From £32,495 After PICG
The All-New Soul EV brings long-range, zero-tailpipe emissions power to the urban crossover class. In its third generation, Kia’s pioneering urban crossover – and its third globally-sold electric car – has become more distinctive, dynamic and innovative than ever.
While the All-New 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 All-New Soul EV are up to 30 per cent more energy efficient than Europe’s current best-selling electric vehicle.
Fresh, funky and distinctive, the All-New 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 All-New Soul EV is the most futuristic, youthful and innovative iteration yet.
The All-New Soul EV’s interior space is finished with acoustic-inspired shapes and textures, creating a full sensory experience. The All-New 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 All-New 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 All-New 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.