You’re likely ready to buy your first motor vehicle, or, you want to buy a new car but you don’t really know which model to go for. While doing your second-hand car search you have likely realized that the Kia Soul of “companies” are less expensive to purchase and seems to be an appealing offer. However, these Kia Soul only have 2 seats and will therefore require a transformation to allow you to enjoy them like a classic car. We are going to find out in this article how to convert a 2-seater Kia Soul into a 5-seater , to achieve this, first, we will make a brief explanation of the most important key steps that should be taken, then, we will find out what are the modifications to be done on the car, then in a second step, what are the administrative steps to be taken to finalize the conversion of your Kia Soul company into a 5-seater.
The main key methods to convert a Kia Soul 2-seater into a 5-seater
Here is the list of the main lines to follow if you want to to pass your Kia Soul company or commercial in 5 places:
- Add the missing seats and seat belts.
- Get the certificate of conformity from the company
- Take his Kia Soul to the roadworthiness evaluation to have the changes checked
- To run his car through mine control.
- Inform your insurance company about the change in the car.
Modifications to be done on the automobile to convert a Kia Soul 2-seater into a 5-seater
We will so begin our article on the transformation of a Kia Soul 2-seater into a 5-seater with the modifications to be done straight on the car in order to allow it to be accepted as a Kia Soul 5-seater.
Convert its Kia Soul to 5 seaters alone
If you want to do most of the process your self, you should know that it will be complicated. In reality, the companies make the transformation of the so-called “company”/commercial Kia Soul easy only for the manufacturers, here are the explanations:
- You will have to get a certificate of conformity, which will necessitate a visit to the car by a professional.
- Buy a complete kit to transform your Kia Soul into a 5-seater (belts/seats)
- Fit the kit as indicated by the tightening standards (torque)
For all these explanations, it is easier to contact an approved technical who will conduct these actions in compliance with the manufacturer’s criteria.
If you still want to undertake the conversion of your new Kia Soul on your own, contact the car breakdowns in your region to obtain the required parts and search for manufacturer information linked to the tightening and fitting of seats and belts.
Have the conversion done by a professional
If you want to convert your Kia Soul 2-seater into a 5-seater at a professional, you have made the easiest decision. Indeed, he will have a easier access to the parts catalogue and will be able to deliver you the certificate of conformity and will enable you to accomplish the following steps without the slightest pressure.
The administrative steps to be taken to convert a Kia Soul into 5 places
Now that we have seen the first technical steps in the transformation of a Kia Soul 2-seater into a 5-seater, we will now handle the administrative stage.
The different steps to be carried out in order to have one’s Kia Soul 2 places authorized as a 5 places
You will learn just below, the different steps to follow in order to be ok with the law to drive your Kia Soul converted into 5 seats..:
- After the changes done on your Kia Soul, you have one month to make a change of car registration , so it will be essential to follow all the steps soon.
- You have to bring the car to pass the roadworthiness test , which is compulsory following a change on a car.
- Take the car to the mine so that they can testify to the change in the number of seats in your Kia Soul li>
- Apply for a new car registration card at your prefecture
Price of the conversion of a Kia Soulinto 5 places
Finally last part, to give you an idea of the cost that the passage of a Kia Soul 2 seats to 5 seats can be, it is required to know that a kit seats plus installation will cost you at a dealer on average 2500 to 3500 euros and that it is crucial to add to that the technical control, the passage to the mine and the new car registration. So think well before buying your Kia Soul company or commercial, whether it is financially interesting for you.
If you have any additional questions about the Kia Soul, do not hesitate to consult our Kia Soul category.