Kia officials have announced that a production version of the Soul’ster Concept might hit the production line and the model is currently waiting for the “green light”.
The South Korean based automaker has officially presented the Kia Soul’ster Concept during the 2009 Detroit Motor Show, and now the model is close to hitting the production line. According to the company’s officials, the Kia Soul’ster is waiting for the “green light”, and after the model has been welcomed by the 2009 Detroit Motor Show audience, the vehicle has all the chances to hit the showrooms in the nearby future.
In mid-2010, the Kia officials have announced that the model won’t see a production version, because the economy was way too unstable for this and the Soul’ster would have to be made on a new platform, which means increased production costs and investments into facilities. The Kia Soul’ster was coming with a soft-top retractable roof, two doors and five seats, and the model was equipped with a 1.6 liter petrol engine, developing a total output of 120 horsepower and a 1.6 liter diesel unit, with 124 horsepower. The United States and South Korea were supposed to be the first markets to get the new Soul’ster.