In what could become a favourite of MotorMartin due to the practical, ‘real life’ aspects of the soul, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce to MotorMartin, the launch of the new Soul ‘Urban’, a special edition model joining the funky and stylish Soul line-up. The new addition joins the range to offer desirable equipment levels, attractive styling and excellent value.

Launched to UK customers last week, the new Soul ‘Urban’ is offered with one trim level and three engine and gearbox options. Starting with two 6-speed manual gearbox versions, one with the 1.6 GDi petrol and the other Kia’s popular 1.6 CRDi diesel engine. An automatic version of the diesel version is also available when twinned with Kia’s new 7-speed auto DCT gearbox.


In what is an excellent move for the buyer, Kia Motors (UK) have announced to MotorMartin that the Soul ‘Urban’ fits in the range between the ‘Connect’ and ‘Connect Plus’ models, offering desirable features which aligns it closer to more premium trim levels such as the Mixx and range topping Maxx.

The exterior styling of the ‘Urban,’ according to Kia, features a striking ‘SUV pack’ alongside black high gloss bumpers and rear and side sills, teamed with chrome inserts which adds to the vehicle’s dynamic and premium character. Also added to this trim are electric folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicators, LED rear combination and high level brake lights alongside front daytime running lights and privacy glass. Adding to the convenience of the vehicle, rear parking sensors come as standard on the ‘Urban’ range. There’s certainly alot of styling features added to make the Soul stand out from the crowd. Something that, in MotorMartin’s eyes, the Kia most definitely does.

Kia Motors (UK) have confirmed to MotorMartin that The Soul ‘Urban’ is going to be available in a choice of one solid and three metallic paint exterior colours. Clear White (solid), Caribbean Blue, Inferno Red and Quartz Black. All models ride on the 17” alloy wheels seen on the Connect and Connect Plus models. In addition the Soul ‘Urban’ can be noticed by its unique ‘Urban’ badging neatly positioned on the usual boot literature, in chromed letters.

On the inside the Soul ‘Urban’ features attractive black woven seats with yellow trim alongside generous use of soft touch materials and black high gloss trim giving a contemporary feel. Also included is an AM/FM radio with DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB port and auxiliary socket. Connectivity that could prove the tipping point for buyers being more and more tech savvy.


Soul ‘Urban’ customers will receive the same great service as other Kia customers, including a 7 year, 100,000 mile warranty and low running costs with CO2 levels starting at 128 g/km and an insurance group of only 9. Excellent news for the increasingly budget aware buyer.

So it’s an impressive range of features added by Kia to help the Soul stand out amongst the opposition. Something that it certainly does. Well done Kia.

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