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Kia Soul in the US and China next year

By Yoann Besnard on 13 May 2008 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

Kia_soul_2_2 Kia has announced that the future Soul model will be launched in the US and in China next year. Europe wasn't mentioned.

Kia had previewed the Soul at the Geneva Motor Show. Unfortunately, the carmaker seems to have no plan to bring the car to Europe soon as American and Chinese markets will be a priority for the carmaker. A front-wheel drive, the Kia Soul is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine hooked up to a five-speed automatic gearbox with manual shift mode.

The Soul is part of a plan to revamp the carmaker's brand image on the American market. The Korean brand wants to appeal to trendy American buyers. In addition to the Soul, Kia will launch the Borrego SUV which will be powred by the first carmaker's V8 engine. In Europe, the carmaker will launch a coupé at the last year Frankfurt Motor Show based on the Cee'd model that takes its styling cues from the Kee concept car.


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