DETROIT -- Kia Motors plans to announce later today at the Detroit auto show that it will produce the Soul crossover vehicle in calendar year 2008 as a 2009 model.
The Soul was first presented as a concept vehicle at the Detroit show in 2006.
The small five-seat concept vehicle is equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. The front-wheel drive car has a five-speed automatic transmission that can also work in manual mode.
The Soul concept sits on a 100-inch wheelbase, is 159 inches long, 64 inches tall and 72.8 inches wide.