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Kia Canada Dealers Pick up and Drive Away the all new 2010 Soul

      MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc., a maker of quality vehicles for the young at heart, today invited its central Ontario dealers to its headquarters to receive and drive away the first of many new 2010 Soul vehicles. After receiving a short presentation outlining marketing and product information, keys to 31 eagerly awaited Souls were presented to each dealer for an enthusiastic drive to their respective dealerships.     "Because of the overwhelming response to the new Soul, our dealers are very excited to get the new Soul on their showroom floors," said Maria Soklis, Senior Director of Operations. "Today's drive away was a fun way of engaging our dealers in our Soul launch, and further builds their enthusiasm for a vehicle that is certain to elevate our portfolio and brand perception."     Kia Canada's dealers are confident that the new Soul's innovative design, coupled with competitive pricing and nicely equipped packaging will draw new customers into dealer showrooms. The Soul's all-new design has generated much interest from the press and public since its first appearance as a concept in 2006 and now as a production vehicle. The production vehicle's shape and design differ little from the original concept, and has been called one of the freshest automotive designs of the last ten years by the automotive press.     With a base price of $15,495, the stylish new Soul comes well equipped with many standard features. The base Soul comes with a 1.6 litre four cylinder engine producing 122 horsepower, with fuel economy rating of 6.3 litres/100km Highway and 7.7 litres/100 km City with its manual transmission, six airbags, power locks, windows and mirrors, heated seats and more. A short "grade walk" up to the Soul 2.0 2u brings upgrades including a 2.0 litre four cylinder generating 142 horsepower, and a fuel economy of 6.5 litres/100km Highway and 8.6 litres/100km City with a manual transmission. Standard features on the Soul 2.0 2u include 16 inch alloy wheels, four wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock brakes (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), roof rails, cruise control, air conditioning and much more for $17,995. Full pricing and features can be found at      Kia Canada Inc. ( - is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea. Founded in Canada in 1999, Kia Canada Inc. sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Rondo and Spectra through a network of 155 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 134 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada.     

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