Kia Soul Shaker and Picanto White announced

25 Jan, 2013 7:12pm Tom Phillips

The Kia Soul Shaker makes its return, while the Picanto gets a new colour

The Kia Soul Shaker has been reintroduced to the Soul Originals line-up that also includes the Soul Quantum and Soul Inferno.

The Kia Picanto White edition supermini has also been added to the three-door line-up, replacing the top-spec Picanto Halo and Equinox models.

The Soul Shaker slots into the Soul range above the Soul 1 and Soul 2 models and features plenty of standard equipment, including iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, a multi-function steering whee. Diesel-engined cars also gets cruise control.

The interior of the Shaker also features new ‘Houndstooth’ cloth upholstery and contrasting beige-coloured trim. An auto-dimming rear-view mirror, which incorporates a screen for the reversing camera is also standard kit.

The Soul Shaker features an off-white exterior paint colour called Vanilla Shake, or you can opt for metallic black at no extra cost. All Soul Shaker models come with 18-inch alloys.

There are two engine choices, a 126bhp 1.6-litre diesel unit and 138bhp 1.6-litre petrol. The petrol car starts at £15,295, while the diesel can be had with a manual gearbox, priced at £16,690 or as an automatic for £17,795.

Kia has also announced the Picanto White, which includes 15-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth and air conditioning. Standard kit also include the convenience of reversing sensors.

Prices start from £11,745 for the 84bhp 1.25-litre 84bhp five-speed manual model and £12,345 for the same engine connected to a four-speed automatic gearbox.

Kia has also added a new Fuchsia Blush paint colour on the five-door Picanto supermini that’s available on grades 2 and 3 for an extra £445.

Like all of Kia’s models, the Soul Shaker and Picanto White feature Kia’s fully transferable seven-year warranty.

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