Kia has launched a special edition Ignition Soul for the US market. The youthful orange five-door has a plethora of features befitting its image.

The special edition 2010 Kia Ignition Soul is now available from Kia dealerships in the US. Prices start at $17,500 for the 5-speed manual. Kia throws in the standard 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a five-year/100,000-mile antiperforation warranty with that. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan is also included.

What makes the Ignition Soul special is its unique "ignition orange" exterior paint colour with an off-set black racing stripe for starters. Then come the black 18-inch alloy wheels with machined accents, a sporty body kit, fender vents with side marker repeaters, fog lights and an alloy fuel door.

Like the special edition Denim Soul before it, the Ignition Soul is based on the Soul+ model (which starts at $14,950) and features interior features such as carpeted floor mats, black cloth seats with Soul logo inserts, a moon roof, an iPod connection, Bluetooth connectivity and an audio package consisting of a centre speaker, a subwoofer, an external amplifier and speaker lights that pulse to the music.

Some safety features include ABS brakes with EBD, Brake Assist, a tyre pressure monitoring system and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

Hopefully the 2010 Kia Ignition Soul shows up at the 2010 NAIAS in Detroit next month.


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