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Kia Soluto is all about being economical

July 16, 2023 / 0 Comments / 1899 / ATL News, Kia

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The Kia Soluto is a subcompact sedan that offers a lot of value for money. It is a domestic car in the truest sense as it is built on practicality and efficiency.

The exterior design is modern, with a distinctive tiger-nose grille, LED daytime running lights, and 14-inch alloy wheels.

The body has some character lines and even non-functional air vents to give it a sleek appearance. Something that I immediately liked is the mechanism thatu allows the trunk to rise on its own when opened. This is extremely convenient, especially when your hands are occupied. It also comes with a spare tyre, which is very uncommon for new cars, even the luxury ones.

The Soluto is available in six colours: Clear White, Titanium Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Blue Stream, Mars Orange, and Gravity Blue.

The interior of the Kia Soluto is adequate and comfortable, with ample headroom and legroom that is okay for medium-height persons. For the most part, it is both simplistic and functional, nothing too exorbitant, and at the same time, it can get everything done. Controls for the window are unconventionally placed on the centre console and not on the door panels. Below this is a USB port, a 12V socket, and an AUX port. The seats are upholstered in fabric and have side bolsters that will keep the driver in place. As for the dial cluster, it is simple and intuitive, with a 3.8-inch LCD that displays important information such as fuel range, fuel level, and engine temperature. The Soluto also has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The audio system consists of four speakers and two tweeters that deliver a moderate sound.

The ride and handling of the Kia Soluto is smooth and stable, thanks to its MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension. The steering is light and responsive, making it easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces and traffic due to its turning radius of 5.2 metre. The braking system is composed of disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear, with an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) for enhanced safety.

The engine performance of the Kia Soluto is impressive for its class, with a 1.4-liter dual-CVVT gasolene engine that produces 95 horsepower and 132 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission and power comes in at about 3500rpm. The Soluto has a fuel consumption rating of 15.4 km/L for the manual transmission and 14.8 km/L for the automatic transmission, which is quite economical for a sedan.

The Kia Soluto is a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable, practical, and affordable subcompact sedan. It has a stylish exterior design, a spacious and comfortable interior, and a decent audio system. Where driving is concerned, it handles smoothly and has an efficient engine performance.

Price of tested model:$3.795m

Engine: 1.4-litre engine

Horsepower: 95

Transmission: FWD

Fuel tank: 43 litre

Gas consumption: 7.7 l/ 100 km

Body Type: compact sedan

Competition: Toyota Yaris, Honda City, Mitsubishi Mirage

Vehicle courtesy of ATL Tiger Motors. For more information, interested persons can visit www.kia-jamaica.com or call 888-ATL-AUTO (285-2886).

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January 18, 2023 / 0 Comments / 2366 / ATL News, Awards, Kia

This is the second consecutive year that Kia has taken home a win at the TopGear.com awards; last year, the newly launched EV6 won the ‘Crossover of the Year’ category.

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Kia named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at 2022 TopGear.com Awards

November 30, 2022 / 0 Comments / 1599 / ATL News, Awards, Kia, New Models

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August 21, 2022 / 0 Comments / 1672 / ATL News, Auto Reviews, Kia

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May 27, 2022 / 2 Comments / 2437 / ATL News, Kia, New Models

Jamaica’s fastest growing automotive brand, Kia, is further adding to their model line-up with the launch of the all-new 2023 Kia Carens.

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Kia Sweep 2022 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ and TOP SAFETY PICK Awards

May 13, 2022 / 0 Comments / 753 / ATL News, Awards, Kia

Kia Corp. has earned TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) and TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) awards by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), further highlighting the automaker as the industry leader in safety.

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May 13, 2022 / 0 Comments / 1095 / ATL News, Awards, Kia

Kia Corporation is the top-ranked auto brand in J.D. Power’s 2022 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) taking the industry’s top brand rankings overall, including the top spot.

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Kia Carnival is growing in all the right areas

February 28, 2022 / 0 Comments / 1251 / ATL News, Kia

The Kia Carnival – Originally known in some regions as the Sedona, this is a minivan that has been on KIA’s sales lot since 1998.

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Kia Sonet – New Kid On The Block

March 5, 2021 / 0 Comments / 1889 / ATL News, Kia, New Models

Kia has responded with the 2021 Kia Sonet — its smallest SUV — sitting below the recently introduced Seltos, and joining brand stalwarts, Soul, Sportage and Sorento locally.

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Kia Seltos: Packed with brilliance

January 25, 2021 / 0 Comments / 1449 / ATL News, Kia

With the much-acclaimed Kia Stinger GT sedan under its belt, the brand has turned that sense of upmarket bravado to the rest of its model range starting with the 2021 Kia Seltos GT Line.

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