Turbocharged Kia Soul Debuted at 2016 Paris Auto Show
A while back, Kia released a new hamster commercial where it was hinted that we would see a turbocharged Soul this winter. Months later, we finally get our first look at the Soul Turbo at its debut on the European market as the Soul SX. The new Soul features the same style and design we love but adds extra performance for more horsepower and a sportier drive. Here is everything we know so far about the turbocharged Kia Soul.
Kia Soul SX Engine Specs
Under the hood, the Kia Soul SX will be equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower. This is a 37-horsepower improvement over the standard 2.0-liter engine. The new engine is equipped with a new 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Kia claims the Soul SX has a 0-62 mph time of 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph.
Kia Soul SX Design and Features
Aside from the more powerful engine, the Soul SX has also received subtle exterior and interior changes to distinguish the turbocharged Soul from the other models. The front bumper gets a larger, more aggressive grille and the side sills are slightly wider. The Soul SX also receives 10-spoke, 18-inch wheels, red accents and Soul badging and a twin-tip exhaust. On the interior, the Soul SX has black cloth and leather interior which features orange stitching.
Kia Soul SX U.S. Release Date
The Kia Soul SX is available now for ordering in Europe but we have yet to get any information on when the Soul SX will be available in the U.S. though we expect it to arrive soon. Stay tuned for more information on the turbocharged Soul as it becomes available.