The second generation of the Kia Soul, in its European specification, has been officially unveiled, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, next month.
According to the South Korean based automaker, the brand new Kia Soule is actually based on the same platform as the new generation of the Kia Cee’d and it was unveiled back in March, during the 2013 New York Motor Show. The model in question is the European version of the Soul and it has been inspired by a Kia Track’ster concept, seen at the Chicago Motor Show, back in 2012.
The new Kia Soul is coming with the same underpinnings as the new Kia Cee’d generation and this means that the model is driving better and it has improved handling and suspension system, along with a 29 percent stiffer body shell. The 2014 Kia Soul is larger than the previous generation and the cargo area has also increased from 340 liters to 354 liters.
The engine lineup will include 1.6 liter petrol and diesel engines, which will be offered with a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The new Kia Soul will be officially presented to the public during the Frankfurt Motor Show, on the 10th of September, and it will go on sale in spring, 2014.