(Toronto, ON) December 2, 2014 – Kia Canada was presented an Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Car of the Year category award. The all-new 2015 Kia Soul EV Urban Hatchback was announced winner of the “Best New City Car” award by AJAC.
The Soul EV faced tough competition throughout AJAC’s week-long comprehensive testing period, known as TestFest, which occurred in October in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
“Kia Canada is elated with the category win of the all-new 2015 Kia Soul EV during AJAC’s comprehensive testing program in its respective category”, said Maria Soklis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kia Canada Inc. “This recognition is a testament to Kia’s ongoing commitment to provide environmentally friendly automotive solutions to consumers without compromising on design or comfort.”
This prestigious award automatically qualifies the all-new 2015 Kia Soul EV for consideration as the 2015 AJAC ‘Canadian Car of the Year’ title, which will be awarded on February 12th 2015, at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
The Kia Soul is a trendy five-door “urban crossover vehicle” based on the Kia Rio. The styling, standard equipment, value price, and overall usefulness, all contribute to make the Soul very appealing, especially to the youth market.
There are three variations of Soul’s to choose from: Base Soul, Soul +, and Soul !. The Base front-wheel drive, five-passenger Soul is powered by a 130-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with power being delivered through a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission. All the other trims are powered by a 164-hp 2.0-liter four cylinder engine attached to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features on all models include electronic stability control, traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, brake assist, six airbags, active front head restraints, and hill assist control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
For 2014 the Kia Soul has been redesigned throughout, now built on a new platform for reduced noise, vibration, and harshness. The 2.0-liter engine now has gasoline direct injection. Power driver seat, heated and ventilated front seat, cooling glove box, and a panoramic sunroof, are now available features.
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