Kia Soul and more for Frankfurt Show

Kia Soul and more for Frankfurt Show

Aug 20, 2013

Kia Soul and more for Frankfurt Show

What's the news?
Kia plans to unveil its all-new Soul model at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. In addition, an urban B-segment concept and upgraded Optima are also set to make their world debuts at the show.

All-new Kia Soul
Kia's new funky city car bares a very strong resemblance to the model it replaces. The refreshed design is a lot smoother than the outgoing model however, inspired by the superb-looking Track'ster concept launched last year. As yet we know very little about the new model; with more information expected to be announced at the car's official unveiling.

B-segment urban concept
To be honest, we're rather looking forward to seeing this one. The teaser shot that was released earlier in the month suggests a rather sporty-looking model; and with Kia's recent history of churning out good looking cars, this one should hopefully be a corker as well. Kia says that the basis for this concept was to give compact car drivers more options and choice when making their purchase; and has been developed with European tastes in mind. Sounds good to us.

Improved Optima
Kia has upgraded the Optima for the new model year. A visual refresh has been made throughout including a new front fog lamp design, revised rear light clusters and the introduction of new alloy wheels. Refinement has also been improved thanks to better sound proofing and stronger alloys; reducing road noise by around 3.3dB. New infotainment options, better safety features and a higher quality finish were also on the agenda; as was engine efficiency. Tweaks under the bonnet bring CO2 levels down to 128g/km.

Anything else?
More information about all these cars will be available during and after Kia's press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The 2013 IAA runs from 10th-24th September.

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