Kia Soul: Class In A Budget
Kia Soul - Perfect compact car
The compact car Kia Soulis designed in California at the design center of Kia. It was unveiled in as Motor show at Paris in the year 2008. South Korea is the place of manufacturing and Kia is marketed all over the world starting withthe year 2010.
The sales number
There were about 67,000 cars sold by Kia in US market in the year 2010. It was a complete sales year which was followed by approx 102,000 sales in 2011 and about 116,000 in the year 2012. In 2013, 52,000 vehicles were sold in US in first few months of the year. Kia sold9900, 11600 as well as 7600 in the year 2010 all along 2012 respectively in Canadian market and with 2800 sales in the current year that is 2013 until May.
The model of North America is available withan inline four holder cylinder gas engines. Base model has 1.6 liter producing 91 kW with manual transmission. Higher models have 2 litre units producing 106 kW. For 2012 model, 2 powertrains is required with new engine combined with six speed automatic or manual model. It can be with new Nu with D-cvvtengine (2.0 litre) or a little older gamma d cvvt(1.6 litre). The Gamma models get dual valve timing with 128 hp and in few countries it gets direct injection petroleum system.
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Technical Characteristics of Kia Soul
Technical Characteristics of 2010 Kia Soul 2.0 Automatic (US) produced by Kia (KR).
|Body Type||Hatchback 5 doors / 5 seats|
|Front Track||1570 mm|
|Rear Track||1575 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||48 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Front wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||MPFI|
|Max Power||144HP (106 kW) @ 6000 rpm|
|Max Torque||186Nm @ 4600 rpm|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||6? x 16 / 6? x 16|
|Standard Tyres||205/55 R 16 / 205/55 R 16|
|Transmission||4 speed automatic|
|Number of gears||4|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||n/a|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|