Kia confirmed previously this year that an all-electric variation of the Kia Soul hatchback will certainly take place sale following year. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will certainly be the first Kia electric automobile to be sold outside of its residence market in South Korea. We’ve previously spotted models of the 2015 Kia Soul EV testing, today Kia has actually uncovered a lot more info about the upcoming EV.
Engine and Performance
The 2015 Kia Soul EV will be powered by a 109-horsepower power motor with 210 lb-ft of torque. This power result is competitive with EVs like the Nissan Leaf, yet the Kia Soul EV is expected to have a variety of 120 miles on a cost compared to the Leaf’s EPA-estimated variety of 75 miles. The Kia Soul EV has a 27-kilowatt hr lithium-ion battery pack which can be charged in a few different means. A full recharge with a 240-volt electrical outlet takes five hrs, and a special 100-kilowatt “quick fee” choice could replenish the batteries in merely 25 mins.
The Kia Soul EV will look similar to the revamped 2014 Kia Soul, as we’ve seen in spy images. Exterior changes will certainly amount to unique estimate fronts lights, LED accent lights, LED taillights, and unique wind resistant 16-inch wheels. On the in, the Soul EV will showcase a special tool cluster, an eight-inch display screen, and different recycled materials throughout the interior. Other modifications consist of enhanced sound-proofing and a Virtual Engine Sound System that makes a noise when the auto is taking a trip in reverse or below 12 mph to notify pedestrians.
We’ve formerly heard price quotes that the 2015 Kia Soul EV will start around $35,000; expect Kia to release additional information concerning the Kia Soul EV closer to its on-sale day sometime in 2014. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will be exposed at one of the significant U.S. car reveals this period, perhaps at the 2014 New York automobile show as that would certainly be exactly one year after the launching of the standard 2014 Kia Soul.
New Design and Styling
2015 Soul EV, reviewed to Soul design received a changed front end accident. Soul EV version will be distinguisheded by an unique boxy design comparable to the Nissan Cube and Scion xB, yet with the Kia business grille nose known as the Tiger Nose. The entire auto is made to the performance, comfort and navigating satisfaction, and exterior and interior Kia Soul EV with each other achieve precisely that target.
Price of 2015 Kia Soul EV
The company has actually been silent pertaining to the wider requirements of the brand-new 2015 Kia Soul EV version, so information can be anticipated in the close to future. Official photos Soul Ev no, other than spy photos instead masked automobiles caught throughout the trial run. When it comes to prices, in some records, Kia officials of the firm said that this model could be the most budget friendly car to power powertrain, as compared to presently available on the market, which validates the informal information concerning the price of $ 22,000 with a base design 2015 Kia Soul EV