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It’s the Soul of urban crossovers

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It’s the Soul of urban crossovers

The 2013 Soul, Kia’s urban crossover, is on display at Kia Country, 1515 N. Main Street, Manteca.

VINCE REMBULAT/The Bulletin


POSTED February 20, 2013 4:45 p.m.

The 2013 Soul is still the same urban crossover suitable for any lifestyle.

After undergoing a thorough makeover in 2012, the folks at Kia Motors made a few subtle changes on this year’s model.

Bluetooth wireless cell-phone link is standard on all models, according to Kia Country salesman Hasib M.

He pointed to the steering-wheel-mount controls for the sound system, cruise control, and the power-folding side mirrors as also being standard.

The Soul now features grille surround finished in dark chrome and, under the hood, is a 1.6-liter, Gasoline Direct Injection four-cylinder engine – capable of 138 horsepower – six-speed automatic transmission, and electric power steering.

In terms of fuel efficiency, this 2013 Kia gets an estimated 25 miles per gallon, city, and 30 mpg, highway.

Among the safety features are dual front advanced airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, three-point seatbelts for all positions, front active headrests, anti-lock brake system, traction control system, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, and hill start assist control.

Inside this vehicle with privacy glass is air conditioning, power windows and door locks, AM/FM/CD/ MP3 audio system, free Sirius satellite radio for three months, USB and auxiliary input jacks, and remote keyless entry, to name a few.

Hasib indicated that the roominess inside the Soul is what sets it apart from other vehicles of its kind.

“It has a lot more leg room and a lot more cargo space,” he said.

The Soul’s cargo space, Hasib added, is ideal for that active person on the go.

Kia Country is located at 1515 N. Main St., Manteca.

For more information, call 209-239-6203 or log on to www.kiacountry.com.

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