Salazar Kia in Avondale is Now Offering the More Powerful and Fuel Efficient 2012 Kia Soul

The 2012 Kia Soul, which has undergone a mid-cycle refresh to improve power and fuel efficiency, is now available at Salazar Kia in Avondale.

Online PR News – 31-August-2011 – – Salazar Kia is excited to announce that the refreshed 2012 Kia Soul is now available at their Avondale, AZ Kia dealership. Following a big year of awards and record sales, the new Soul now offers more power, improved style, and better fuel economy.

The 2012 Kia Soul offers two new direct-injection engines. The base engine is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 135 horsepower and 121 pound-feet of torque. The second engine, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, is a little more powerful. This engine, standard on the Soul+ and Soul!, outputs 160 horsepower and 143 pounds-feet of torque.

In addition to the added power, the direct-injection engines also improve upon the Soul’s previous fuel economy, giving the 2012 model an EPA-estimated rating of 28 MPG city/34 MPG highway for the base engine, and 27 MPG city/33 MPG highway for the 2.0-liter I4.

The Soul’s mid-cycle refresh also includes a style update. The Soul has received new projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, a re-sculpted hood, and redesigned front and rear bumpers. Two new exterior colors, Canyon and Moss, are also available. Inside the 2012 Soul, an Infinity premium audio system, rainbow speaker lights, and Kia’s UVO infotainment center have been added as well. A new premium package adds heated front seats, navigation, automatic climate control, and push-button start.

To learn more about the 2012 Kia Soul and to check out new Soul inventory, visit Salazar Kia online at Follow Salazar Kia on Facebook at for the latest news and updates.

About Salazar Kia:

Salazar Kia, located in Avondale, AZ, strives to satisfy customers by being the best Kia dealer in Arizona. Carrying a full line of new Kia cars and SUVs, Salazar Kia offers the best selection when it comes to purchasing a vehicle. The exceptional service department at Salazar Kia is prepared to assist with repairs and maintenance, while the parts department offers one-stop shopping on a full selection of Kia parts and accessories. Visit Salazar Kia online at