Today, theKia Soul Flex, the first Korean vehicle that can run on ethanol, was released. It was specially designed for the Brazilian market where these flex-fuel models make up 85% of new car sales.

The vehicle uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder motor that cranks out 128 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque. The car can manage a 44% fuel economy increase in fuel mileage over the gas version.

The Soul Flex will use a reinforced fuel pump, pillar cap, and fuel line. There will also be a gasoline assistance system that will aid engine ignition at low temperatures. In addition to all of this, the motor will use an adapted fuel injection and catalyst system. There will also be a new engine compression ratio.

The Kia Soul Flex will debut this month, with sales beginning early next year in Brazil. The company is also working on a Sportage Flex that should be unveiled at the end of next year.

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13 comments:

  (777) posted on 12.22.2011

This is basically a road going concept of the race car. Thinking of buying a Koup when its upgraded in January, they’re not a bad little car I reckon.

  (595) posted on 07.27.2011

It’s good promoting the ethanol version car. Well, I do acknowledge the effort of Kia, even if it is their first time to create this kind of car. I hope the use of an ethanol fuel for a car
continues.

  (473) posted on 06.28.2011

The platform of this car seems similar to a larger version of MINI! I don’t think that this car has an impressive power performance and fuel mileage! I wonder if there’s a aftermarket version of this car.

  (559) posted on 06.28.2011

Among the KIA version, Soul would be the most successful model. The engine used here is so great that it almost left my jaw dropped when I drove it! Extremely awesome car!

  (647) posted on 05.5.2011

hmm. Just looking at the engine used in this car. You can’t blame me if I doubt the reliability of this car. Although, this thing isn’t new to me. I guess its not the best option for fuel. And I think they should make the car smaller so that the fuel used could support the car.

  (528) posted on 03.1.2011

impressive kia motors has release a 3 variants of soul.. well to be honest i really like the design they made on the soul..

  (337) posted on 03.1.2011

Kia Soul is their new money maker.. the soul is the collaboration of Car, SUV and Wagon. with this reasons. there is no doubt that this hamster looking car will sold perfectly on the market.

  (399) posted on 02.28.2011

I’ve noticed that chrome pieces not only get hot, they also reflect the sun, which can be annoying when the dash is hard to read because of the chrome-trimmed gauges.

  (402) posted on 02.28.2011

I really like the Flex. With the DIT V6 I’m sure I’d like it even better. However, I’ve always eyed the Mazda CX-9 because it could haul the kids and steel feel good in the twists.

  (444) posted on 01.9.2011

It would also give Mazdaspeed 3 a run for it’s money, with the AWD availability, especially if they build it as an option for all three Forte body-styles.

  (427) posted on 01.9.2011

I am beginning to see a fair amount of these Kia Souls out on the road, looks like they are going to be popular.

  (417) posted on 12.2.2010

Kia race these in the Continental Tire Series in the U.S. This is basically a road going concept of the race car. Thinking of buying a Koup when its upgraded in January, they’re not a bad little car i reckon.

  (831) posted on 11.17.2010

It would probably get better mileage with that motor too.

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