to cee’d-based chassis 

The Soul is a five-door, five-seat, front-wheel-drive urban crossover, introduced by Kia long before most manufacturers had identified a market for this kind of car. It has a trim grading structure – badged ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘Sport’ – in common with every other model in the Kia portfolio. Sport is an all-new version powered by a 201bhp 1.6-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct-injection) engine driving through a seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission.   

Soul is based on the Kia Track'ster concept from the 2012 Chicago Auto Show – same upright stance, square shoulders, distinctive bumper flares, wraparound greenhouse and floating body-colour ‘backpack’ panel set into the tailgate. Links to the Track'ster concept are reinforced by the styling revisions made to the model in 2017. 

The Urban Styling Pack is fitted as standard, and this has been revised and improved. As a result, there is a cohesive range appearance from grade ‘1’ through to grade ‘3’. 

The Urban Styling Pack brings a lower front grille and fog lights section with bright silver trims around the foglamps, echoed on the side sill trim. Roof rails are standard and there are 16-inch (grade ‘1’) and 17-inch (grade ‘2’) alloy wheels. Multi-focus reflector headlamps feature on grade ‘1’, while grades ‘2’ and ‘3’ have projection headlamps with black interior bezels. 

The Soul ‘Sport’ has a bespoke appearance, with red highlights above a skid plate beneath the front bumper and along the sides, a rear bumper with diffuser trim and twin exhaust tailpipes, xenon headlights and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels. It is available in Quartz Black, Titanium Silver and Wild Orange metallic paint finishes. 

Themes from the Track’ster concept car are also to be found in the interior, especially in its circular patterns in the steering wheel-mounted audio controls, outer air vents which sit on the top of the fascia, deeply recessed instrument gauges and sculpted door panels. The Soul ‘3’ and Soul ‘Sport’ have 'floating’ tweeters with red mood lighting utilising LED technology to create a ripple effect. 

The Soul offers full connectivity with navigation and multimedia services on grades ‘2’ and above. Kia Connected Services with TomTom® is offered with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ once the system has been paired with a compatible smartphone. There is a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen display and 3D maps with SD upgrades. 

Kia Connected Services with TomTom® and Apple CarPlay™ and Andriod Auto™allows the driver to make phone calls, send and receive text messages and access music apps or audio books using Google Now or Siri voice commands, minimising distraction on the move. On grades ‘3’ and ‘Sport’ the multimedia system includes a JBL sound system with external amplifier and subwoofer.

Soul ‘Sport’ has a bespoke interior, with orange stitching on the seats, gear lever, armrest and the dedicated D-shaped steering wheel, which has a high-gloss black bezel. 

Standard features on grade ‘1’ include USB and AUX ports, Flex Steer variable power-assisted steering (except ‘Sport’) and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Also fitted to every model are body-colour bumpers, door handles and side mirror casings, a high-gloss black grille with chrome surround, keyless entry, air conditioning, all-round electric windows, electrically adjustable door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted controls, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, a luggage area cover, hooks and light, a trip computer and the refreshed Urban Styling Pack with roof rails. 

Grade ‘2’ adds navigation with a 7-inch screen linked to Kia Connected Services with TomTom® and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, 17-inch instead of 16-inch alloy wheels, heated door mirrors with high-gloss black casings, automatic light control, high-gloss black interior trim details and satin chrome interior door handles, a leather-covered steering wheel and gear shifter, cruise control with a speed limiter, privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate, projection headlamps, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and automatic air conditioning. 

Grade ‘3’ supplements this with 18-inch alloys, chrome exterior door handles, front and rear parking sensors, a cooled glovebox, leather seats (front two heated), a luggage underfloor tray and boot power outlet, a portable LED luggage light, a TFT supervision cluster, an engine start/stop button, aeroblade windscreen wipers, mood lighting around the front door speakers, the JBL eight-speaker audio system, an 8-inch navigation screen and rain-sensing front wipers.   

Finally, the unique specification of the ‘Sport’ model introduces unique 18-inch alloy wheels and larger (320mm) front disc brakes, a twin exhaust system, an electric tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, LED front fog lights, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist, red exterior embellishments, orange interior stitching, heated outer rear seats, 10-way driver's seat and 8-way passenger seat electric adjustment and a heated D-shaped steering wheel. 

The three engines in Soul are direct-injection units which spray a fine mist of fuel into the cylinders through a high-pressure injection system. This ensures the engine uses only as much fuel as it needs for the load being put on it. The result is highly efficient combustion with excellent performance. Direct injection, with turbocharging in the case of the U2 diesel engine and the T-GDi, also helps to boost low-speed response and driveability. 

For mainstream models, there are 1.6-litre GDi petrol and CRDi turbodiesel engines. The CRDi diesel is made at Kia's manufacturing facility at Žilina, in Slovakia. It develops 134bhp and 260Nm of torque, and 300Nm with the optional 7-DCT transmission. Acceleration from 0-60mph is achieved in 10.8 seconds with the six-speed manual gearbox, while the top speed is 112mph. The respective figures with the 7-DCT gearbox are 10.7 seconds and 113mph. 

Manual versions have combined fuel consumption of 58.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 127g/km, while the figures for the DCT are 56.5mpg and 130g/km. 

Kia's 1.6-litre GDi (Gasoline Direct injection) Gamma petrol engine in Soul develops 130bhp and 161Nm of torque. The GDi-engined Soul accelerates from 0-60mph in 10.6 seconds and has a top speed of 115mph. Average fuel consumption is 43.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 152g/m. 

The Soul range offers the excitement of a 201bhp T-GDi engine in the Sport model. It develops its 201bhp at 6,000rpm, but what really gives the Sport its instantaneous response and rapid acceleration is the 265Nm of torque available without interruption from only 1,500rpm to 4,500rpm. 

The Sport also contributes towards Kia’s goal of improving fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions thanks to its small 1.6-litre capacity, direct injection and exhaust-driven turbocharging. The combined fuel consumption is 40.9mpg, while CO2 emissions are 156g/km. 

Several factors contribute towards this exemplary driveability and efficiency. There is continuously variable valve timing on both the inlet and exhaust sides of the engine, electronic throttle control and light, low-friction moving parts. The twin-scroll turbocharger is integrated within the exhaust manifold. The T-GDi engine eliminates the ‘turbo lag’ between the driver pressing the accelerator and the turbocharger building up boost pressure while simultaneously improving gas flow and reducing heat losses for maximum efficiency. 

The Soul’s fun-to-drive handling characteristics are supported by a supple ride quality to cope with the deteriorating roads in many parts of the UK. The suspension bushing, suspension insulator at the front and suspension geometry at the rear are significant factors, aided by the car's structural rigidity. 

The Soul has Kia’s Motor Driven Power Steering system with Flex Steer, the variable-assistance function which allows drivers to adjust the degree of assistance provided according to preference and where the car is being driven. It is standard except on DCT transmissions. For parking or manoeuvring in narrow town streets, the Comfort setting offers increased assistance, while for highway driving at speed the Sport mode reduces the amount of assistance to maximise feedback and stability. There is also a Normal setting that is suited to most everyday driving conditions. 

Warranty and Servicing 

In common with all Kias, the Soul is covered by a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty covering all labour and parts except those subject to normal wear and tear. The warranty is transferable if the car is sold before the time/mileage limit expires. 

The Soul is available with Kia’s ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

UK Soul line-up: 

Model

Power bhp

Torque

Nm

0-60 sec

Max speed mph

Comb. mpg

CO2 g/km

Soul ‘1’ 1.6 GDi

130

161

10.6

115

43.5

152

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 GDi

130

161

10.6

115

43.5

152

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi

134

260

10.8

112

58.8

127

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

134

300

10.7

113

56.5

130

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi

134

260

10.8

112

58.8

127

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

134

300

10.7

113

56.5

130

Soul ‘Sport’ 1.6 T-GDi DCT

201

265

7.5

122

40.9

156

 

2          RANGE FINDER     
Four grades, all with significant equipment upgrades

In the UK, Kia is offering four trim options with the Soul, all featuring generous levels of equipment and technology. The four grades are Soul ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘Sport’.

Standard features include USB and AUX ports, Flex Steer variable power-assisted steering (except ‘Sport’) and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Also fitted to every model are body-colour bumpers, door handles and side mirror casings, a high-gloss black grille with chrome surround, keyless entry, air conditioning, all-round electric windows, electrically adjustable door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted controls, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, a luggage area cover, hooks and light, a trip computer and the refreshed Urban Styling Pack with roof rails. 

Grade ‘2’ adds navigation with a 7-inch screen linked to Kia Connected Services with TomTom® and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, 17-inch instead of 16-inch alloy wheels, heated door mirrors with high-gloss black casings, automatic light control, high-gloss black interior trim details and satin chrome interior door handles, a leather-covered steering wheel and gear shifter, cruise control with a speed limiter, privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate, projection headlamps, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and automatic air conditioning. 

Grade ‘3’ supplements this with 18-inch alloys, chrome exterior door handles, front and rear parking sensors, a cooled glovebox, leather seats (front two heated), a luggage underfloor tray and boot power outlet, a portable LED luggage light, a TFT supervision cluster, an engine start/stop button, aeroblade windscreen wipers, mood lighting around the front door speakers, the JBL eight-speaker audio system, an 8-inch navigation screen and rain-sensing front wipers.   

The unique specification of the ‘Sport’ model introduces unique 18-inch alloy wheels and larger (320mm) front disc brakes, a twin exhaust system, an electric tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, LED front fog lights, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist, red exterior embellishments, orange interior stitching, heated outer rear seats, 10-way driver's seat and 8-way passenger seat electric adjustment and a heated D-shaped steering wheel.

Range

'1'

'2'

'3'

'Sport'

EXTERIOR FEATURES & LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

16" Alloy wheels (205/60R)

-

-

-

17" Alloy wheels (215/55R)

-

-

-

18" Alloy wheels E Type (235/45R)

-

-

-

18" Alloy wheels F type (235/45R)

-

-

-

Black High Gloss & Chrome Radiator Grille

S

S

S

S

Body Coloured Door Handles

-

-

Chrome Door Handles

-

-

Body Coloured Door Mirrors with Matt Black Lower Housing

-

Body Coloured Door Mirrors with High-Gloss Black Lower Housing

-

-

-

Roof Coloured Door Mirrors

-

Only with two-tone paint

Only with two-tone paint

-

Black High Gloss Bumpers

-

Black High Gloss Bumpers with Red Line (front) & Silver Skid Plates (front & rear)

-

-

-

Twin exhaust system

-

-

-

Urban Styling Pack (in black high gloss with silver trim)

-

Black Side Sills

-

Black Side Sills with Red Line

-

-

-

Black High Gloss A Pillars

S

S

S

S

Tinted Glass

S

S

S

S

Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

-

Panoramic Sunroof power tilting and sliding

-

-

-

Multi Focus Reflector Headlights

-

-

-

Projection Headlights

-

-

Automatic Light Control

-

Manual Headlight Levelling Device

-

Auto Headlight Levelling Device

-

-

-

Rear Fog Light

S

S

S

S

Front Fog Lights

-

LED Front Fog Lights

-

-

-

Daytime Running Lights

-

-

-

LED Daytime Running Lights

-

Xenon headlights

-

-

-

Headlight Washer & Low Washer Fluid Warning

-

-

-

High Beam Assist (HBA)

-

-

-

Rear Combination Lights

-

-

-

LED Rear Combination Lights

-

High-mounted Brake Light

-

-

-

LED High-mounted Brake Light

-

Speed Variable Front Wipers

S

S

S

S

Aero-blade type windshield wiper

-

-

Rain sensing front wipers

-

-

-

Rear Wiper/Washer

S

S

S

S

Electrically Adjustable Door Mirrors with LED Indicator Lights

S

S

S

S

Heated Door Mirrors

-

Electrically Folding Door Mirrors

-

Black High Gloss Door Mirrors

-

-

Roof Rails

S

S

S

S

Standard Paint

S

S

S

S

Premium Paint

OPT

OPT

OPT

Two-tone Paint

-

OPT

OPT

-

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

 

 

Black Cloth Upholstery with Grey Stitching

-

-

Black Leather Upholstery with Grey Stitching*

-

-

-

Black Cloth & Leather Upholstery with Orange Stitching*

-

-

-

Manual Driver Seat Height Adjuster

-

Driver & Front Passenger Seats Electric Adjustment (10 way)

-

-

-

Heated Front Seats

-

-

Heated Outer Rear Seats

-

-

-

Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustment

S

S

S

S

Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel

-

D-Cut Steering Wheel with Perforated Leather trim

-

-

-

Heated Steering Wheel

-

-

-

Leather Trimmed Gearshift

-

Centre Armrest Storage Box

S

S

S

S

Rear Centre Armrest with cupholders

-

-

Faux Leather Door Armrest

-

Black High Gloss Centre Fascia

-

Silver Finish Interior Door Handles

-

-

-

Satin Chrome Finish Interior Door Handles

-

Air Conditioning

-

-

-

Automatic Air Conditioning

-

All-round Electric Windows (with Driver's Auto Down Function)

-

-

All-round Electric Windows (with Driver & Passenger Auto Down Function)

-

-

Day & Night Rear-view Mirror

-

-

Auto-dimming Rear-view Mirror

-

-

Sunvisors with Sliding Extensions & Vanity Mirrors with Illumination

S

S

S

S

Cruise Control

-

Speed Limiter

-

Remote Central Door Locking with Fold-away Key

-

-

Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

-

-

STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats

S

S

S

S

Front Console 12v Power Socket

S

S

S

S

Front Passenger Seatback Pocket

S

S

S

S

Front & Rear Door Map Pockets

S

S

S

S

Glovebox with Illumination

S

S

S

S

Centre Console Cupholders

S

S

S

S

Glovebox - Cooling Function

-

-

Front Cabin Map Lights (Bulb Type)

-

Front Cabin Map Lights (LED Type)

-

-

-

Centre Cabin Lights (Bulb Type)

-

LED Side Cabin Lights

-

-

-

Ignition Keyhole Illumination

-

-

Temporary Spare Wheel

-

TMK (Temporary Mobility Kit)

-

-

-

Luggage Area Light (Bulb Type)

-

-

Portable LED Luggage Light

-

-

Luggage Area Load Cover

S

S

S

S

Luggage Net Hooks

S

S

S

S

Luggage Under-floor Tray

-

-

Luggage 12v Power Outlet

-

-

AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

6 Speaker Audio System

-

-

8 Speaker JBL® Premium Audio System with External Amplifier and Subwoofer

-

-

Front Speaker Mood Lights

-

-

DAB/RDS Radio with MP3 Compatibility

S

S

S

S

4.2" TFT Premium Vision Instrument Cluster

-

-

7" LCD Touchscreen Navigation with Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)

-

-

-

8" LCD Touchscreen Navigation with Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)

-

-

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto with voice control (*)

-

Android Auto™ with voice control (*)

     -

 

Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming***

-

-

-

Bluetooth® with Music Streaming***

-

Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom Live***

-

Reversing Camera System (In Centre Fascia Screen)

-

USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device

S

S

S

S

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

S

S

S

S

Rear Parking Sensors **

-

Front Parking Sensors **

-

-

-

Trip Computer (Distance to Empty, Fuel Consumption, Average Speed, Trip Mileage & Journey Time Elapsed)

S

S

S

S

Seatbelt Reminder Warning

S

S

S

S

External Temperature Display

S

S

S

S

Lane Departure Warning System

-

-

-

Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

-

-

-

ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

 

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist System (BAS)

S

S

S

S

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

S

S

S

S

Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)

S

S

S

S

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

S

S

S

S

Emergency Stop Signalling

S

S

S

S

Flex Steer (Normal, Comfort and Sport Modes)

Manual only

Manual only

-

Drive Mode Select (Sport, Normal, Eco)

-

DCT only

DCT only

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

S

S

S

S

Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

S

S

S

S

Twin Side Airbags (front)

S

S

S

S

Twin Curtain Airbags

S

S

S

S

All-round Height Adjustable Head Rests

S

S

S

S

ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings (Outer Rear Seats only)

S

S

S

S

All-round 3-point Seatbelts

S

S

S

S

Front Seatbelt Pre-tensioners & Load Limiters

S

S

S

S

Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

S

S

S

S

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

S

S

S

S

SECURITY

 

 

 

 

Engine Immobiliser

S

S

S

S

Door Deadlocks

S

S

S

S

Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (dealer-activated feature)

S

S

S

S

Locking Wheel Nuts

S

S

S

S

Visible Vehicle Identification No. (VIN)

S

S

S

S

- = unavailable on grade

= standard on grade

S = standard across range

       

* Some parts of the leather upholstery contain faux leather

 

   

 

** Parking Sensors may not match exterior body colour

 

   

 

*** Check with your dealer for mobile phone compatibility

 

   

 

(*) Android Auto™ and Apple Car Play™ via connectivity. Check with your dealer for mobile phone compatibility

       

 

3          RUNNING COSTS                                                                                                    

      Everything possible to minimise ownership bills 

One thing that never changes at Kia is the focus on keeping operating costs to a minimum. Fuel efficiency, repairability and ease of maintenance and repair are at the heart of everything the company does, and it is all backed up by the best after-sales care in the business – a seven-year or 100,000-mile no-quibble warranty on all but routine wear and tear items, transferable to subsequent owners if the car is sold before the age or mileage limit has been reached. 

With its highly efficient direct-injection engines, the new Soul keeps fuel bills and taxation costs low for both private and fleet owners, while the tough new body has been designed with ease of repair in mind to minimise insurance costs. 

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km) 

Engine

Urban

Ex Urban

Combined

CO2

1.6 GDi

33.2

52.3

43.5

152

1.6 CRDi

49.5

65.7

58.8

127

1.6 CRDi DCT

51.3

61.4

56.5

130

1.6 T-GDi DCT

32.5

48.7

40.9

156

 

Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED Band (2018-19) 

Engine

Tax rate

1st Year VED

Soul ‘1’ 1.6 GDi

31%

£515

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 GDi

31%

£515

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi

30%

£205

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

31%

£205

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi

30%

£205

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

31%

£205

Soul ‘Sport’ 1.6 T-GDi DCT

32%

£515

 

Insurance groups 

Engine

(1-50)

Soul ‘1’ 1.6 GDi

10

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 GDi

11

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi

11

Soul ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

11

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi

11

Soul ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi DCT

11

Soul ‘Sport’ 1.6 T-GDi DCT

21

 

Servicing 

10,000 miles or every 12 months (petrol)

20,000 miles or every 12 months (diesel) 

The Soul is available with Kia’s newly launched ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty. 

The new service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old. 

Warranty and support 

Seven-year / 100,000-mile manufacturer warranty

Twelve-year anti-perforation warranty

Five-year paintwork warranty

One-year Europe-wide roadside assistance through KIAssist

 

4          FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
          Things we think you'll want to know      

Did you consider all-wheel-drive versions?
No. While one or two competitors do offer all-wheel drive, sales of such models are very small. All-wheel drive adds weight, cost and manufacturing complexity and buyers have told us that while they want the Soul to look like an SUV and to offer the elevated driving position of one, they do not want the increased buying and ownership costs that four-wheel drive brings.

Why are there no versions with your ISG stop-start system?
Because the savings to UK customers through lower taxation and fuel consumption would not have been sufficient to compensate for the premium we would have had to charge for fitting ISG.

What has typically been the model mix with sales of the Soul in the UK?
The diesel/petrol model share-out has been 52 per cent in favour of diesel, and just over half of sales – 51 per cent – have been to fleet, which we class as anyone who is not a purely retail customer.

We anticipate that just over two-thirds of all buyers will purchase the Soul ‘2’ grade, with around 15 per cent opting for grade ‘3’. Soul ‘Sport’ will command a share of approximately 10 per cent of all registrations, with grade ‘1’ accounting for seven per cent of all sales.

Ends

For further information on Kia please visit www.kiapressoffice.com or contact: 

Stephen Kitson
Director of Corporate Communications

E: skitson@kia.co.uk   
T: 01932 832075 M: 07795 011 936 

Daniel Sayles
Press Relations Manager

E: dsayles@kia.co.uk  
T: 01932 832073 M: 07747 149 149

Sara Robinson     
Senior Press Officer

E: srobinson@kia.co.uk
T: 01932 832072 M: 07919 482 332 

Moyosola Fujamade
Press Officer

E: mfujamade@kia.co.uk  
T: 01932 832 069 M: 07471 216 343 

Lauren Martin
Press Officer (press fleet)

E: lmartin@kia.co.uk
T: 01932 832071  M: 07557268252

Chloe Farmer
Press Office Assistant

E: cfarmer@kia.co.uk   
T: 01932 832079 M: 07795 011 475

 

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SPECIFICATION

Kia Soul Press Pack May 2018

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
All the fact and figures                                                                    

1.6 GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,591

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.4

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 130 (97) @ 6,300 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 161 (119) @ 4,850 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 11:1

 Engine details

 

 Continuously variable valve timing; direct injection, Euro 6


Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Clutch type

 

 Single dry-plate with diaphragm spring

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.769

 2.045

 1.370

 1.036

 0.893

 0.774

 3.700

 4.400


Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Independent with MacPherson strut, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Coupled torsion-beam axle, trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 280mm x 26mm ventilated front discs and 262mm x 10mm solid rear discs with ABS and EBD

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion with motor-driven electronic assistance

 Wheels

 6.5 J x 16

 7.0 J x 17

 Tyres

 205/60

 215/55

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare


Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,570

 Overall l/w/h (wheel)

 

 mm

 4,140/1,800/1,593 (16”)

 4,140/1,800/1,600 (17”)

 4,140/1,831/1,606 (18”)

 Kerb weight (min)

 kg

 1,417 (1,275)

 Tow weights – braked/unbraked

 kg

 1,300 / 550

 Boot capacity (VDA)

 litres

 354 / 994

 Turning circle

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 54


Performance and fuel consumption

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 10.6

 Maximum speed

 mph

 115

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

 33.2/52.3/43.5

 CO2

 g/km

 153


1.6 CRDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,582

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77.2 x 84.5

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 134 (100) @ 4,000 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 260 (192) @ 1,500 – 3,000 rpm (Manual)

 300 (221) @ 1,750 – 2,500 rpm (DCT)

 Compression ratio

 

 17.3:1

 Engine details

 

 Common rail direct injection, Euro 6, DPF


Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Seven-speed auto DCT

 Clutch type

 

 Single dry-plate with

 Diaphragm spring

 Dry double plate with  Diaphragm spring

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.615

 1.962

 1.189

 0.844

 0.702

 0.596

 n/a

 3.583

 4.188

3.786

2.261

1.957

1.023

0.778

0.837

0.681

5.074

(1-2, 4-5) 4.429

(3, 6-7, Reverse) 3.263


Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Independent with MacPherson strut, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Coupled torsion-beam axle, trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 280mm x 26mm ventilated front discs and 262mm x 10mm solid rear discs with ABS and EBD

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion with motor-driven electronic assistance

 Wheels

 7.0 J x 17

 7.5 J x 18

 Tyres

 215/55

 235/45

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel


Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,570

 Overall l/w/h (wheel)

 mm

 4,140/1,800/1,600 (17”)

 4,140/1,831/1,606 (18”)

 Kerb weight (min)

 kg

 1,532 (1,390)

 1,567 (1,425)

 Tow weights – braked/unbraked

 kg

 1,300 / 550

 1,100 / 550

 Boot capacity (VDA)

 litres

 354 / 994

 Turning circle

 m

 5.0

 Tank capacity

 litres

 54


Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six speed manual

 Seven-speed auto DCT

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 10.8

 10.7

 Maximum speed

 mph

 112

 113

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

 49.5/65.7/58.8

 51.3/61.4/56.5

 CO2

 g/km

 127

 130


1.6 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,591

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.4

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 201 (150) @ 6,000 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 265 (188) @ 1,500 – 4,500 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 9.5:1

 Engine details

 

 Continuously variable valve timing; direct injection; turbocharged, Euro 6


Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Seven-speed auto DCT

 Clutch type

 

 Dry double plate with Diaphragm spring

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.929

 2.318

 2.043

 1.07

 0.822

 0.884

 5.304

(1-2, 4-5) 4.643

 (3, 6-7, Reverse) 3.421


Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Independent with MacPherson strut, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Coupled torsion-beam axle, trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 320mm x 26mm ventilated front discs and 262mm x 10mm solid rear discs with ABS and EBD

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion with motor-driven electronic assistance

 Wheels

 7.5 J x 18

 Tyres

 235/45

 Spare wheel

 Temporary mobility kit


Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,570

 Overall l/w/h (wheel)

 mm

 4,140/1,831/1,606 (18”)

 Kerb weight (min)

 kg

 1,512 (1,364)

 Tow weights – braked/unbraked

 kg

 1,100 / 550

 Boot capacity (VDA)

 litres

 354 / 994

 Turning circle

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 54


Performance and fuel consumption

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 7.5

 Maximum speed

 mph

 122

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

 32.5/48.7/40.9

 CO2

 g/km

 156



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