The all-new 2014 Kia Soul urban utility vehicle is 0.8 inches longer and 0.6 inches wider than the current Soul that was first introduced in 2009 and the new body gets a 28.7 percent increase in torsional rigidity over the present Soul.
The 2014 Kia Soul has three trim levels: Base, Plus and Exclaim. The Base Soul has a gasoline direct injection 130-horsepower 1.6-liter all-aluminum DOHC four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission or, optionally, to a six-speed automatic. The Plus and Exclaim models get a 164 horsepower 2.0-liter NU power plant. The Plus model may be equipped with either transmission while the Exclaim is available exclusively with the six-speed automatic. U.S. sales are expected to begin in the third quarter of this year. Pricing will be announced closer to the Soul’s launch date.