Electric Kia Soul Model Confirmed For 2014 Launch

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Kia confirms electric Soul & plans to launch it in 2015!

During the most-recent Paris Auto Show, which hosted official public premieres of the all-new Kia Carens MPV and pro_cee’d hatchback, Kia confirmed it aims to launch a Soul electric vehicle.

Scheduled to hit the European market in 2014, the all-new Soul EV will be the very-first mass-exported electric Kia vehicle.

Though the all electric Soul would be the first Kia EV in Europe (and in the U.S. market), it wouldn’t be the carmaker’s first crack at an EV.

Late last year, Kia Motors put on sale the Korean market-exclusive Ray electric vehicle, powered by a 50-kw electric motor and a range of 86 miles on a single charge. The boxy Kia Ray EV was also displayed at this year’s Paris Auto Show.

No other details about the forth-coming electric Soul have been released so far, however, sources close to Kia suggested that a conventionally-powered Kia Soul could debut at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which starts in February next year.

Several heavily-disguised prototypes of a fully-revamped Soul crossover have been spotted on European and U.S. roads, recently.

And this confirms that the next-gen Kia Soul EV is entering the final phase of  development, before it finally goes on sale next year.

4 comments

  1. QUÉBEC 231 says:

    Good morning from Québec city, province of Québec, Canada

    I’m glad to read such news and I hope that it will be available in Québec city soon.

    Actually I am the owner of a 2010 automatic Kia Soul 2U with 52 500 kms and I had no problem at all.

    I hope to read more informations concerning the kind of this next product.

    P.S. Excuse my poor english writing; I am a french speaking canadian citizen.

  2. himi says:

    Welcome to the Kia World blog, QUÉBEC 231!
    Nice to hear you’re completely satisfied with your Soul. The existing one is a great vehicle, but the up-coming 2014 Kia Soul will be even better. We can’t wait to see it and get more info about it as well.

  3. Bryan says:

    This is one new awesome Kia coming out. I can’t wait – it looks awesome. I don’t think I’m ready for an all-electric car at this time but I am interested in seeing purchasing consumers think of this car.

  4. Richard Maurer says:

    Electric cars for a short city drive is a good thing. If Kia builds it the performance will prevail over all others. Electric motor cooling is the highest priority if accomplished better performance with go up. Weight reduction without loosing body straight is something that Kia has been mindful of in its Soul a winning marvel of engineering, and have improved each year in production.

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