2020 Kia Soluto: The 4 variants in detail

Wilbert Tan
·5-min read

The Ayala Corp. took over the reigns of Kia beginning last year, a relaunch that came with the introduction of a spate of new models, including the new Soluto sedan. Known as the Pegas in China, where the car is assembled, the Soluto is Kia's latest entry into the subcompact sedan category, where the Korean car brand aims to compete against the likes of the Toyota Vios and Honda City.

kia soluto
kia soluto

Dubbed as the 'Baby Kia Rio,' the 2019 model year Soluto that carries over to this year shares more than a few design cues with its older and bigger brother.All of the Soluto’s four trims are powered by a 1.4-liter Kappa Dual-CVVT gasoline engine that outputs 94hp and 132Nm of torque With a front-wheel drive (FWD) configuration, this engine pairs with either a four-speed auto or five-speed manual transmission, depending on trim. The automatic gearbox in particular, has a smart selector that offers precise and fuel-efficient gear transition.

Though it appears small at first glance, the 2570mm wheelbase proves its spaciousness. Available colors for the Kia Soluto are Marcato Red, Clear White, Blue Stream, Titanium Silver, and Aurora Black Pearl.

kia soluto
kia soluto

The Soluto's cabin is designed to deliver 'All Kinds Of Wow,' as the carmaker describes it. Comfy seating for five is provided by the clever interior design that allows for plenty of room to stretch, even for full-size adults. Circles characterize the dashboard design, starting with the rotary AC switches, 360-degree rotating airducts (EX variants only), and contemporary-looking instrument panel. An Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible audio system, 2.8-inch LCD cluster, and steering-wheel-installed audio remote control provide more-than-welcome tech features to driver and passengers alike.

kia soluto
kia soluto

As for what differentiates the Kia Soluto’s four trims from one another, here are the details.

1.4 LX MT (PHP665,000)

  • Dimensions (mm): 4300 x 1700 x 1460

  • Wheelbase (mm): 2570

  • Ground clearance (mm): 150

  • Engine type: KAPPA 1.4 DUAL-CVVT

  • Max power (hp/RPM): 94 @6000

  • Max torque (Nm/RPM): 132 @4000

  • Transmission type: 5-speed manual

  • Front/rear suspension: MacPherson with coil springs / torsion axle beam with coil springs

  • Front/rear brakes: Disc/Drum

  • Seating Capacity: 5

  • Trunk Capacity (liters): 475

  • Headlights: Halogen

  • Fog lamps: No

  • Seat Material: Cloth

  • Aircon Type: Manual Air Conditioning

  • Parking Brake: Manual

  • 7-inch touchscreen display audio with Aux, USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • 8-inch LCD Cluster

  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls

  • Anti-lock Brakes

  • Driver and Passenger Airbags

  • Reverse Camera

  • Wheels: 170/70/R14 14-inch steel

  • Color options: Clear White, Titanium Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Blue Stream, Marcato Red

1.4 LX AT (PHP710,000)

  • Dimensions (mm): 4300 x 1700 x 1460

  • Wheelbase (mm): 2570

  • Ground clearance (mm): 150

  • Engine type: KAPPA 1.4 DUAL-CVVT

  • Max power (hp/RPM): 94 @6000

  • Max torque (Nm/RPM): 132 @4000

  • Transmission type: 4-speed automatic

  • Front/rear suspension: MacPherson with coil springs / torsion axle beam with coil springs

  • Front/rear brakes: Disc/Drum

  • Seating Capacity: 5

  • Trunk Capacity (liters): 475

  • Headlights: Halogen

  • Fog lamps: No

  • Seat Material: Cloth

  • Aircon Type: Manual Air Conditioning

  • Parking Brake: Manual

  • 7-inch touchscreen display audio with Aux, USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • 8-inch LCD Cluster

  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls

  • Anti-lock Brakes

  • Driver and Passenger Airbags

  • Reverse Camera

  • Wheels: 170/70/R14 14-inch steel

  • Color options: Clear White, Titanium Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Blue Stream, Marcato Red

kia soluto
kia soluto

1.4 EX MT (PHP710,000)

  • Dimensions (mm): 4300 x 1700 x 1460

  • Wheelbase (mm): 2570

  • Ground clearance (mm): 150

  • Engine type: KAPPA 1.4 DUAL-CVVT

  • Max power (hp/RPM): 94 @6000

  • Max torque (Nm/RPM): 132 @4000

  • Transmission type: 5-speed manual

  • Front/rear suspension: MacPherson with coil springs / torsion axle beam with coil springs

  • Front/rear brakes: Disc/Drum

  • Seating Capacity: 5

  • Trunk Capacity (liters): 475

  • Headlights: Halogen

  • Fog lamps: Yes

  • Seat Material: Leather

  • Aircon Type: Manual Air Conditioning

  • Parking Brake: Manual

  • 7-inch touchscreen display audio with Aux, USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • 8-inch LCD Cluster

  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls

  • Anti-lock Brakes

  • Driver and Passenger Airbags

  • Reverse Camera with Rear Parking Sensors

  • Immobilizer

  • Wheels: 170/70/R14 14-inch alloy

  • Color options: Clear White, Titanium Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Blue Stream, Marcato Red

1.4 EX AT (PH755,000)

  • Dimensions (mm): 4300 x 1700 x 1460

  • Wheelbase (mm): 2570

  • Ground clearance (mm): 150

  • Engine type: KAPPA 1.4 DUAL-CVVT

  • Max power (hp/RPM): 94 @6000

  • Max torque (Nm/RPM): 132 @4000

  • Transmission type: 4-speed automatic

  • Front/rear suspension: MacPherson with coil springs / torsion axle beam with coil springs

  • Front/rear brakes: Disc/Drum

  • Seating Capacity: 5

  • Trunk Capacity (liters): 475

  • Headlights: Halogen

  • Fog lamps: Yes

  • Seat Material: Leather

  • Aircon Type: Manual Air Conditioning

  • Parking Brake: Manual

  • 7-inch touchscreen display audio with Aux, USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • 8-inch LCD Cluster

  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls

  • Anti-lock Brakes

  • Driver and Passenger Airbags

  • Reverse Camera with Rear Parking Sensors

  • Immobilizer

  • Wheels: 170/70/R14 14-inch alloy

  • Color options: Clear White, Titanium Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Blue Stream, Marcato Red

For those looking for a budget subcompact, the Kia Soluto is a serious contender for your wallet. Ready to shop for this car? Check out what’s available on Carmudi today!

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