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2010 Kia Soul Echo

Apparently the onslaught of special edition Kia Souls is not done yet. Kia has unveiled a new special editionSoul today called the Soul Echo. It will be available in Clear White or Quartz Black metallic. The white Echo features black 18" alloy wheels, black high-gloss door mirrors, and a corresponding black sports stripe. The black Echo features white 18" alloy wheels, white high-gloss door mirrors, and a sports stripe in white.

Inside, the new edition gets a full black leather interior and high-gloss black dashboard fascia that matches the black and white theme of the exterior of the car. It also features an uprated sound system with subwoofer, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, and reversing sensors.

The new Soul Echo will be offered with a choice of 1.6-liter petrol or 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engines and will be available with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Traction Control (TC).

We’ll go ahead and add the Echo special edition to the list that includes the Shadow Dragon Soul , Ghost Soul , Ignition Soul , and Denim Soul , among others.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Kia’s stylish urban crossover, Soul, has had a dose of luxury added with the arrival of the new Soul Echo. Echo is the latest bold addition to the Soul ‘Originals’ line-up – a collection of distinctive versions each with their own distinct personality – following on from other ‘Originals’ such as the Burner, Shaker and Samba.

Echo is available in a choice of two striking colours – Clear White or Quartz Black metallic – and both come with contrasting features that make them the mirror image of each other. The white Echo features stylish black 18-inch alloy wheels, black high-gloss door mirrors and a corresponding black sports stripe. The black Echo features white 18” alloy wheels, white high-gloss door mirrors and a sports stripe in white.

Soul Echo is laden with luxurious features usually associated with more expensive machinery. Inside, a full black leather interior and high-gloss black dashboard fascia continue the external monochrome look whilst an uprated sound system (with subwoofer), Bluetooth and iPod connectivity and reversing sensors ensure the Echo has plenty to keep everyone on board satisfied at all times. Air conditioning and privacy glass keep passengers and their belongings cool and shielded from prying eyes.

Kia Soul Echo

On the move, Soul Echo is powered by a choice of 1.6-litre petrol or 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engines and its occupants are protected by a host of safety features including six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TC) and a five-star Euro NCAP rating. The Soul Echo is available from just £13,995 OTR.

Soul Echo also benefits from some minor revisions being made to the entire Soul line-up: A trip computer, Emergency Stop Signal (which flashes the hazard warning lights under heavy braking), ‘pull’ style exterior door handles and illuminated electric window buttons are now standard on all Soul versions. Bluetooth connectivity is standard from the ‘2’ version and above. Finally, Soul Shaker, previously only available in Vanilla, is now available in Chocolate Brown metallic and comes with fully colour-coded bumpers.




6 comments:

Oh, not really a good one from Kia. Hope there’ll be more development on its interiors. Seriously, I don’t like how it was designed. I am still going to check out if there are still available option on this one. Thinking of overhauling its package.

I was just gonna say, this edition particularly makes me want to use the word "adorable." This car is just perfectly executed from a design standpoint. I wish it had the newer 2.0L and at least a 5-speed auto, but I imagine we’ll see that within the next few years.

I am a huge fan of the Soul and came close to purchasing an Alien Exclaim but I wanted to wait to see if/when they change the interior, I liked it, I just thought it could be better. Now that the new Sport age is coming out I might have a hard time finding a reason to buy the Soul, although I do think it’s adorable.

I am a huge fan of the Soul and came close to purchasing an Alien Exclaim but I wanted to wait to see if/when they change the interior, I liked it, I just thought it could be better. Now that the new Sportage is coming out I might have a hard time finding a reason to buy the Soul, although I do think it’s adorable.

I totally forgot to mention that I wanted more power and the 5-speed auto might bump up the MPG’s, and I did not know they changed a few Things. I love the houndstooth fabric I hope they don’t change that.

Boring.... Kia should really get rid of the old Rio line-up & change the mediocre interior design of the soul. otherwise Kia seems to be doing alright.

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