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2016 Kia Soul

2016 Kia Soul


The 2016 Kia Soul is ringing in a few changes for this model year. All models will now
feature alloy wheels while other trims get technical upgrades and new options. It is a great little compact car. It manages to make compacts cool
and yet still keep them practical and fun to drive.

2016 Kia Soul design

The design
of the new Soul is very similar to the existing one. The cute frown at the
front is still present with the small tiger grille and lower grille making for
quite an interesting profile. A short hood, high windshield, high roofline and
rising waist all add a flow that draws the eyes along the car.

Four doors
and body coloured trim all add interest while the hatch at the back offer both
a tidiness and convenience that rounds off the design nicely. The integrated
light clusters at the back look very modern too.

On the
inside, materials and layout have been tweaked slightly to add more technology
options including a touchscreen and reversing camera that come with the
convenience package.

Engines and transmission

There are
two engine options with the 2016 Kia Soul. The first is a 1.6-litre four
cylinder that produces 130 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. The second is a
2.0-litre four that delivers 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. Both use a six
speed transmission in either manual or automatic guise.

The engines
are small but perfectly formed. Given the modest size of the car, both engines
are more than capable of zipping round town at a spritely pace while also
coping with highway driving. Transmissions are smooth, engine noise is minimal
and considering the small wheels, the Soul has very good road manners.

2016 Kia Soul trims

The Soul
has three trims, base, Plus and Exclaim. The base level Soul offers alloy
wheels, air conditioning, CD audio and those new optional extra in the
Convenience Package, SiriusXM radio, 4.3 inch touchscreen and a reversing

The Plus
adds remote keyless entry, steering wheel mounted audio controls, reversing
camera as standard and access to the Designer Collection which adds exterior
trim options, new 18 inch alloys and leather steering wheel.

The Soul
Exclaim adds LED turn signals on the door mirrors, leather trim, power driver's
seat and access to a new Premium Package that includes forward collision
warning, lane departure warning, Infinity audio, mood lighting, panoramic
sunroof, heated and vented front seats and a lot more.

The 2016 Kia
Soul is a great little car with a great big personality. There are few small
cars out there that are truly different, this is one of them. Visit Kia of Hamilton, 1885 Upper James St, Hamilton ON, L9B 1K8 for a test drive.

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