posted 6 years ago

Kia ‘Shake’ up the ‘Soul’ range

Kia Soul Shaker added to Kia Soul Originals collection

There is a new addition to the Kia Soul Originals collection the Soul Shaker, it sits in the Soul line-up above the ‘2’ specification version and has some fantastic high-tech features. The Kia Soul is a five seat front wheel drive hatchback that offers the flexibility of a medium sized MPV or SUV, the ‘Shaker’ is distinguished by its Vanilla Shake coloured bodywork or, there is the choice of Quartz Black metallic at no extra cost. The distinctive multi-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels give the ‘Shaker’ a purposeful stance.

The ‘Shaker’ is powered by a 1.6 CRDi 126bhp turbo-diesel engine it is capable of 0-60mph in only 10.3 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 112mph, co2 emissions are only 129g/km which puts the ‘Shaker’ in Band D for road tax and fuel economy is equally impressive returning 57.6mpg.

The car is quite striking inside the cloth upholstery is in a new unique ‘Houndstooth’ design which is combined with beige interior surfaces. The steering wheel and gearshift are leather trimmed with wheel mounted controls. There is an electric tilt and slide sunroof which allows plenty of light and an automatically-dimming rear view mirror with an integrated colour reversing camera. Also included are iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control (diesel model only) and air conditioning, as well as LED daytime running lights, LED rear combination lamps and high mounted brake lights.

The Soul ‘Shaker’ receives the same comprehensive technical package and safety measures as the rest of the Soul range. Electronic stability control (ESC) and anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBS), vehicle stability management (VSM) and hill-start assist control (HAC) provide a comprehensive level of active safety, there are also twin front, side and curtain airbags.

The Soul ‘Shaker’ is priced from £15,295 for the 1.6 GDi version. The diesel version is priced at £16,690 and is also available as an automatic for £17,795. Plus Kia has their fantastic seven year warranty which is simply the ‘longest and best’ warranty available on any car, anywhere in Europe. Clearly, a longer warranty is a better warranty and this gives every Kia owner not just enjoyable motoring but genuine long-term peace of mind. Plus the warranty is transferable to subsequent owners which also help boost used values.

So if ' You Know You Got Soul ' then ' Shaker Yourself ' and get to your nearest Kia dealer to test drive this latest model now.......Enjoy