Yes, it’s a new Kia Soul special edition! This one’s called the Searcher and it’s the new addition to the Soul ‘Originals’ line-up including Burner, Shaker, Tempest and Echo. And like all the other models, the Soul Searcher comes with special visual features and extra equipments.
As for the looks, the Searcher features light green metallic paintwork, a high quality cream and brown full leather interior, chrome front grille, chrome door handles, roof rails, black bezel headlights, front and rear mud flaps as well as 18-inch silver alloy wheels.
These special edition Souls always deliver high level of standard equipments and this one includes reversing sensors, front fog lights, electric folding door mirrors and privacy glass whilst inside offers a bespoke brown and cream full leather upholstery, offset by a cream and black dashboard.
It also gets dual auto air conditioning and heated front seats, whilst an upgraded 8 speaker sound system (with subwoofer and external amplifier), Bluetooth and iPod connectivity as well as tilt and telescopic steering wheel with cruise control and steering wheel mounted audio controls means that everything is available at close hand.
The Kia Soul Searcher is powered by the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine and is available in either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. It will go on sale from the 4th January 2011 starting at £16,965 OTR for the manual and £18,025 for the automatic (including VAT at the new 20% rate).