Priced at £37,295, or £33,795 after the government plug-in car grant, order books for the new Kia Soul EV are now open
With the new Soul, Kia has made the decision to only import the EV variant to Europe, and not the internal combustion engine versions as available in other markets.
The Soul EV is powered by a 64kWh lithium-ion battery, with a 280-mile range. The model has the ability to be charged to 80 per cent in one hour and 15 minutes with CCS Combo charging – a full charge from zero to 100 per cent takes 9 hours and 35 minutes.
Just one trim level is to be offered at launch. Dubbed ‘First Edition’, it comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard, dual full-LED headlamps and a 10-speaker premium Harmon/Kardon sound system.
With order books now open, customers can start the process of purchasing a new Soul EV First Edition – initial examples are scheduled to reach UK dealers during Q1 2020.
Kia state orders are being taken early ‘so that demand can be judged to ensure that the appropriate supply is requested’.