A Virginia teenager driving his mother’s Kia Soul in July saw smoke and pulled over. He said the “whole car went up in flames” in about five minutes, burning to a shell of its former self. Hundreds of others reported similar, prompting an advocacy group to demand Hyundai and Kia recall 2.9 million vehicles.
Concern about the risk for Hyundai and Kia vehicles to catch fire has spread recently, with no official recall yet. One Virginia woman wants to hurry that process along, since she said she’s still on the hook for payments on her 2012 Kia Soul that burned to a skeleton of its former self earlier this month.
Kia Motors announced a second recall in the U.S. for more than 340,000 Souls, after it was discovered an initial repair for a steering defect may not have fixed the issue.
The 2017 Kia Soul is a compact family car before it’s anything else. But with 201 horsepower, a legit dual-clutch seven-speed transmission and red accents all over it, the Turbo “!” trim sneakily tries to say it’s sport compact car. So we let it stretch its stubby legs in the California canyons to see how it’d hang.
Kia’s treating its SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) concept cars as a chance to do some healthy pretending. Specifically, Kia is pretending that it can build fully-autonomous cars. The result is actually quite interesting, especially in the case of this Soul concept. Kia gets the basic key to…
Kia is using the phrases "capable electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD)" and "bold off-roader" to describe the concept they're bringing to the Chicago Auto Show on February 12. Looks a little like a lifted Soul... which could actually be awesome.
It's one of the greatest conundrums facing an automaker today: Should a hamster hawking a B-segment Korean sedan be fit or fat?
Here's the updated Kia Soul before it's debut later this morning. We're not supposed to see it, but hey, it's looking pretty nice.
Michelle Wie returns to shill for the Kia Soul, making old farts look like they're obsolete. Last time she shamed some golfers, now she's putting the hurt on the gun-toting aristocracy.
It's uncommon for a concept to transcend its sketches, but the Kia Track'ster Concept is that rare vehicle. Based on the Kia Soul, this hot hatch ticks all our boxes with all-wheel-drive, a six-speed transmission, and a 250-hp turbocharged four-banger underhood. If you build it, we will come.
And for the baller who's equally concerned with his carbon footprint as with the spacial profile of his ride, there's Kia's new KV7 concept. Could an extended Soul be the next dramatica from Hyundai's style section?
Golfer Michelle Wie and Kia swing at the establishment with this new commercial for the Soul. Wie looks great, the Kid Sister remix is jarring compared to the vocal-less indie music rehash. But does this make Wie a hamster?
The concept sounds kinda stupid, but these hip-hopping hamsters hocking for the Kia Soul are actually pretty entertaining. Catchy tune, smooth animation and a hearty ribbing of the competition's boring appliances helps. Wait, what does that make the Soul?
April Fools Day is our absolute least favorite time of the year because everyone thinks they're hilarious half-rate comedians, Kia included.