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  1. 2016 Kia Soul Diesel released in Korea (Called the Monster Diesel)

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Looks interesting. 2016 Kia Soul Monster Diesel Launched in Korea: 136 HP and Twin-Clutch Gearbox - Video - autoevolution
  2. 7-speed DCT in Korea

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Kia has launched the 2016 Soul in Korea. Major news is that it has been fitted with Kia's new 7-speed DCT!! Too bad only diesel-powered model benefits from improved tranny!! Source: Kia Launches 2016 Soul With 7-Speed DCT In Korea | Kia News Blog
  3. Love Kia? You can win a trip for 2 to Korea and visit HQ!

    Hey guys, a little off topic, but wanted to share this cool contest with Kia lovers. Superfan Contest 2014| Kia Canada Kia Superfan Contest 2014. Win a trip for two to Korea. Particiapte now!! :fat::sneakiness:
  4. South Korea plans another SUV for the US. SsangYong

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Looks like they took styling cues from the Soul SsangYong has been waiting to determine the right product and time to set foot in North America. From company insiders who disclosed information to Autocar...
  5. Pope Francis Squeezes Into a Kia (SOUL) for South Korea Visit

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Pope Francis Squeezes Into a Kia for South Korea Visit - ABC News I wonder why the didn't get him a white one :) There is already a thread going on this: need to do a search before you post - moderator merge the...
  6. North korea

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    With the North closing the Kaesong Industrial Complex how will this effect Kia/Hyundai ?
  7. What's going to happen if North Korea attacks South Korea?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I mean for parts and new cars? I know KIA has some factories in the USA, but according to ABC News, only 3% of the Kia Soul is American made: Made in America: How Much of Your Car is American Made? - ABC News So if North Korea attacks, what do you think will happen to the parts market and/or...
  8. Is There a Kia Magazine in Korea?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Just wondering.. With the amount of Kias/Hyundais in Korea, do they have a magazine dedicated to them there? I mean, in the US we have multiple enthusiast magazines for every domestic maker - sometimes multiple magazines for a particular model. Is there a similar culture in Asia? I've seen a lot...
  9. New Bumper Protector from Korea

    Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    Hi Guys! Just found something new on Kia OEM Superstore website-- a Kia Soul Rear Bumper Protector with Logo (Rubber Step Pad) Supposed to be thicker than the current applique'. Picture is below. OEM 2010 2011 2012 2013 Kia Soul Rubber Rear Bumper Protector Step Pad In their words: "Genuine...
  10. Doesn't Hyundai Motor Own KIA? Tentative deal with union in South Korea reached

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Someone said they were interested in this when Hyundai Motor's workers went on strike in early Summer. It may have been a contributor to Kia Soul shortages. Workers vote on TA this Monday. "Hyundai Motor on Thursday [NOTE: that's Wednesday to us in North America] reached a tentative wage...
  11. 2013 Soul needs new steering column at only 300 miles - ESC/power steering failure

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I purchased a 2013 Kia Soul in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After owning and driving it for 6 days, reaching only 300 miles, the power steering failed, and the ESC and steering wheel indicators on the dash illuminated. Took it into the dealer, where they say the steering column needs to be...
  12. korean owner

    Owners Photo Gallery
    Hello Nice to meet you My name is obscura I'm korean my car was shipped in March 2010 my blog address
  13. Strike last Friday at KIA factory in Korea

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I just heard on a podcast about global economic news that there was a 4 hour strike last Friday 7/13 at the KIA factory in Korea when 45,000 workers walked off the job. KIA & other auto factories owned by the same companies have been in talks with workers over wages and other working conditions...
  14. Rear bumper protector from Korea installed today

    Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    It took about two weeks to arrive but I like this rubber rear bumper protector I got on eBay from Korea. The ones I've seen at the dealer are thin and your paint color shows through a cut out logo. This one is thick rubber with a embossed SOUL logo and offers more protection. Stuck it on today. :)
  15. And more korea soul 2012...nice...

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Very clean, great face, a interior shot with new center stack screen and door mirrors w/ signals are folded in. Enjoy.
  16. 2012 Soul -Starting it hit the streets in Korea.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Here is a link to the 2012 Korean Spec Soul with some pretty good pic's of the actual vehicle. Which is good. as I was getting tired of looking at the Brown ones posted from KIA Media. All of the interior shots are from a Plus model. They have some external pic's of the Exclaim/Sport but no...
  17. Options available in Korea

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    I have found many items that are available in Korea but not in the U.S. This seems a little unfair as some are really nice options. Does anyone else feel that the Korean options should be available to all Soul owners? I for one am looking for the portable navigation trim that is the entire...
  18. Using hamsters and rap, Korea's Kia draws drivers

    Kia Soul News
    Hey all, Here's a link to an article that appeared in the SFGate, which is part of the San Franciso Chronicle. I make reference to the article as I was quoted in it from an interview I did online with the writer. You can check it out here...
  19. Looking to buy Kia Soul in Korea

    For sale / Trade / Wanted
    Hi, I really want to buy a Kia Soul. I will be living in South Korea for the next 3 years, but I really need an American Spec version so when i go back to the states I can use it. Is there a place know in Korea that sells American Spec Kia Souls? Thank you
  20. 2011 new Soul photos from Korea

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hey guys, this happens to be my first thread here. I just thought that this might give you guys some ideas what a new 2011 soul looks like, inside and outside. These are from one of the Soul forums in Korea.(