kia soul

kia soul

If you want a unique looking car then take a look at the Kia Soul. There’s plenty of choice though in this growing market

THE NEXT time someone tells you that modern cars all look alike, point them in the direction of the Kia Soul.

The new generation Kia Soul is a handsome-looking car.

The Korean compact SUV was launched in 2009 and its boxy shape immediately placed it in the “unusual” category, which it has had pretty much to itself since the Nissan Cube and Daihatsu Materia have been withdrawn from sale in Britain.

Yet it is fair to say that the Soul has not exactly set the British car market alight: in 2010, its best sales year, it sold 4,000 or so and the new car has a similarly modest target of 3,000 a year.

However, since the Soul’s launch the compact SUV market [...]

The new Kia Soul has got more sophisticated, but maintains it’s city-friendly, tall-wagon goodness.

If your thinking of getting a Kia Soul but been put off by past reviews of it’s refinement, this post by Pete Murray of Car Witter talks about how much it’s evolved. It’s actually a really good read… In summary he says it has Funky looks, high tax, good diesel engine, can be pricey.

My biggest criticism of the first generation Kia Soul was that it lacked refinement and had a tendency to crash about over bumps, but the new Soul with its Ceed derived chassis brings the funky looking Kia back into the world of acceptable levels of comfort.”

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