Kia has announced pricing details for its new Soul EV, with the second-generation model set to cost £33,795 for the First Edition model available at launch.
The new Soul EV features the same 64 kWh battery as found in the Kia e-Niro, which is good for a range of 280 miles on a single charge. It’s powered by a 150 kW electric motor, providing a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds.
To charge, the Kia has fitted a 7.2 kW on-board charger for fast home and public charge points, and the Soul EV can accept up to 100 kW on CCS rapid chargers.
The stylish crossover will come highly equipped in the First Edition specification, with 17-inch alloys, LED headlights, 10-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, wireless phone charging, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, and 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, DAB, Bluetooth, USB, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.
Kia is rolling out its new connected car app – UVO Connect – on the Soul EV, allowing buyers to access and control charging timers, check on statuses, and pre-condition the car. Leather trim, electric driver’s seat, and heated front seats & steering wheel are also standard, as is a comprehensive driver assist suite of safety systems, and smart brake energy recuperation system.
The new Soul EV has an OTR cost of £37,295, reduced to £33,795 after the UK Government’s Plug-in Car Grant has been applied. Orders are being taken now, with deliveries expected early in 2020. Click the button below to find out what we think of the new Kia Soul EV from our First Drive review.