The 2015 Kia Soul has been launched in the UAE!

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 by

Going against the norm since 2008, the is a product of the pair of hands that belong to the talented Mike Torpey. With a public reveal of the 2015 model over the weekend, the Soul has stepped its game up significantly.

2015 Kia Soul front

Compared with its predecessor, the new model is 20 mm longer, 15 mm wider and 10 mm lower, all while also being more spacious thanks to a 20 mm extension in wheelbase. Two-tone paint jobs that see the roof a different hue from the body of the Soul are also a fresh concept for 2015.

2015 Kia Soul side

Having paid a visit to the cosmetic surgeons, the 2015 model flaunts a new set of eyes that wrap around the sides, eyebrows composed of LED’s, a reworked and slimmer upper grille and a protruding lower mesh grille. Towards the other end of the compact Korean, sits tail lamps that resemble watermelon slices and a slightly controversial black strip that divides the tailgate horizontally.

2015 Kia Soul interior

Improvements have been carried out on the interior as well, with legroom increased by 4 mm, headroom increased by 6mm and shoulder room increased by 7mm. Claimed to be inspired by ‘droplets falling into a pond’, the fascination for all things circular is evident when looking at the gauges, power window switches, gear shift surrounds and steering mounted controls.  Thankfully, has bid farewell to the colour coded interior for the 2015 model and has paid more attention to creating a mature and premium cabin.

2015 Kia Soul top

A 29% increase in torsional rigidity that has improved steering and handling, has been brought about by the adoption of an all-new platform which supports a re-engineered bodyshell. To further isolate road imperfections, the 2015 Souls’s front suspension, engine and transmission are now mounted on an all-new stronger subframe with four bushings that minimize ride harshness.

2015 Kia Soul rear + side

The heart of the 2015 Soul is a 1.6 litre engine that stirs up 124 horsepower and is mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission. The bigger 2.0 litre engine churns out 154 horsepower and even has the option of a Spots mode. Claimed to complete a 0 – 100 km/h run in 10.2 seconds, the 2015 Soul flaunts a top speed of 188 km/h.

At the end of the day, the 2015 Kia Soul is a massive improvement, not only in terms of design and features, but in terms of safety as well. Awarded with a five star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Soul proudly delivers the highest safety standards in its class.

2 Responses to The 2015 Kia Soul has been launched in the UAE!

  1. Carlos Alberto Bin Reply

    January 28, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Hola hoy tengo al Kía Río 2014 caja automática SX, es muy buen vehículo, pero anhelo tener al kia Sou, lo he visto y es algo maravilloso y fuera de serie.
    Mis felicitaciones a los diseñadores y fabricantes.
    Carlos Alberto Bin, abobado y mediador. Poder Judicial del Neuquén. Argentina

  2. Carlos Alberto Bin Reply

    January 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Hoy tengo como vehículo el Kia Rio SX modelo 2014 caja automática, creo que de todos los vehículos de esa gama es el mejor e inigualable. Pero mi anhelo es llegar al Kia Soul, sería mi mayor sueño.
    Muchas Gracias y felicitaciones a todos aquellos que han diseñado y fabrican esos vehículos.
    Carlos Alberto Bin. Abogado y mediador Poder Judicial de la Provincia del Neuquén, República Argentina.

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