Spyshots: Kia Soul EV to Debut in 2014
The new Kia Soul EV will be equipped with a more powerful version of the Kia Ray EV’s 50 kW electric motor powered by a 16.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located in the boot. Speculation suggest the car will reach 60 mph (98 km/h) in just 12 seconds and provide a maximum range of 124 miles (200 km/h).
The Soul is all-new for the 2014 model year, having received fresh styling and a longer platform with more interior space. It should make quite the EV.
Expect the US market debut to come in 2014, with prices expected to be above $25,000.
Our spy photographers were able to spot the Kia Soul EV as it was undergoing testing. Camouflage covers a slightly revised front end, where a smaller lower grill will be installed. Other than that and a new set of wheels, it's pretty much the same car on the outside.
Electric hamster car anyone?
❐ Check out the 2015 Kia Soul EV photo gallery
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HEY! Keep your negative bias out of the readers face!
If your writers do not like EVs, then assign them other tasks (I am sure there are toilets that need cleaning).
Any and all EVs coming on-line so the public can buy them are welcome. It makes up for the non-commitment of the other automakers: Honda and Fiat only make a small number to only meet CARB requirements = year-long waiting lists.
Plus having Kia' EVs on our roads will add variety and style to a Leaf saturated market.