2006 Kia Soul Concept
9 January-Kia Motors America (K.M.A) today unveiled the all-new Soul concept car during a press conference at the North American International Auto Show (N.A.I.A.S) in Detroit. The Kia Soul concept is a crossover utility vehicle (C.U.T) with a sporty, bold look that builds on design cues from the Kia Mesa concept vehicle introduced at the 2005 N.A.I.A.S.
A wrap-around windscreen, muscular wheel arches, stylish front headlamps and a sloped roofline help convey Soul’s athletic appearance. The front section of the panoramic roof slides backward and fits over of the rear section allowing for open-air driving with unobstructed views for both front and rear passengers.
The front-drive Soul is powered by a 2.0L, inline four-cylinder petrol engine. The powerplant is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capability and adaptive cruise control for active driver control and convenience.