Since its release in spring 2006, the Nissan Note has carved itself a position in the sphere as an appealing, dynamic alternative to the more mundane compact family vehicles that populate the shopping lists of vehicle consumers.
With a lower roofline and more squared off, purposeful look than many of its competitors, buyers appreciate its vast dashboard room that appears surprising considering its compact look dimensions, and its enjoyable handling which isn't compromised by the high roofline of conventional compact family vehicles.
To maintain its place as one of the most high-tech, space-efficient and well-known, accessible compact vehicles on the sphere, a wide range of changes and enhancments have been made to Nissan Note.
The most obvious changes can be found to the look layout, where the front end benefits from a completely new layout of grille, bumper and headlight, lending the Nissan Note a more luxury and sleek look.
Kia Motors America (KMA) celebrates the world premiers of the all-new 2012 Kia Rio sub-compact sedan and the comprehensively updated 2012 Kia Soul at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.
The offering that began Kia Motors' design-led transformation returns to New York with a fresh and revised exterior, more performance, and the same funky demeanor that buyers all around the world have come to love from this compact crossover. The hugely successful Kia Soul is fine-tuned for 2012 with a significant number of technology and powertrain improvements to deliver more performance and enhanced fuel economy.
After just two model years, we've given the 2012 Kia Soul significant enhancments in performance, style and fuel efficiency, making this iconic car the ideal suite for buyers looking for something a little outside the box, explained Kia's Michael Sprague. The Kia Soul has always stood out from the crowd and is responsible for bringing new buyers to the Kia make and positioning the company for a series of record-breaking successes. With gas prices on the rise, this refresh adds even more style and fun-to-drive performance, while also improving fuel efficiency by 10 percent.
The 2012 Kia Soul will amplify the fun-to-drive factor with significant horsepower increases, new six-speed transmissions and the ability to deliver up to 34 miles per gallon on the highway. A new 1. 6-litre GDI motor produces 135HP (100kw), an 11 percent increase from the previous engine). For consumers looking for a greater boost in performance, a new 2. 0-litre four-cylinder motor is available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission - advanced technology that is rare in this segment.