The new Kia Soul continues to be recognized for its iconic design and popularity – this time in Moscow, Russia, where the ceremony for the prestigious Golden Klaxon automotive award was held. Golden Klaxon is one of Russia’s top 3 automotive awards and highly influential among car owners. Of more than 130 automobile models taking part in the competition, Kia Soul came out on top in the best compact SUV category.


We are thrilled that the improvements made to the second generation Soul – the more masculine styling touches, enhanced comfort, and most importantly, improved safety features – were so well received. Ever since its launch in the spring of 2014, the new Kia Soul has proved its popularity not only in terms of high sales, but also through wide recognition among professional automobile communities. Since the introduction of the first generation model, Kia Soul has won more than 50 different international awards, including the Red Dot Design Award and the prestigious iF Design Award.


Roman Tarasov, chairman of the jury and test editor of the Klaxon newspaper, said that “the second generation Kia Soul is a great example of the growth of the compact SUV segment; having retained all the best features of its predecessor, it became more mature and comfortable, and now features noticeably improved handling characteristics.

Winning this award is another important step for Kia in providing high-quality vehicles and delivering on our sales and after-sales service promises to Russian customers. We are excited to continue on this exciting streak and can’t wait to see what’s to come!