Kia Soul Shaker reintroduced, plus new top-spec Kia Picanto

Article Aidan Rennie-Jones
Jan 28, 2013

Kia Soul Shaker returns, alongside new Kia Picanto Fuchsia Blush and White.

The Kia Soul Shaker model has been reintroduced to the Soul range. The model was part of the 2009 Spirit of Fashion collection, which consisted of the Soul Shaker, the Soul Quantum and Soul Inferno editions.

The Soul Shaker is distinguished by its off-white Vanilla Shake paint finish for the exterior. Buyers can opt to have the car in metallic black paint as a no-cost option. Other exterior features include 18-inch wheels, and LED daytime running lights. Inside, the Soul Shaker features distinctive Houndstooth cloth upholstery, with beige trim on the doors. Standard equipment includes iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, an electric sunroof and reversing camera.

Two engine choices are available. The 138bhp 1.6-litre petrol model starts at £15,295, while the 126bhp 1.6-litre diesel starts at £16,990 for the manual gearbox-equipped model, or £17,795 for an automatic gearbox variant.

Kia has also introduced a new top-spec model to the three-door Picanto supermini range. The Kia Picanto White replaces the top-spec Halo and Equinox models, and features 15-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, automatic air-conditioning and rear parking sensors. An 84bhp 1.25-litre petrol engine powers the Picanto White. Prices start at £11,745 for a five-speed manual version, and £12,345 for the four-speed automatic.

Kia has also announced the addition of a bright pink paint colour for the Picanto five-door model. Called Fuchsia Blush, the new paint is available on the Picanto 2 and 3 specification levels, and costs an extra £445.

The Kia Soul Shaker, Kia Picanto White and new Fuchsia Blush models are all on sale now, and come with Kia’s fully transferable seven-year warranty.

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