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Thursday 28 August 2014

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The Kia Soul

The number one marketplace for cars in Northern Ireland is offering you the chance of winning the use of a brand new Kia Souls for an entire year.







nicarfinder is the Belfast Telegraph's marketplace for vehicles - cars, bikes, commercial vans, boats and caravans - and appears in the paper six days a week with a special supplement on Thursday. It has its own dedicated website which is visited by thousands of people every week. During this month of September the website is giving one lucky person the opportunity to win a new Kia Soul for a year in association with the car’s supplier, Downeys Newtownards.

To win, all you have to do is to simply log onto www.nicarfinder.co.uk and answer one simple question. That’s it – that is all you have to do. Interested? Who wouldn’t be? So let’s find out more about this fabulous star prize, the all-new Kia Soul.

The Kia Soul

4x4 looks, 4x4 practicality with front wheel-drive and supermini dimensions, that’s the idea behind Kia’s Soul and the Korean marque has executed it well. Highlights include a spacious interior and a strong diesel engine while the cute looks should help disarm those still holding a grudge against urban 4x4 vehicles.

The Soul is powered by one of two engines, a petrol or a diesel. Both have a 1.6-litre capacity and both produce around 125bhp which throws the age old petrol vs diesel debate into sharper focus than usual. The petrol option is a little brisker from standstill to 62mph with a 10.4s time compared to the diesel’s 10.7s but the diesel will feel stronger in real world driving conditions thanks to its superior torque. It also has the greater top speed, topping out at 112 while the petrol hits the wall at 110mph, where allowed, of course.

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This car might be front wheel-drive but you could certainly be forgiven for thinking otherwise on first catching site of one. The classic 4x4 styling cues can all be ticked off, from the chunky bumpers and flared wheel arches to the roof bars and the setsquare rear end. There’s even a plastic vent behind the front wheel that houses the side repeater and could have been lifted direct from a Land Rover. The Soul is only a fraction longer than the average supermini but its boxy dimensions help it trump any supermini you’d care to mention for interior space. The boot has a huge opening, a usefully high loading lip and compartments beneath the floor, while space in the back seats is also plentiful.

Yes, Kia have come up trumps yet again with this new model, and it’s hardly surprising that this manufacturer is one of the fastest rising stars of the global motor industry.

You could win a Kia Soul for a whole year by visiting www.nicarfinder.co.uk and remember that this competition finishes on 30 September. So, why not log on now? The winner will be announced on 7 October

If you can’t wait to see the new Kia Soul visit the showrooms of Downeys Newtownards at 39 Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT23 8NN. While you are there check out the rest of the fantastic Kia range too. Call 028 91812525 for more information.

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