2014 Kia Soul prices and specs revealed

* New Kia Soul prices and specs revealed * Five trim levels, more premium features * On sale April, priced from around £12,600 to £20,000...

2014 Kia Soul prices and specs revealed

The new Kia Soul goes on sale in the UK in April, and Kia has just released some price and trim details for the range.

This all-new model is based on the underpinnings from the Kia Cee'd, and is available as a 1.6-litre petrol or 1.6- turbocharged diesel. It will come in five trim levels. Prices are yet to be confirmed, should start from around £12,600.

Entry-level Start trim will be petrol-only, and feature 16-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning and DAB radio. Connect trim will come on both petrol and diesel cars and add 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a reversing camera.

Next up is Connect Plus, which is expected to be the best seller, accounting for 38% of sales. It gets sat-nav, an upgraded audio system and climate control, and will cost from around £16,000. 

Mixx models add bigger 18-inch alloys and exterior upgrades, while range-topping Maxx, which will cost from around £20,000, adds a panormic roof, leather seats and keyless entry. 

Based on the rest of Kia's range, diesel models are expected cost around £900 more than the petrol models. Kia's six-speed automatic gearbox - available with both engines - will cost an extra £1200.