The Seoul based car maker Kia has announced pricing for their all new crossover the 2010 Kia Soul and the numbers look pretty good. The CUV will be available in 4 trim levels: the base Soul starts at $13,300 and only comes with a 5 speed manual, the Soul+ is priced at $14,950, the upscale Soul! and Soul Sport both retail for $16,950.
The base Soul is the only variant available with the 1.6 liter four cylinder engine that produces 122 HP and 115 ft-lb of torque. The rest of the lineup comes with the 2.0 liter four cylinder that makes 142 HP and 137 lb-ft of torque and gets 24/30 MPG in the city and on the highway respectively. Unlike the 1.6, this power plant can be shifted by either a five speed manual like the base or a four speed automatic transmission.
The only options available for the Soul+ are a $400 315 Watt stereo system and an $800 power moon roof that will also get you fog lights for the front bumpers. The Soul Sport comes with a rear spoiler standard, but the power moon roof is a $700 option, and unlike the Soul+ fog lights come standard.
The Soul is being offered with a few impressive features, like the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. Dual front and side curtain airbags, electronic stability control and 4 wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Air conditioning, Bluetooth and keyless entry are all standard. Kia is even throwing in a trial period of Sirius satellite radio.
The low entry price and long list of standard features should make the Kia Soul the perfect alternative to mundane people movers, now if we could only get our hands on one.
Press release after the jump.