While the Kia Soul EV embraces the iconic design and playful character of its predecessors, it is powered in Europe exclusively by electric energy, with a zero-emissions powertrain. The new-generation battery packs powering the Kia Soul EV are up to 30 per cent more energy efficient than Europe’s current best-selling electric vehicle.
Fresh, funky and distinctive, the Kia Soul EV celebrates the iconic design and playful character of the first- and second-generation Soul models. With newly sculpted lines, sharp details, and technical lighting elements, the Kia Soul EV is the most futuristic, youthful and innovative iteration yet.
The Kia Soul EV retains the signature ‘tweeter’ speakers which bookend the dashboard, a feature of the previous-generation Soul which exemplified the car’s combination of cool design and ultimate functionality.
The car’s electric power-train packaging means it benefits from a lower centre of gravity than many combustion-engine vehicles. The flat battery pack is located beneath the cabin, giving the Kia Soul EV a centre of gravity more akin to that of a saloon or a hatchback. Combined with a slightly wider stance than its predecessor, the Kia Soul EV provides maximum stability and driving enjoyment on winding roads, with minimal body-roll under cornering. The battery pack’s location means the majority of the power-train’s weight is located between the axles, enabling a relatively equal distribution of weight. This helps to prevent under-steer and enables linear and predictable handling.