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Pope Francis Enlists Kia Soul as Latest Popemobile

The Kia Soul is living up to its name in South Korea.

Pope Francis will be riding in a Soul during his five-day visit to South Korea, a drastic change from previous Popemobiles that have even consisted of a custom-built, bulletproof Mercedes-Benz and an Audi A8. Pope Francis has been an adamant supporter of compact cars and the Korean automaker stated that it was honored by the pope’s use of the Soul but declined to comment if any modifications were done to the vehicle for safety purposes.

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The 2015 Kia Soul is priced from $15,900 including destination and comes standard with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 130 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. More upscale models are equipped with a 2.0-liter engine providing 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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