The Kia Soul is a compact car designed at Kia's design center in California, unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, manufactured in South Korea and marketed globally beginning with model year 2010. The Soul uses Kia's corporate grille, known as the Tiger Nose, as designed by Kia's design chief, Peter Schreyer. The interior features two semi-bucket seats in the front. In the rear there are flat-folding seats that can be moved in order to increase storage space. The Kia Soul is sold with a six-speaker stereo system that includes a CD player, a USB port for iPod connection, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Additional features available for upgrade include additional speakers, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Bluetooth for hands-free connectivity. Designed to introduce an emotional appeal into the Kia range, the car can be specified with a number of design options and is available in several themed special editions.
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