Kia Soul Hatchback 1.6T GDi DCT

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Kia Soul
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This engine is available only in the top-end Sport trim and with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. With 201bhp not only does it have a lot more zip than the 130bhp 1.6 petrol, but also better low-end grunt for easier progress when you just want to relax using the higher gears only. Don’t think of it as a hot-hatch rival though, because the handling is no better than the standard models, and the occasionally jerky seven-speed auto ‘box can be frustrating. Fuel consumption is pretty poor, too.

Engine size (cc)
Engine Power (bhp)
Engine Torque (lb ft)
Driven wheels
Gearbox
0-62mph
Top speed
Official MPG
Kerb weight
Insurance group
1591
201
196
F
SEMI-AUTO
7.5
122
40.9
1364
21D
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