What is that? Kia's remake from CUV which launched the hamster dancing Kia.
Why is that important? Anything that can bring a hamster who dances back has proven its value. More importantly, Soul is the Kia version that pierces the traditionalist automotive styling in the eye. So, even though it drives a completely new platform and even though the edges have been slightly rounded, the Soul can still see for itself.
From a practical point of view, there is a new 2.0 liter four-liter under the hood, with 147 horsepower and mated to a "smart" CVT. More importantly for the millennial generation Kia is targeting the Soul, there is a offered 640 watt Harmon Kardon audio system and a lighting system that offers 11 different "atmosphere" – I would consider lighting "party time" to be a tea-total version. And because a millennial set likes touch screens, there's a 10.25-in HD version on the Soul complete with separate screen functions, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay offered and you can now connect two Bluetooth devices.
When did it come? Kia has not yet determined the price, specifications and availability of Canada.
Should I buy it? If you are young – or only young at heart – the Soul is an attractive offer, all the fun and games in and the style of poking out of the eye. If it interests you, you must shop for the Soul.