Kia will unveil the2009 SOUL on October 2nd, at the Paris Auto Show, and sales should begin in the U.S. by April 2009. The U.S. market will get a choice of the 1.6 or 2.0-liter gasoline engines, while Europe will also receive a 1.6-liter diesel option.
The front-wheel drive Soul is the replacement for the little-loved Spectra5. The Soul will be available as a five-door hatchback only and will have relatively small dimensions. It has an overall length of 161 inches (riding on a 100 inch wheelbase.)