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2014 Kia Soul Debut

Will the 2014 Kia Soul appear at the New York Auto Show?


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What's New

The 2014 Kia Soul is all grown up. Now, it has more passenger and cargo room, but doesn't lose its edge. The new design keeps to the Soul tradition, but takes cues from the Trak'ster concept unveiled in 2012. The Soul has been given a longer, stiffer chassis, as well as significant suspension upgrades, making the vehicle more nimble and agile when driven in urban environments. The new 2014 Kia Soul combines a longer 101.2 wheelbase, and the same 63.4 inch height, giving an aggressive edge to the overall appearance.

Who It's For

The Kia Soul has always been geared for the young and young-at-heart urban buyer, and the 2014 Soul adds sophistication and value to the already iconic vehicle. With features of the Trak'ster concept see throughout the updated exterior and interior of the vehicle, the Kia Soul still retains its 'soul.' Thanks to improved driving dynamics, the new Soul has a more stable and balanced feel. Handling has also been improved upon, making the new Soul more nimble and fun to drive around the city streets.

Key Features

The base Kia Soul comes packed with standard features that many of its competitors don't offer. Here are a few of the features that stood out to us:
  • Circular Trak'ster theme throughout the interior
  • LED-string light technology to create mood lighting
  • Integrated Pandora internet radio

What We Think

Taking the dancing hamsters out of the equation, the 2014 Kia Soul is a great urban utility vehicle. Thanks to the extra room, premium features, and improved driving dynamics, the new Soul becomes more functional and funky. With three different trim levels, there's a Soul for every budget. With cues from the Trak'ster concept, the new Soul will draw attention to itself. The new design keeps to its roots, but adds more appeal and a level of sophistication not seen in the previous generation.

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