Kia has officially confirmed plans to launch an electric version of the new Kia Soul.
Kia has officially confirmed plans to launch an electric version of the new Kia Soul. The fully electric Soul will be Kia’s first electric model in the U.S. when it arrives in 2014.
Kia hasn’t announced any performance specs or released any photos of the Soul EV, but it will get slightly different styling to differentiate it from the other Soul models. “Eco-consciousness already comes standard on the all-new Soul with 85-percent of its materials able to be recycled at the end of its lifespan, and the Soul EV will further demonstrate Kia’s engineering capabilities as well as our commitment to producing vehicles with reduced environmental footprints,” said Orth Hedrick, executive director of product planning, KMA. “The Soul has always been a terrific choice for drivers in urban environments, and the all-new version’s blend of technology, refinement, style, improved dynamics and value has allowed us to create a car that is as efficient as it is fun to drive.”