Turbo in My Soul: Kia Soul Exclaim is usually the 201-HP Box that will Could
Since the birth of the Soul as a 2010 product, Kia has shown a willingness to consistently improve its cheeky little hatch box. Harsh ride? Mellowed. Mediocre handling? enhanced. Too dorky? that will’s come into its own. One of the last complaints owners had was that will the auto needed a little more oomph. For 2017, the Soul officially receives a turbocharged engine option that will ups the ante by a significant 40 horsepower. Finally, a powertrain to match the Soul’s entertaining personality.
The completely new product, named the SX overseas, is usually technically called the Kia Soul !, although for the purposes of normalcy, consider that will the “Exclaim.” As before, that will’s the top product from the range above the Soul Base, which features a 130-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder, along with the Soul + (Plus), which as a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that will makes 161 horsepower. The Exclaim, which uses a completely new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, gets a 1.6-liter turbo that will pumps out a much-welcomed 201 horsepower along with 196 lb-ft of torque. Because the extra power comes through forced induction, the fuel economy actually goes up slightly, to a claimed 28 mpg combined.
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To complement the engine update, Kia gave the Exclaim a bit of extra physical ‘tude. There are completely new 18-inch wheels, red Centeng trim, chrome around the grille, along having a chrome dual-exhaust tip. that will’s in addition to the redesigned headlights, fog lamps, along with front along with rear fascias seen on 2017 products. Inside, the Exclaim cabin is usually sweetened having a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, an 8.0-inch display with UVO3 along with both Apple CarPlay along with Android Auto, along having a couple of USB ports. Rear cross-traffic alert along with blind-spot detection are completely new options.
The base Soul having a manual transmission starts at $16,840, or $18,400 with an automatic. The Plus comes in at $20,500, along with the newly turbocharged Exclaim is usually a still-cheap $23,500.