Like other 2017 models, including the BMW i3, the updated 2017 Kia Soul EV should benefit from advances in electronic technology.
2017 Kia Soul EV Design
The Soul EV also obtains a redesigned front end and a plastic insert in the grid space, which opens to reveal double load sockets. The rear bumper and tailgate have also been redesigned and LED taillights have been added.
Inside, the dashboard is brand new and constructed of better quality materials than conventional models. The EV version obtains OLED digital instruments, a large central touch screen, a rather well-made steering wheel and a new shift lever.
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As for the rest of the standard equipment, there is only one trim to choose from, but it comes with a full specification, such as dual zone air conditioning, electrically heated and foldable heaters, start and Key, heated front seats and steering wheel, parking sensors, cruise control and glazing. There is also Kia’s 8.0-inch touch-sensitive entertainment system, which comes standard with exclusive EV monitoring software, satellite navigation system, reversing camera, A DAB radio and USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
2017 Kia Soul EV Engine
While Kia’s Hyundai sister company uses LG Chem cells in the IONIQ EV batteries, it is likely that Kia continues to use SK innovation as a cell supplier for the Soul EV. Currently the Kia Soul EV has a range EPA of 150 km. The battery is made with the innovation cells of 192 SK, which give a total battery capacity of 30.5 kWh (27 kWh usable). SK Consulting Innovation website can see 50 Ah cells listed. This would give the 2017 Kia Soul EV battery a total of 36 kWh (192 x 50 Ah x 3.75 V). An 18% capacity increase that could represent an equivalent EPA range increases to 110 miles. If this possibility is proved correct, the 2017 Kia Soul EV is just another “me too” electric car with a similar range to The recent battery EVs improved.
2017 Kia Soul EV Price
Despite the price of 2017 Kia Soul EV £ 24,995 (including government subsidy, battery, wall charger, Chargemaster account and generous standard spec), Renault’s Zoe and the Nissan Leaf also benefit from buying packages that make the EV property even more affordable .