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Kia Turbocharges 2017 Soul Exclaim with 40 Extra Horsepower

Kia Turbocharges 2017 Soul Exclaim with 40 Extra Horsepower

By Philly Murtha, November 10, 2016
This week, Kia, part of the Hyundai Group, took the wraps off a new Soul variant with a turbocharged engine that offers 40 more horses plus an extra 45 lb.-ft. of torque and better fuel economy. The 2017 Soul Exclaim will join Kia’s small MPV lineup of “funky urban runabouts” that it will exhibit at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Soul Exclaim should begin reaching dealer showrooms soon, according to most reports.

The 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim variant is equipped with a turbocharged, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower and achieves EPA-estimated average fuel economy of 28 mpg in combined city and highway driving. That’s 1 mpg more efficient than other Soul trim levels equipped with Base or Plus 1.6-liter engines that generate 130 horsepower and 161 horsepower, respectively. The new performance engine is partnered with a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that Kia reports is quicker and smoother to shift and also delivers better acceleration.

The new turbo 2017 Soul Exclaim also includes unique trim and sportier features, including 18-in. wheels, red accents on exterior body trim, chrome grille surround, specific Soul Exclaim tailgate badge, and dual chrome-tipped twin exhausts. Inside, the Exclaim boasts a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start/stop, and integrated smartphone connectivity.

Kia’s new Soul Exclaim also is available with a 315-watt Harman Kardon audiophile sound system, navigation, and 8-in. touch screen. Advanced safety systems offered as options include rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot detection.

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