Kia Soul EV Coming to US in 2014
Unfortunately, Kia declined to release additional details on the vehicle, saying more info will become available “at an upcoming major US auto show”. We figure the Soul EV should be introduced and detailed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in California, America’s EV official “headquarters”, in late November.
Little is known about the vehicle, but rumors claim it will arrive with a single charge range of about 124 miles (200 km) and a top speed of 87 mph (140 km/h). US pricing is expected to be somewhere around $35,000.
“Eco-consciousness already comes standard on the all-new Soul with 85-percent of its materials able to be recycled at the end of its lifespan, and the Soul EV will further demonstrate Kia’s engineering capabilities as well as our commitment to producing vehicles with reduced environmental footprints,” said Orth Hedrick, executive director of product planning, at Kia Motors America.
“The Soul has always been a terrific choice for drivers in urban environments, and the all-new version’s blend of technology, refinement, style, improved dynamics and value has allowed us to create a car that is as efficient as it is fun to drive,” he added.