Kia Quietly Teases A New Soul Model
Case in point is Kia. In their latest ad featuring the Soul and the dancing hamsters (Kia would prefer you call them Hamstars), Kia drops some information on a new powertrain. Towards the end of the ad, Kia shows off the powertrains on offer; Gas, Electric, and Turbo. You might be wondering when Kia added a turbo option to the Soul. But it's when you see the 'Winter 2016' that you realize it's coming soon.
Rumors of Kia doing a turbocharged Soul have been flying around since Kia introduced the Track'ster concept back at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. This concept featured a turbocharged engine. What engine could Kia use for the Soul turbo? Car and Driver speculates it could be the turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder found under the hood of the Forte Koup and Forte5 hatchback. The turbo 1.6L produces 201 horsepower.
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