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Kia Soul 1,6L T-GDI Turbo Specifications Detailed
Kia Soul owners love their “hamster rides”, but a good number of them have been calling for a turbo version of the vehicle for a while, and now their wish is being granted.
The addition of a Soul turbo to the Kia line-up will hopefully help push the Soul sales in Europe, with the numbers well off the pace of those in North America.
Kia Soul 1,6L turbo engine specs
The 1.6L T-GDI turbo engine has been featured in a number of Kia vehicles, and is now headed to the Soul crossover.
The unit cranks out 201 horsepower, and goes from 0-62 mph in 7.8 seconds.
The top speed will come in at 124 mph, and fuel efficiency will be rated at around 34 mpg.
The highly-potent 1,6L turbo engine in the new Kia Soul will be mated to the automaker’s 7-speed DCT.
Kia Soul turbo brakes
With all that extra power delivered by the 1.6L turbo engine, it’s good to hear that there will be an option for larger front brakes, with 320mm brakes available instead of the standard 300mm.
Enhanced looks of the turbocharged Soul
There will be some distinction between the standard Soul and the 2017 Kia Soul Turbo model, with the latter featuring a bolder front bumper design and an air intake grille, as well as twin exhaust pipes and 18-inch alloy wheels as standard.
Unique badging and red highlights on the front bumper will also be visible.
Styling differences will carry over into the interior, with the new Kia Soul turbo model featuring black cloth with orange stitching, a D-shaped steering wheel, as well as a number of orange highlights throughout the cabin, all of which helps with the sporty styling of the car.
Kia Soul turbo launch date
The 1.6-liter Turbo Kia Soul will be available in Europe starting sometime in October, and will head to North America sometime soon after.