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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.

Kia Soul turbo specsThe 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.

3 thoughts on “Kia Soul 1,6L T-GDI Turbo Specifications Detailed

  1. The last I had read, this model was not coming to North America. We will be super excited at the dealership if it does. The Soul has always been a reliable, inexpensive, FUN crossover, but it definitely could use some more power.

  2. John it will be coming to N/A, in Canada it will be available on the SX model as a late availability. It will have the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with this engine. There will be two versions SX Turbo and SX Turbo Tech.
    The US have yet to release their details on the 2017 Soul.

  3. I have always imagined the kia Soul having a model that was stretched a bit in the back to include another row. keep the updated power and luxury feel but add a small extra row in the back with the same hatchback details. It would most def be great for a family and still have the style and design that is so specific to the kia soul. I have had 3 and I don’t imagine changing to any other type of vehicle any time soon. I see these dads driving the family minivan and they have their comfort and luxury but I think the kia Soul could have that same vibe if it was stretched to have a 3rd row. There is enough space already for someone well over 6 feet to practically lay down in the front seat, so with the extra power and the extra length, it could definitely manage another row of weight in the back. and still have a great truck space. Like the Mini Cooper Clubman…..Only Much Better!!

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