The new Kia Soul EV ‘First Edition’ has a range of 280 miles and it costs £33,795 after the Plug-in Car Grant: orders can now be placed.
Kia says that the order books for the Soul EV ‘First Edition’ are being opened sufficiently early so that demand can be judged to ensure that the appropriate supply is requested. This is presumably in response to the typical 12 month wait for a Kia e-Niro.
The Soul EV will be offered in one highly specified grade called ‘First Edition’ and is priced at £37,295, or £33,795 with the Plug-in Car Grant subsidy deducted. The first examples of the Soul EV ‘First Edition’ are scheduled to reach UK dealers during Q1 2020.
With the new generation Soul, Kia Motors (Europe) has taken the decision not to import the internal combustion engine versions, and instead concentrate on the pure electric drivetrain.
The Soul EV will be powered by a 64kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers a range of 280 miles from one charge. It has a Type 2 charging inlet which allows the 64kWh battery to be fully charged in 9 hours and 35 minutes. Additionally, with CCS Combo charging, the Soul EV can be charged even quicker, achieving up to 80 per cent charge in 1 hour and 15 minutes with a 50kW DC Rapid Charging Station. A three-pin cable and Type 2 connection will be provided with the car.
Three exterior colour schemes are available on the all-new Soul EV, with a choice of Neptune Blue with Black roof, Clear White with Red roof or Quartz Black with Red roof. The cost of the premium paint is included within the price of the Soul EV ‘First Edition’.
In keeping with every Kia, the all-new Soul EV ‘First Edition’ comes with the company’s unique-in-the-UK seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain wear and tear conditions. The warranty is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached.