On the occasion of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the korean automaker has released the european version of the 2012 Soul. Beyond the new optics with integrated daytime running lights, the 2012 Soul grille sports a more modern and consistent with recent models of the brand, a lower air intake and fog lamps largest redesigned.
At the rear of the optical receiving new bumper covers and gets a more immersive. Also debuts range of colors and alloy wheels up to 18 inches, and intermittent embedded in the mirrors. Inside of the 2012 Soul, Kia has focused on improving perceived quality. This new material is in addition to a redesigned center console with integrated audio system with new features, climate controls with LCD display, and more. Depending on the version you can count on new instrumentation “supervision” and available in the Rio to prevent wear of some parts have been used nano multi-metallic paint.
And if aesthetically convincing, the 2012 range also boasts a new engine with direct injection gasoline and fuel consumption. Dubbed as 1.6 GDi, develops 140 hp and maximum torque of 166 Nm. In diesel sales will follow a revised 1.6 CRDi with 128 hp and 260 Nm of torque. According to market both engines may be associated with a six-speed manual gearbox or the new auto with the same number of relations. To contain the level of emissions, Kia has been included in the list of options EcoDynamics package that combines the ISG (Stop & Start) and AMS (management of alternator). With this package emissions are 139 g/km of CO2 in the 1.6 GDI and 124 g/km of CO2 in the CRDi.
The European launch of the new Soul 2012 will take place in the coming weeks.