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2014 Kia Soul EV

Friday, 6th 2013. Kia

In case, concerning 15 back, we might have which Kia might flip to be an innovative and trend-setting car company you doubtless might have out us in amazement while you laughed us Nicely, right listed we are actually in 2012, and Kia – together the parent company, Hyundai – is the actual bar fairly higher to the of Honda and Toyota.

Onto one of the odder and somewhat trendier in Kia’s lineup, the actual … Kia has simply announced which, with the actual 2014 Kia EV redesign from the Soul, it will boast an all-new variant. No, not really a hybrid or a extended-range EV. directly electrical.

The actual particulars remain scarce on the actual approaching Kia EV, however we perform understand, by way of president from the European which it is going to be released the middle of 2014. This Kia’s first EV, because it sells the actual Ray EV in the home Doubtless, the actual Soul can a drivetrain based mostly off the Ray’s Fifty kW electrical which additionally boasts a 16.


4 kWh battery which nets it an vary.

As for styling, we ve noticed a of spy shots from the approaching Kia so we anticipate the EV design can function a styling language, sans a of minor modifications. We understand these shots the headlights are a bit square compared to the current the actual grille is positioned greater, and there s anything new on in the rear finish, that was in heavy camo. Leftover on the actual 2014 Soul’s are a mystery.

We’ll maintain an eye on this EV and increase our evaluation like the becomes accessible.

We’ve a prototype version on Kia’s ground in Korea, and instantly the appeals because it’s on the more grown-up, but still funky, new Soul supermini – no EV styling for this car.

are a few aerodynamic tweaks outside, Kia is threatening to limit the colour to what it thinks is an eco-friendly mix of light blue and white – hope it sees sense on one.

Inside, some of the plastics and fabrics are more eco-friendly, but the quality of our early cars good and there’s as much as in the standard car that arrives earlier next year – so passenger room in the back and an boot, too.

The batteries are the floor of the passenger compartment the centre of gravity low, the extra 200kg means the more comfortable ride of the new is compromised. The EV’s quite a shaker over potholes and bumps, but Kia promises that it has to tweak things before the car on sale.

Kia Soul EV

The Soul EV’s trump though, is its range with Kia ‘over 120 miles’. If that out to be realistic, it’ll have an advantage over its EV rivals struggle to get near to 100 miles in use.

It’s down to a battery than in a Nissan or Ford Focus EV, plus regenerative braking and a clever and ventilation system. So if there’s one person in the car, the climate system will only or cool the driver’s area – stuff.

Charging times are than rivals’ too – five for a full charge and 25 minutes for an 80% from a fast charging And, as is usual for EVs, you can charging and ventilation via a smartphone

Let’s hope Kia ditches the ice-cream van-like jingle accompanies every start-up, but then on it it’s quite fun to Throttle response is good, the is quick to react and you drive quietly accompanied by a gentle – it’s quite zen-like at

The brakes are a bit grabby, but like the ride, there’s still for Kia to fix that. Otherwise it’s an car to drive and an easy one to live

But will it be a cheap one to live We’re a year off the UK launch, but whispering about a £20,000 after the government chips in its £5000 incentive. If it follows lead with a battery plan rather than battery ownership, that could tumble by a few thousand.

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