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2017 Kia Soul gets a new engine

27 September 2016

The facelifted Kia Soul that comes with a new petrol engine will debut at the Paris Motor Show and go on sale later this year.

The new 1.6-liter T-GDI petrol engine delivers 150kW and is mated to a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The vehicle also features a rearview camera, new USB port in the rear, electric adjustment for the front passenger seat and rain-sensing wipers. Dual-clutch gearbox-equipped models have the Drive Mode Selector (Normal, Eco, and Sport modes). For the first time the Soul will offer Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Exterior modifications include red highlights on the bolder front bumper and side sills, a tweaked grille, twin exhaust pipes at the rear and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

The rest of the 2017 Kia Soul range will also get a series of upgrades, which include different bumpers, optional HID headlights with LED DRLs integrated into the front bumper, an updated grille, redesigned taillights and reflectors.

Inside there’s the HMI (human-machine interface) that works with a 5-, 7- or 8-inch color touchscreen to provide smartphone-style control over the audio-visual navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.