• 2012 Kia Soul Michelle Wie "Hole-In-One" Edition by West Coast Customs

Kia’s burgeoning quirky reputation is about to be taken to a whole new level at the coming SEMA Auto Show next month after announcing that they’re bringing six "sports-themed" projects to the world’s biggest aftermarket auto event.

We sincerely hope that we don’t see any rapping hamsters and from what we’ve been told, there won’t be any. Instead, the Korean automaker will be fielding a couple of custom-modded 2012 Kia Souls inspired by some of the world’s best athletes, including golf star Michelle Wie and NBA dynamo Blake Griffin.

In the case of the hotshot golfer, Kia dressed up the Soul - with the help of West Coast Customs - using a funky "So Blue" exterior paint scheme, the same colorful artwork she uses on her golf bags. In addition to that, the
Soul also carries a new set of 20" five-spoke wheels that incorporate her original artwork. Inside, the modifications include the golfer’s artwork and personal logo also that have been integrated into the Soul’s "Snow White" leather headrests. There’s also a baby blue painted dash and pink headliner and seating accents, completing the interior’s whimsical look. There’s also an artificial glass flooring and at the back, you’ll find a 26" LED TV monitor mounted into the rear hatch with a Microsoft X-Box 360 console and Microsoft Kinect system to play golf out of the back of the vehicle. Two of Wie’s tournament-used golf bags are also mounted behind the TV, which conceals the car’s eight-inch speakers and subwoofer.

UPDATE: 11/01/11: This review has been updated with official photos from Kia

  • 2012 Kia Soul Michelle Wie "Hole-In-One" Edition by West Coast Customs
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  • Engine:
    2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    160 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    143 lb/ft of torque
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  (434) posted on 11.10.2011

The graphic design of this vehicle is too kiddy and it looks so cute on that! I also noticed that they matched also the interior of this one into its exterior, which impressed me a lot and good thing that it had a technology that kids would really love! smiley

  (830) posted on 10.24.2011

Oh! So cute! smiley I love its abstract design. It is so kiddy, and I bet kids will surely love this one, but I had a doubt on its engine. I don’t think that it is enough for it.

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