2012 Kia Soul details released image

The newest model in Kia’s line-up, the Soul, with its modern design, more power, new technologies and improved fuel consumption, has been announced by the manufacturer’s North American Division.

The new Soul’s exterior design has been updated with changes of the front and rear fascia, like the new headlights, tail lights, side mirrors, fog lamps and LED accents. Massive rims couldn’t be left aside by the South Korean auto maker and 18 inch alloys have also been fitted.

The 2012 Kia Soul has standard equipment like the Microsoft voice-activated infotainment system with a 4.3 inch color touch screen, navigation with SiriusXM traffic, a rear camera display and a 350 W seven-speaker Infinity audio system.

According to the manufacturer, the 2012 Soul is powered by a 2.0 liter engine which delivers 164 horsepower and by a 1.6 liter unit with GDI technology developing 138 HP.

The Soul Sport model is no longer available and prices of the new Soul generation start at 13.900 US dollars, while the A/T version costs $15.700.