Wednesday, October 21, 2015

2016 Kia Soul Named Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year

For the fourth straight year, the funky Kia Soul took top honors in the urban category at the 12th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year held in Chandler, Arizona. Kia’s fun and functional urban passenger vehicle was again rated the best among other urban vehicles, mostly due to its neat features and sleek design.

Subtle Design Changes

The Kia Soul has been widely renowned for its iconic cube-like design, and it seems that the car manufacturer opted to retain its eye-catching exterior while adding a few changes. The 2016 Kia Soul features alloy wheels while retaining the look that has captivated countless people.

Stunning New Features

With its optional Convenience Package, the Soul also packs a 4.3-inch touchscreen, equipped with SiriusXM, along with a rearview camera. The Plus trim level, on the other hand, also comes with gloss-black “tusks” on its bumper. Two-toned color combination, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, and 18-inch alloy wheels with black spokes are also available on the optional Designer Collection.

Nothing much has changed under the hood, as the 2016 Kia Soul is still equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine producing over 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. This, along with the aforementioned features, makes the Soul one of Kia’s top-selling models. In fact, the vehicle has remained popular among young buyers looking for a stylish yet versatile ride that allows them to navigate through crowded areas.

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