Thursday, May 21, 2015

One of the Cool Kids: Soul Lands on KBB Coolest Under $18K 2015 List

Versatility, Style among reasons why 2015 Soul earns place for fourth straight year

 The 2015 KIA Soul at Jim Butler KIA in Chesterfield Valley is known for its unique look and popularity, and the same Souls have earned a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s (KBB) annual Coolest New Car’s Under $18,000 List. This year marks the fourth consecutive year that the Soul has been named to KBB’s list.

The Soul urban hatchback has been quite a popular choice among compact SUV buyers, and the second generation KIA Soul’s place on the KBB’s Coolest of 2015 list backs up its numbers. SUV fans who perhaps don’t need a full-size vehicle can find what they need in a 2015 Soul.

It’s not just the sales numbers that back up the Soul’s awards. The 2015 KIA Soul’s style and versatility played a big role in the decision.

“Some cool vehicles aren’t very versatile, but the Kia Soul made our list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 just because it is so versatile,” Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s said. “On the road, the Soul’s funky, squared-off shape won’t be mistaken for anything else, and standing out is cool. At the same time, its collection of useful features and its interior versatility at a very affordable price add significantly to its overall cool quotient.”

Umbra Color Package enhances Soul’s “cool quotient”

The Soul’s highest trim level for 2015 features new options for both the interior and exterior. The Exclaim model is available with the Umber Color Package. Owners can choose between Fathom Blue or Cloud white for the exterior color as well as Gloss Black wheel inserts. For the interior, premium Nappa leather seating surfaces and door armrest accents give the KIA Soul Exclaim an extra cool touch.

Two different engines power the 2015 Soul’s three trim levels. The entry Base trim is powered by a GDI 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder GAMMA engine. This efficient engine produces up to 130-horsepower and up to 118 lb.-ft. of torque; it’s mated with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

The Plus and Exclaim trims find their power from the 2.0-L engine with up to 164 hp and torque of 151 lb.-ft. These two levels are exclusive with the automatic transmission.

The 2015 Soul is a capable, affordable, unique yet great choice for a family vehicle. Jim Butler KIA in Chesterfield Valley has a variety of 2015 Souls to choose from!

To learn more about the award-winning 2015 KIA Soul, call Jim Butler KIA today at 636-256-9600. As your St. Louis Kia dealer, we invite you to check out the Soul in-person at our Chesterfield dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights area, stop by our lot at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. Here at Jim Butler Kia, you can make your Soul purchase with confidence. We are located in Chesterfield, MO, and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights Kia dealer.

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