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
Weight 1279 Kg
Length 4105 mm
Height 1610 mm
Wheelbase 2550 mm
Front Track 1570 mm
Rear Track 1575 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Fuel Capacity 48 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
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
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1975 cc
Bore 82 mm
Stroke 94 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes n/a
Rear Brakes n/a
Standard Wheels 6? x 16 / 6? x 16
Standard Tyres 205/55 R 16 / 205/55 R 16
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear TBAx.CS.
Transmission 4 speed automatic
Number of gears 4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City n/a
Road n/a
Mixt n/a