Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2012 Kia Soul




Just a few changes most people won't notice. Which is good. The Soul still looks great and they didn't ruin it.

It gets a bit more power, but the main change is the availability of 6 speed transmissions, manual or automatic.
Which should be great news for fuel economy.

I also see a Navigation system in the new interior. More good news.

This is the current model.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, the Soul is not the greatest car in terms of ride, performance, etc... but, you still gotta love it's attitude.

Like a Beetle, it's looks will wear well for a very long time. It's orginal, funky, fun and still practical. Most vehicles can't claim that.

Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of Kia. Not one bit. But I do like the style of the Soul. It's funky and a welcome sight after looking at the tragic Versa above.

Anonymous said...

All the sex-appeal of a dirty old shoe box. And almost as useful!

Anonymous said...

Also, it has revised pull style door handles instead of the 80's flip style.

Anonymous said...

Nice updates to an already original vehicle.

There is a reason why Kia sells a ton of these, they are funky with great attitude, they have been proven to be reliable, and they are affordable.

FuioptimaSX said...

I was always wondering how they were going to refresh those tail lights. Definitely better than anything that I came up with!

The only thing that scares me is how/what they are going to do for the second generation. Since this refresh is only after 2 years on the market, I'm sure this will only last for 2 years as well.

www.AllClassics.com said...

Please get an American or Italian designer for the outside.

Anonymous said...

It looks a bit less like a little girl designed it....

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't there be a slot in the top for the tissues to pop up?

Anonymous said...

LOL @ the tissues comment! I have been considering a Soul as my daily driver, mainly due to the level of standard equipment you get on the lower models.. the new engines and transmissions for 2012will likely make me wait a few more months!