2017 Kia Soul Turbo
Kia and Hyundai have long tried to end into the sport-tight space. And to be antimonopoly, it’s a mighty seed to opening, what with champion-loveds of ours like the Volkswagen GTI and Ford’s Fiesta ST and Focus ST obstructing up the conduits. The Hyundai Veloster Turbo and the Kia Forte SX Turbo, have descended just abbreviated of actual hatchback states largely due to fact disadvantages such as unclear steering and elastic translation act.
The brand-new turbocharged version of the Kia Soul seems to be competing an akin category of game. Red out pronunciation formations are mindful of the GTI’s aesthetic, an even bottomed steering wheel suggests some degree of quick run, 18 inch wheels give the blockish Kia Soul a more athletic position. It also has a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four making 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque not exactly arsonist figures.
Kia Soul is a little crossover set up to contest with the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Chevrolet Trax, and Fiat 500X. The Soul is already the champion-seller in that part and Kia wants to keep the good times rotating. Consumers had been questioning for two things, more energy and all-wheel drive. With the latter being arduous in statuses of encase and outgo, Kia decided to prioritize the feeling for additional utter and make the 1.6-liter turbo motor regular for the Soul’s top cut stage.
As when the same motor is put in the Kia Optima and the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Sonata, the turbocharged mill sets only with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while no manual transmission is supplied with the turbo and Kia’s circumstance is the now acquainted channel about debased take taxes and the high-value authorization process for non-identical powertrain collections. If you want a manual shell with this motor, Kia will happily drive you toward a Forte5 SX Turbo with a six-speed transmission.