Thanks for your feed back.
I think it's rather fast, in my old Rio I used to be able to put it in to 2nd and let the tick over roll me down my road at around 15mph. Now in the Soul it about 25Mph. Mind you The Rio was Petrol.
Diesel has a higher tick over than petrol, also when you put the diesel into gear and drive without touching the throttle the idle speed will jack up to stop it stalling, diesel cant be compared to petrol in anyway whatsoever