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Kia adds Soul ‘Urban’ to range

Kia has launched a new Soul ‘Urban’ special edition model.

The new addition offers ‘desirable equipment levels, attractive styling and excellent value’. Starting at £15,500 OTR, the Soul Urban is offered with one trim level and three engine and gearbox options. Starting with two 6-speed manual gearbox versions, one with the 1.6 GDi petrol and the other Kia’s 1.6 CRDi diesel engine, an automatic version of the diesel version is also available when twinned with Kia’s new 7-speed auto DCT gearbox.

The Soul Urban fits in the range between the ‘Connect’ and ‘Connect Plus’ models, offering features which aligns it closer to more premium trim levels such as the Mixx and range topping Maxx, says Kia.

The exterior styling features an ‘SUV pack’ alongside black high gloss bumpers and rear and side sills, teamed with chrome inserts. Also added to the Urban trim are electric folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicators, LED rear combination and high level brake lights alongside front daytime running lights and privacy glass. Rear parking sensors also come as standard.

Available in a choice of one solid and three metallic paint exterior colours - Clear White (solid), Caribbean Blue, Inferno Red and Quartz Black - all models run on the 17” alloy wheels seen on the Connect and Connect Plus models. In addition, ‘Urban’ badging has been added in chromed letters.

On the inside, black woven seats with yellow trim can be found alongside soft touch materials and black high gloss trim, giving a 'contemporary feel'. Also included is an AM/FM radio with DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB port and auxiliary socket.

On sale now, prices for the new Kia Soul Urban starts at £15,500 for the 1.6 GDi 130bhp 6-speed manual rising to £18,595 1.6 CRDi 134bhp 7-speed DCT.