The Kia Soul is a compact car designed at Kia's design center in California, unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, manufactured in South Korea and marketed globally beginning with model year 2010.
Kia Soul earned a maximum five star safety rating from Euro NCAP. In 2009, According to Euro NCAP, the five star safety rating places Kia Soul among the safest B-segment family cars in the world.
Kia sold 67,000 cars into the US market in 2010—the first full sales year—followed by 102,000 in 2011 and 116,000 in 2012. They have sold 52,000 vehicles in the US through the first five months of 2013.