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Head to Head: 2016 Nissan Juke vs. 2016 FIAT 500X

In today’s oversaturated crossover and sports utility vehicle market, it can be difficult to choose from the masses. However, the 2016 Nissan Juke and FIAT 500X are good places to start. Both of these small CUVs offer plenty of style and great practicality with a starting MSRP around $20,000* ($20,250 MSRP for the Nissan Juke S* and $20,000 MSRP for the FIAT 500X Pop*). It may be difficult to figure out which hatchback CUV you’d like with the market full of spunky little 5-doors, such as the Honda CR-V, Hyundai…

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Kia Trailster Concept Automotive News 

Kia Trailster Concept studies all-wheel-drive Soul

At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia unveiled its new Trail’ster e-AWD concept – a study that looks into the urban city driver with the need for outdoor adventure and all-wheel-drive. “The Trail’ster concept is a near-future look at how the production Kia Soul would logically evolve into an AWD-capable version that’s built to escape the city streets and roam into the mountain wilderness,” said Tom Kearns, chief designer, Kia Design Center of America (KDCA). “It takes the go-anywhere capability of an SUV and reimagines it within a compact and…

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Official: The 2015 Kia Soul gets updated for the new model year

Kia announced some updates for the 2015 Soul, which receives some updates for the new model year. The Kia Soul was already redesigned for the 2014 year and the new model year rings in just some minor tweaks to make sure the model stays extra competitive. Improvements include a new UVO1 eServices Package with a variety of tools for road-side assistance, mainly aimed at first-time young drivers. It’s available on the base Soul. On the more equipped Plus and Exclaim models, the UVO1 eServices Package comes standard, offering traffic and weather…

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2014 Kia Soul Plus Test Drive Automotive News Test Drive Reviews 

2014 Kia Soul Plus Test Drive

In the global automotive smorgasbord, the box-on-wheels plate has been served several times with varied results. The original Mini of 1959 was both a runaway sales and critical success. Volkswagen’s original Golf (“Rabbit” in the US when launched in 1975) again redefined the small boxy car. The basic American van — be it a service vehicle, a tradesman’s rolling workshop or even a poodle-grooming mobile pet salon — has gone essentially unchanged in its refrigerator form for decades and still works. The latest box-craze vehicles like Kia’s Soul and its…

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2014 Kia Soul 3 Automotive News 

2013 New York: 2014 Kia Soul stays special, gets a little better

For the 2014 Kia Soul, the Korean automaker is going with the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ philosophy. The 2014 Kia Soul made its debut at the 2013 New York Auto show today with a somewhat subtle refresh to its front and rear fascia. Nonetheless, there are a bunch of new touches in terms of standard and optional features. “When the first Soul was introduced in 2009, everyone at Kia believed we had a hit on our hands, but we didn’t realize how big that hit was going…

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