Side View of the 2017 Kia Soul

New Kia Soul Design, Features and Engine Specifications

Turbocharged Kia Soul Debuts in Paris

The Paris auto show saw the premiere of the Kia Soul SX. This new model is the turbocharged Kia Soul we’ve been anxiously awaiting. Its debut on the European market is an exciting step forward for the beloved boxover vehicle. It’s the same style and personality that we love about the Soul, but with an added boost of power to make this future version of the Soul even better. Take a look at what we’re looking forward to after finding out the turbocharged Kia Soul debuted in Paris.

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Kia Soul SX Engine Specs

The Soul SX has an incredible upgraded engine that can deliver more performance and speed than ever before. The 1.6-liter turbocharged engine can reach up to 201 horsepower. This means that the new Soul can go from 0 to 62 mph in 7.8 seconds and will now top out at 124 mph. If you’re looking for a little boost to your Soul’s acceleration, this new edition of the Soul, when it becomes available in the U.S. market, might be for you.

Kia Soul SX Design

Aside from the engine, Kia has added some new design elements to put the “X” in the Soul SX. Subtle exterior and interior tweaks bring the level of design to a sportier side in the new SX. The bumper has gotten larger, there is a more aggressive looking grille, and the side sills are a bit wider than before. Also, the Kia Soul SX receives exclusive 10-spoke, 18-inch wheels, red accents and Soul badge, plus a twin-tip exhaust. Inside, it features black cloth and leather with orange stitching and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Its got an upgrade in sport to match its new engine power.

Dashboard View of the 2017 Kia Soul
Front View of the 2017 Kia Soul

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Turbocharged Kia Soul Release Date

The 1.6-liter Kia Soul is available on the European market, but we don’t know exactly when it will come to this side of the pond. We’ll be keeping an eye out, though. We expect to be hearing soon about a new upgraded Kia Soul model for the U.S. market. Interested in finding out more about the Kia Soul? Check out the latest models in our inventory or schedule a test drive today! We’ll show you all there is to love about the Kia Soul and get you excited about the turbocharged Kia Soul debut in Paris. Stop by Irvine Kia today and see all of our great Kia models.