The 2014 Soul has come on strong since its introduction, going so far as to become the Korean automaker's top-selling model last month, but Kia isn't wasting any time in creating a little extra excitement for its boxy hatchback. Although the name is a little wonky, the Kia Soul Red Zone marks the first special-edition model for the second-gen Soul, and its styling is meant to mimic the 2012 Track'ster Concept, the showcar that inspired the design of the 2014 Soul.

While there's no pigskin or AstroTurf (or any other football-related references) to be found on this car, the Red Zone package consists of a distinctive white paint scheme with bright red accents. The red theme continues on the inside with contrast stitching and piping acting as highlights to the otherwise all-black interior. The 2014 Soul Red Zone goes on sale early next year, and while official pricing has not been announced, production will be limited to just 2,000 units.
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KIA MOTORS AMERICA RELEASES 2014 "RED ZONE" SPECIAL EDITION SOUL
"Red Zone" Edition Soul Inspired by the Wild Track'ster Concept is First Special Edition Based on All-new 2014 Soul

-Limited production of 2,000 "Red Zone" edition Souls to arrive in dealers in first quarter of 2014
-Based on the Soul Plus, the "Red Zone" Soul features a white exterior paint with sporty red accents and unique interior trim

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 – Kia Motors America (KMA) announces its first special edition Soul of 2014 with the "Red Zone" edition. Inspired by the ultra-popular Track'ster concept previously unveiled at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, the "Red Zone" edition Soul is the first special-edition based on the all-new second-generation Soul and is scheduled to go on sale during the first quarter of 2014.

"The Soul has always appealed to those who choose to express their individuality through their vehicle, and special editions have been a part of the lineup since the first-generation Soul went on sale in 2009," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, KMA. "The Red Zone Soul underscores that independent spirit and brings to life many styling features from our wild Track'ster concept."

Based on the 2014 Soul Plus, the "Red Zone" Soul exudes its own extroverted personality with White exterior paint and an aggressively styled body kit featuring red accents throughout, including treatment on the front grille, front and rear fascias, and side skirts. Custom 18-inch alloy wheels fill the wheel wells and keep the "Red Zone" Soul firmly planted on the tarmac. Power comes from Kia's efficient 2.0-liter gasoline direct injected (GDI) four-cylinder engine which puts 164 horsepower to the ground via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The interior makeover is equally impressive with black cloth seats featuring red stitching, leather steering wheel, black-leather dash hood with red stitching, black carpeted floor mats with red piping, and sport pedals. The shift knob ring, air vent ring, dash speakers and console tray trim have all been dipped in red paint, continuing the "Red Zone" theme.

As with all previous special-edition Souls, the "Red Zone" will be offered in limited quanities. Just 2,000 examples will be available.


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      GOSCH
      • 1 Year Ago
      Red John? Tiger Tiger...
      Patriot
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly vehicle no matter how you slice it. What an insult to have an American Flag hung on the wall like this Korean ride is actually American. Here is something most here will not understand. Buy a car designed, engineered and built in America by an American company before we sell out what little we have left. Or of course, you could move to Korea and leave the real Americans here who care about supporting this country.
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Patriot
        Not sure where you are getting 85% from? A 2014 Chevrolet Impala is only 66% US/Canada and 17% Mexico parts content. The fleet Impala has 75% percent content US/Canada. And the Chevrolet Express van has 80% US/Canada percent content which is the highest for that category for GM vehicles. According to Part 583 AALA report for 2014.
        EZen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Patriot
        It actually makes far more sense to buy a car MADE here than it does DESIGNED here. The number of jobs and the support to the economy is far greater that way. Most US cars are made up of more foreign parts than your average Honda Civic - including the Mustang.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry KIA, people only looks at cars at the SEMA show, they don't actually want to buy that ricer crap from the show.
      animekyoto89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Vomit inducing..........
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      I kind of dig it. The color combo reminds me a bit of the way NISMO recently been painting it's car in the white with red accents.
      The Luigiian
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is nice, but I still prefer the SUV Styling Pack. It looks elegant and you can buy it in many different colors other than just white. I've seen the new Soul in person, it's definitely the best looking of the "box car" class and the newer one is even better than the outgoing model. It would kill in the B-seg crossover segment with all wheel drive. But I suppose labeling it a "crossover" or SUV would be the kiss of death for the buyer base they're going for.
      HIP
      • 1 Year Ago
      #Patriot My 2014 Impala was designed, engineered and built in the USA with 85% domestic content by a US company that has done and will do more for this country than Kia/Hyundai could dream about." Really, last I recall wasn't it GM & Chrysler that needed bailout $$$ because of uncompetitive products and unreaisticly high wages!? That said, I remember the same rhetoric during the "Japanese Invasion" of the 70's & 80's. Then as now ppl will always buy the best product they can afford. If that happens to be Japanese,Korean or Chinese well that is their prerogative. Granted the Big 3 may have finally got their act together but it only took them 30+ years to get here and not without considerable financial assistance from US taxpayers not from overseas governments... Moreover as much as you may "love" American companies I can assure you the feeling isn't mutual. While you tout your affection for them they are relinguishing many proprietary assets to the Chinese just so they can turn a buck. Why are you not up in arms about their deal with the devil? Don't you realize no foreign company is allowed to do business in China without getting in bed with a Chinese partner!? What will happen to them when the Chinese government finally tell them thanks for all your training, knowledge and assets, we'll take it from here and don't let the door hit you on the way out... As for the 2nd part of your initial comment "...a US company that has done and will do more for this country than Kia/Hyundai could dream about." You mean "American" companies like Apple, Intel, etc. whose manufacturing is virtually all off shore? How much have they or any company done for the US recently? Unless of course you mean senior management and shareholders... I think it would serve a great example for you to relinquish all your non-American sourced items such as your computer, tools,smartphone, clothes, TV's etc., you know just as a good faith gesture...
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      As weird as it is, I preferred the "SUV Styling Pack" more than this Red Zone special. Maybe if it were more like their Cee'd GT it'd be better.
      Scr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Enough with the lipstick and time to release a REAL special edition with the 201 HP turbo and a six speed manual from the Forte line in there, and load up the trim. I'll buy one.
        denverdave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scr
        Is an upgraded engine even swap-able into this chassis? Seems like a lot of people would've done it already ……
      AzureStarline
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is this like the one Carson Daly and The Voice designed?
      Wendy Johnson
      • 11 Months Ago
      I love it love it love it and put down a deposit on it yesterday. Getting it this week. SO Pfffffft haters.
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