Kia Soul EV Priced At £33,795 After Plug-In Car Grant

by Heather Platt | Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The all-new Kia Soul EV made its European debut at the Geneva motor show in March, and now Kia is announcing pricing and specification of the cutting edge, pure electric vehicle.


The order banks for the Soul EV ‘First Edition’ are being opened sufficiently early so that demand can be judged to ensure that the appropriate supply is requested.

The new Kia Soul EV will be offered in one highly specified grade called ‘First Edition’ and is priced at £37,295, or £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.

Exclusively electric for Europe

With the new generation Soul, Kia Motors (Europe) has taken the decision not to import the internal combustion engine versions, and instead concentrate on the highly commended pure electric drivetrain. Kia is already known for being a market leader in affordable, long-range electric vehicles thanks to the launch of the e-Niro and previous generation Soul EV, and this approach allows Kia to build upon its ‘Go Electric’ focus.

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.

Stands out while standing still

Fresh, funky and distinctive, the new Soul EV features the same iconic silhouette, with newly sculpted lines, sharper details, and more technical lighting elements. There are restyled front and rear bumpers, for a smoother, more aerodynamic appearance. In place of the conventional Soul’s front grille, there’s a solid insert, with a door housing the charging socket conveniently located on the driver’s side.

Technology inside

Inside, the cabin is more high-tech than ever, with its cool design and ultimate functionality accompanied by acoustic-inspired shapes and textures. The Soul EV is offered with a range of technologies which includes a wireless smartphone charger, a customiseable head-up display, and a 10-speaker, 640-watt, premium Harman/Kardon® sound system. It retains the signature ‘tweeter’ speakers which bookend the dashboard, a feature of the previous-generation Soul which exemplified the car’s combination of interesting design and functionality.

One high specification ‘First Edition’ grade

Dual full-LED headlamps are flanked by LED daytime running lights, while at the rear, the LED theme continues with combination lighting. Privacy glass is fitted to the rear windows and tailgate, and roof rails accentuate the Soul’s lifestyle remit. Unique five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels complete the distinctive exterior look.

Black leather upholstery is included as standard and the driver’s seat features eight-way electric adjustment, including sliding, reclining, height adjustment and lumbar support. Both the front seats and steering wheel are heated, and the regenerative braking level is taken care of by the paddleshift mounted on the leather trimmed steering wheel.


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