It’s time for the new Kia Soul EV to be reviewed by the Fully Charged’s presenter Jonny Smith. Now in its second generation, the Kia Soul EV has grown up a bit.
The all-new Kia Soul EV made its European debut at the Geneva motor show in March and it’s priced at £33,795 with the Plug-in Car Grant subsidy deducted. The first examples of the Soul EV ‘First Edition’ are scheduled to reach UK dealers during Q1 2020.
The all-new Soul EV has a Type 2 charging inlet which allows the 64kWh battery to be fully charged in 9 hours and 35 minutes. Additionally, with CCS Combo charging, the Soul EV can be charged even quicker, achieving up to 80 per cent charge in 1 hour and 15 minutes with a 50kW DC Rapid Charging Station. A three-pin cable and Type 2 connection will be provided with the car.
It’s still smaller than its E-Niro cousin, but the Soul’s looks have matured and – most importantly – its range and performance have grown up.
The new Kia Soul EV brings long-range, zero tailpipe emissions power to the urban crossover class, and becomes more distinctive, dynamic and innovative than ever. While the Soul EV embraces the iconic design and playful character of its predecessor, it will be powered by a 64kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers a range of 280 miles from one charge.
In keeping with every Kia, the all-new Soul EV comes with the seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain wear and tear conditions. The warranty is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached.