Updated and enhanced Kia Soul enters South African market

Get excited! Better than ever before, the new Kia Soul has finally arrived in South Africa. You can expect a refreshed design as well as the addition of a turbo diesel engine. Kia cars offer a fun, engaging ride and the Soul is no exception. Find a Kia Soul for sale on Auto Mart today!

multi coloured kia soul

Image source: Kia South Africa website

From the Kia Soul price to its new features, you can find out everything that you need to know from our blog.

What’s new with the Kia Soul?

The Kia Soul is a favourite among crossover fans around the world. Its funky design and striking good looks are just some of the reasons why it is so popular. Not only does it feature an eye-catching design, it offers class leading quality too.

Proof of its success is its number one spot on the yearly J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey. The Kia Soul first reached South African shores in November 2014. It gained attention from local motorists for its spacious interior and superior functionality. The Soul’s distinctive design makes it stand out from the crowd.

New to the range is the entry-level model which now features a turbocharged diesel engine. The Soul 1.6 CRDI Start is equipped with a 1.6 litre turbodiesel engine and a six-speed manual transmission. Standard features of this entry-level model include electric windows, ABS brakes and a rear-view camera.

The Soul 1.6 Start by Kia cars offers exceptional value for your money. The Soul’s refreshed design adds to its appeal. With their metallic skid plate treatment, the Soul has a more athletic and durable style than ever before. The Soul’s distinctive grille features minor alterations. At the top of the range, the LED daytime running lights have been relocated to a lower position.

At the back of the vehicle, the bumper also benefits from metallic skidplate treatment. The restyled fog lights offer both aesthetic and practical appeal. The rear reflectors provide additional illumination. The Soul Start boasts a more athletic wheel design.

Inside the cabin of the Soul Start, you will find distinctive cloth upholstery. With the addition of gloss black and metallic accents, the interior has a welcoming ambiance. There are six variations available in the Kia Soul range which includes the Start, Street and Smart.

The new Kia Soul price ranges from R309 995 to R 431 995.

interior of the 2017 kia soul

Image source: Kia South Africa website

Distinctive Design of the Soul

The bold good looks of the Kia Soul captivate your attention. Customise your Soul by choosing from a wide array of exterior colours. Whether you have your heart set on Caribbean Blue or Acid Green, there is something for everyone in the vibrant selection of colours.

Other exciting options include Newport Blue and Inferno Red with Black. As has come to be expected of Kia cars, the Soul range offers you both style and class. The muscular exterior of the vehicles in this range feature striking headlamps as well as rear combination lamps. If you are looking for a trendy ride, the Kia Soul is the right vehicle for you.

headlamp of the kia soul

Image source: Kia South Africa website

The spacious interior offers plenty of room for your friends and family so that everyone can come along for the ride. Whether you are exploring the city or setting off to see more of South Africa’s stunning landscape, you can enjoy a comfortable journey in the Soul. Its exceptional flexibility is typically characteristic of SUV class vehicles.

The innovative interior of the Street and Smart models boast black leather with striking contrast stitching. Active headrests, speed sensing locking doors, electric windows and electric chrome mirrors are convenient features of these vehicles.

Air-conditioning helps to maintain a pleasant interior temperature. A highlight of these Kia cars are their multifunction on-board computer. With 60:40 rear seats split, you can extend the storage space to accommodate additional luggage. Other handy storage features include a centre console box as well as a sunglass case.

seat layout

Image source: Kia South Africa website

The audio system features a radio as well as MP3, AUX and USB connectivity. The anti-lock brake system supports the driver if an emergency situation occurs. ISOFIX is another safety feature of the Kia Soul. The rear view camera makes parking in an urban setting easy. Central locking and an immobiliser help to protect your vehicle from theft.

Kia Soul Performance and Specifications

Equipped with an in-line 4-cylinder 16-valve engine, the Soul offers you a vibrant performance. With a wide range of variations to choose from, you can drive a Soul which best matches your requirements and budget. For an overview of the Kia Soul specifications, take a look at the table below.

Soul 1.6 DCT DSL SmartSoul 2.0 MT StreetSoul 1.6 MT Start
Displacement1 582 cc1 999 cc1 591 cc
Power100 kW @ 4 000 rpm116 kW @ 6 200 rpm91 @ 6 300 rpm
Torque300 Nm @ 1 900-2 750 rpm192 Nm @ 4 000 rpm152 Nm @ 4 850 rpm
Acceleration (0–100 km/h)11.1 seconds10.4 seconds10.9 seconds
Top Speed182 km/h188 km/h182 km/h
CO2 Emissions141 g/km178 g/km188 g/km
Kia Soul price starting at:R 431 995R 347 995R 309 995

Take your driving experience to the next level by finding a Kia Soul for sale. If you are looking for excellent value-for-money, this is the right vehicle for you.

Updated and enhanced Kia Soul enters South African market
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Updated and enhanced Kia Soul enters South African market
The Kia Soul is a favourite among crossover fans around the world. Its funky design and striking good looks are just some of the reasons it is so popular.
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