Skoda Roomster vs Kia Soul

Skoda Roomster

Kia Soul

With the Skoda Fabia series, Skoda Auto has established a strong foundation for its five-car portfolio. The supermini's family roots are evident throughout. From the bold, elegant lines of its look look-and-feel down to its smallest part, the Fabia exemplifies Skoda's attention to detail via easy, clever solutions and innovation. And now, in spring 2010, the Skoda Fabia has been completely updated with a new face and an even greater emphasis on energy efficiency and convenience. The breadth of its technical innovations goes far beyond a mere facelift.

The Skoda Fabia Combi and Skoda Roomster also receive the bold new exterior inside and out as well as numerous technical changes under the skin. But while the looks might have changed, the characteristics of this multi-talented pair have not have not. With luggage capacity of 505 litres with its back seatings in place and 1485 litres with them flat, the Skoda Fabia Combi continues to offer the sort of boot room that exceeds what is normally provided in this class. Meanwhile the Skoda Roomster, with its extremely versatile Varioflex back bench system, continues to fulfil the requirements of families and active people alike. Its boot volume can be extended from a minimum of 480 litres to 1810 litres, making the Skoda Roomster a load-carrying champion.

The new Skoda Fabia RS also celebrates its premiere at the 2010 Geneva Motorshow and, for the first time, the sportiest Skoda Fabia is available as an estate. Its mix of a high performance 132 Kw (180 bhp) motor and low fuel consumption of just 6. 4 itres/100 km mark it out as a class leader.

With these variants of the Skoda Fabia series, Skoda Auto provides a model range in the small-car segment to meet almost each buyer need.
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.