Kia announces special edition Soul

Joining the distinctive Burner, Shaker and Samba in the Originals line-up, the Soul Echo includes more luxury and equipment than previous special editions.

While the other three models in the Soul Originals range featured distinctive, bright colours, the Soul Echo is available in Clear White or Quartz Black metallic body colour with contrasting black or white sports stripe respectively.

The Soul Echo features 18" alloy wheels and contrasting high-gloss door mirrors in black or white, depending on the body colour.

Inside the chunky supermini, Kia has added a black leather interior design and high-gloss black dashboard as well as a host of new equipment.

Air conditioning and privacy glass help passenger comfort, while an uprated sound system with subwoofer, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity and reverse parking sensors will keep gadget fans entertained.

As part of the update, the entire Originals line-up has been given a shake up, with new Chocolate Brown metallic paint available for the Soul Shaker along with fully colour-coded bumpers.

All models in the Kia Soul range have been updated to include a trip computer, Emergency Stop Signal, illuminated electric window buttons and Bluetooth connectivity (on higher trim levels).

The Soul Echo is available with a 1.6-litre petrol or a similar sized CRDi diesel engine with prices starting at £13,995 for petrol versions.