Kia Soul Turbo: The Sporty Box

Kia’s Soul is one of the most original vehicles on the road today: its boxy shape makes it very unique and practical, while it’s frugal engine and low entry price point makes it quite popular here.

For those who complained that the small vehicle lacked some grunt off the line, Kia launched a new variant at the Paris Auto Show. With a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder mill borrowed from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, the Kia Soul SX now has 201 horsepower on tap.

This is 37 more than the most powerful engine currently offered in the Soul.

This new engine gets a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission; there was no mention of a manual gearbox, but since there is one offered in other vehicles with this turbocharged engine, it stands to reason that we should eventually see one.

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