Kia Soul Engines Announced
Korea's Kia has released photos of its Soul. To herald the U.S. arrival of its new citycar– which looks to have the Chevy's Aveo Beat– Kia's announced the Soul's engine lineup. Globally, the Soul will offer three powerplants. Yanks are denied the 1.6-liter turbodiesel with 128 horsepower. We get to choose from either a 1.6-liter, 124-horse four (the new NA class leader) or a 2.0-liter with an unspecified amount of power. The fuel economy– which RF would call "mission critical"– has not yet been rated by the EPA. Although the new car's based on the Rio platform, Kia promises that the Soul "won't drive like a mailbox." Return to sender? Let's just hope Kia's Soul has more eponymousness than its other efforts, which tend to put inhabitants in econobox Hell.
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