Friday, November 4, 2016

KIA Soul Named Active Lifestyle Vehicle Fifth Consecutive Year

Kia Motors America’s iconic Soul has been named a winner at the 13th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards for the fifth year in a row. As the only annual awards program where outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and automotive media come together to pick the winners of these awards, it is especially unique and quite an honor.

“Winning the Active Lifestyle Vehicle award for the fifth consecutive year is a clear indication that the Soul makes a great companion for urbanites who are constantly on the go,” stated Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA. “Its unique combination of style, fun-to-drive attitude, extensive feature content, and practicality make the Soul a crowd favorite, while the Cadenza’s upscale design, ample interior, and advanced convenience features make it a fierce competitor in the full-size sedan segment.”

With design characteristics that stand out, a premium interior and a long list of standard and optional amenities, it is no wonder the 2016 Kia Soul is one of KMA’s best-selling nameplates. The brand will be taking the Soul even further in the 2017 model year with the addition of a turbocharged engine option.

“Buyers with active lifestyles have always been value focused. They need vehicles with the versatility to haul their gear, but want to have money left over to afford the new bicycle, kayak or skis they’ve been lusting after,” said Nina Russin, founder of the Active Lifestyle Vehicle program. “The Kia Soul won the urban category for the fifth consecutive year because it’s a stylish, affordable vehicle with a spacious cargo area and small footprint that functions well in congested city centers.”

Interested in checking one out for yourself? Come give the 2016 Kia Soul a test drive at Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield, MO!