2015 Kia Soul Receives Minor Updates

The Kia Soul has become a top seller for its brand, and while it received a complete redesign for the 2014 model year, the new Soul gets minor changes. Expect to see the same iconic design, but with a beefed up interior and more advanced technology. Kia has decided on specific additions to enhance what it refers to as the car's "fun factor." The base model now includes a UVO eServices package that offers four new features, Geo-fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert, and Driving Score. Siri Eyes Free and Google-powered Local Search have also been added to the UVO package. The midrange Plus model doesn't get any changes for the new model year, but the top-of-the-line Exclaim model offers a new interior Umber Color Package. This is available with either the Fathom Blue or Cloud White exterior colors, and includes Nappa leather seating and door armrest accents, along with Gloss Black wheel inserts.
Power for the base model comes in the form of a 1.6-liter direct-injection all-aluminum four-cylinder engine that delivers 130 horses and 118 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, or customers can go for the optional six-speed automatic. Opt for the Plus or Exclaim model and the 1.6-liter is replaced by a 2.0-liter engine with GDI technology, which pumps out 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque paired exclusively with the six-speed automatic transmission. Source: Kia