Kia Soul
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2009 - present
Class Compact Crossover
Body Style 5-door, 5-seat Hatchback
Length 161 in. (4105 mm)
Width 70.3 in. (1,785mm)
Height 64 in. (1610 mm)
Wheelbase 100.4 in. (2550 mm)
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine Gasoline
2.0 litre Inline-4
1.6 litre DOHC Inline-4, 16 valve

1.6 litre DOHC Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) Inline-4, 16 valve
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Scion xB
Nissan Note
Honda Jazz
Designer Peter Schreyer

The Kia Soul is a compact car built by Kia Motors of South Korea. It was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The Soul uses Kia's new corporate grille, known as the Tiger Nose, as designed by Kia's design chief, Peter Schreyer.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Kia Soul Review.

Recent Changes

  • For MY 2011, the UK market gets a special edition Soul called Echo.

  • On December 18, 2009, Kia launched the limited edition Soul Ignition. The special edition Soul features an Ignition Orange paintjob offset by black striping and blacked-out 18-inch rims, an alloy gas cap, and a rear spoiler. It also gets further niceties such as upgraded stereo, moon roof, keyless remote entry, tinted windows, cruise control and Bluetooth. Kia hasn't yet announced the intended unit volume but pricing will start at $17,500 for the manual.[1]

Styles and Major Options




  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Dual front/side/curtain airbags
  • Privacy glass
  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic transmission
  • External amplifier and subwoofer with mood lamp speakers


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Engine and Transmission

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Soul Ghost Limited Edition

Soul USTCC Safety Car

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  • Green Tea Latte
  • Cocktail Orange
  • Java Brown
  • Tomato Red
  • Moonlight Blue
  • Black Soul
  • Clear White

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Current Generation: (2009–present)



In Australia, the trim levels are 1,2 and 3. 1 being the base model, 2 being the middle-of-the-range model and 3 being the top-of-the-range model.

Design quirks and oddities

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See Also


Hyundai Motor Company

Hyundai | Kia

Current: Sedona · Sorento · Sportage · Rondo · Optima · Rio · Borrego · Forte · Forte Koup · Soul · Cadenza · Ray · K9

Current (Europe and Asia): Picanto · Cee'd · Pro cee'd · Cerato · Venga · Magentis

Historic: Pride · Spectra · Amanti

Concept: KCV-III · KCD-I Slice · Sport · KCV4 Mojave · Soul Concept · Multi-S Crossover · KCD-II · Kue · Cee'd · Pro cee'd · Kia Rondo SX · Ex cee'd Cabrio · KND-4 4x4 · Kee Sports Coupe Concept · Eco cee'd Concept · SOUL Concepts · SOUL Burner Concept · SOUL Diva Concept · SOUL Searcher Concept · Koup Concept · Soul Hybrid Concept · Borrego Limited Concept · SOULster Concept · MPV Concept · №3 Concept · KND-5 Concept · Ray PHEV Concept · Venga EV Concept · POP EV Concept · Sportage Antenna "Work" Concept · Sportage Antenna "Play" Concept · Forte Koup Type R Concept · KV7 Concept

Racing: Forte Koup Grand-Am Koni Challenge

Kia Motors Europe · Doongpung Ywieda Kia · Kia Motors America · Asia Motors, Ltd · Dongfeng Yueda Kia Automobile Company

Kia Corporate website A subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor Company

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