Events / Product
Kia at the Frankfurt Motor Show – Watch the live stream September 10th, 2013
Kia at the Frankfurt Motor Show – Watch the live stream
All-new Kia Soul makes its debut
An all-new version of the Kia Soul makes its European debut today at the 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt. It is joined by a dramatic new urban B-segment concept vehicle, the Kia Niro, which makes its world premiere, as well as the new bi-fuel Kia Picanto LPG and upgraded Kia Optima.
The all-new Kia Soul stays true to the original iconic design, with modern design cues matched by improved dynamics and a range of economical engines. The smooth new-look exterior is inspired by the 2012 Kia Track’ster concept and introduces a thoroughly fresh, more grown-up appearance without losing its individualistic edge.
The biggest technical change for the new 2014 Soul is the adoption of an all-new platform, based on that of the latest Kia cee’d. The result is greatly improved ride and handling compared with the outgoing model, as well as more mature and composed on-road behavior. The second-generation Soul will also be the best in its class for refinement, a result of the car’s upgraded suspension, 29% stiffer bodyshell and comprehensive soundproofing. Interior noise levels are reduced by approximately three decibels.
All-new Kia Soul at 2013 IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show)
Kia Niro Concept – New Video!
The Kia Niro previews an innovative new powertrain, featuring Kia’s turbocharged 1.6-litre ‘Gamma’ engine, developing 160 ps through a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. While the engine drives the front wheels, an electric-hybrid system powered from regenerative braking delivers up to 45 ps (33 kW) to the rear wheels – when road conditions require extra grip.
Niro is born out of Kia’s determination to seek new compact car options for urban drivers, and has been created with European tastes and expectations very much in mind. The car was designed at Kia’s Frankfurt design studio – less than a kilometre away from the IAA – under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer Europe.
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