Kia Mixx & Maxx up the Soul range
The Kia Soul range has expanded with the arrival of the ‘Mixx’ and ‘Maxx’. These two highly specced newbies create an impressive presence on the road thanks to their 18 inch alloy wheels, urban styling pack and LED daytime running lights.
Standard equipment on both models includes a premium Infinitytm sound system, eight inch touchscreen satellite navigation, leather upholstery, heated front seats and automatic air-conditioning. The Mixx comes with contrasting body and roof colours, roof coloured door mirrors and a reversing camera. Additionally the Soul Maxx includes a smart key entry system with engine stop/start button, auto-dimming rear-view mirror,front and rear parking sensors and panoramic sunroof.
Kia’s research found that whilst customers want the looks, semi – elevated driving position and perceived safety advantages of a 4×4, they didn’t want the taxation and higher fuel costs that four-wheel drives entail. Thus the all-new Soul is stylish in design and takes on an SUV-like appearance but as all versions are front-wheel-drive take on none of the 4×4 expenses.
The Soul Mixx is available in 1.6 CRDi six-speed manual and automatic versions as well as a 1.6 GDi manual – with prices starting from £18,150. The Soul Maxx starts from £19,950 and is available in six-speed manual 1.6 GDi and 1.6 CRDi options.
Kia expect the 2014 second-generation version of the Kia Soul to take advantage of the boom in the compact crossover market, with global annual sales forecast to rise to more than 600,000 by 2015.