7-seat Kia Soul variant to be unveiled at PIMS 2016

08/09/2016 - 15:08 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Three-row version developed for Philippines.

Kia recently gave the Kia Soul a facelift, but it has more plans for the sub-compact crossover. Multiple Philippine publications are reporting that the company has a three-row version of the Kia Soul on the cards for the archipelago.

Kia Soul 7-seat teaser
It remains to be seen if the 7-seat Kia Soul will be exclusive to Philippines or launch in other markets.

According to a report from CarGuide, Kia will debut the three-row Kia Soul at the PIMS 2016 (Philippine International Motor Show 2016) that will run through 14-18 September. Kia currently offers the Soul only in two-row version globally, and Philippines will be the first market to get a three-row version.

The three-row Kia Soul will be powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine that produces 136 PS (134.09 hp) and 300 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The currently offered 1.6-litre diesel engine in the Kia Soul develops 128 PS (126.20 hp) and 26.5 kg.m (259.88 Nm) of torque.

2017 Kia Soul (facelift) front three quarters
The 7-seat Kia Soul will be powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine.

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The Philippines-spec Kia Soul measures 4,140 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width and 1,600 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,570 mm. Kia hasn't revealed interior shots of the three-row version, and thus it remains to be seen how Hyundai's sister brand manages to accommodate extra seats on its crossover.

[Source: CarGuide]

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