Friday, April 22, 2011

2012 Kia Soul at New York Auto Show

Kia introduced its updated Kia Soul at the New York Auto Show. Changes to the exterior include projector-beam headlights, some LED running lights, and new colors.

The big news come under the hood. The Soul will get the all-new 1.6-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) four cylinder making 135 hp and 121 ft./lbs. of torque. The GDI engine will now be rated at 28 city, 34 highway with the six-speed manual transmission (up from 26/31). The Soul will still offer a 2.0-liter option, and it now gets 160 hp and 143 ft./lbs. or torque; it is rated at 27 city and 33 highway. (up from 24/30).

The Soul has been a strong seller since its introduction, and these improvements will likely make the car a choice to those who thought the fuel economy was a bit too low. More pics at

Thanks to "Mike" for the tip.

Kia World

1 comment:

nlpnt said...

Fun fact: Kia changed the Soul door handles from hinged-flap to pull-type for the 2011 model year.