2014 Kia Soul Si: no sat nav for Kia’s single spec hamster mobile

Kia has introduced the second generation Soul tall-boy hatch to Australia in a single (Si) specification.


The new Kia Soul Si starts at $A23,990; replacing the standard 6-speed manual transmission with a 6-speed auto adds A$2,000 to the price, while premium paint add A$620 to the tally. Under the bonnet is a 2-litre petrol motor generating 113kW of power and 191Nm of torque for the front wheels. Combined fuel consumption is pegged at between 7.6 and 8.4L/100km in official testing.

Standard kit includes 17-inch alloys, space saver spare wheel, disc brakes all around, air conditioning, reversing sensors and camera, front fog lights, automatic headlights, and faux leather for the steering wheel, instrument panel, arm rests and gear knob.

The audio system has a 6-speaker layout, 4.3-inch touchscreen, auxiliary jack, USB port, Bluetooth for hands-free and music streaming, steering wheel audio controls, and on-board storage space for MP3 files.

Dimensions

Length: 4,140mm
Width: 1,800mm
Height: 1,619mm
Wheelbase: 2,570mm
Boot space (VDA): 238L (seats up); 878L (seats down)
Boot space (SAE): 532L (seats up); 1,402L (seats down)

Power

Engine description: 2-litre petrol
Power: 113kW
Torque: 191Nm

Fuel economy

Combined: 7.6L/100km (man); 8.4L/100km (auto)
City: 10.4L/100km (man); 11.6L/100km (auto)
Highway: 6L/100km (man); 6.5L/100km (auto)

CO2 emissions

Combined: 178g/km (man); 195g/km (auto)
City: 242g/km (man); 269g/km (auto)
Highway: 140g/km (man); 152g/km (auto)
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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]