New Kia Soul EV

New Kia Soul EV

Kia Motors has just announced U.S. pricing for its 2015 Soul EV.  The 2015 Soul EV will be offered/priced as follows:

  • Base - $33,700 (excluding $7,500 federal tax rebate)
  • Plus - $35,700 (excluding $7,500 federal tax rebate)
The differences between the two trim levels can be found here. (Hat tip to Chris!)

Kia is predicting an EPA estimated range of 93 miles.  MPGe is 105 combined (92 miles highway, 120 miles city).

Lease rates for the Soul EV are expected to start at $249 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing.

Some additional Kia Soul EV details include:

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

    • 109 HP
    • 210 Pound-feet of torque
    • 27 kWh lithium polymer battery pack
    • Recharge in under 5 hours on 240 volt (via 6.6 kW on-board charger) or 80% in 33 minutes via 50 kW CHAdeMO quick charge
    • 0 to 62 MPH in less than 12 seconds
    • Top speed of 90 MPH
    • Projection type headlamps
    • LED positioning lamps
    • LED rear combination lamps
    • Aerodynamically shaped 16-inch alloy wheels.
The all-electric Kia Soul EV is anticipated to arrive in the U.S. in late October/early November (full details here).  Kia officially states the following:

"Soul EV expected Fall 2014; initially available in certain California markets only with limited availability."

Editor's Note: We found some swell promo videos of the Soul EV by Kia Motors and attached those below (exterior/interior)

PRESS RELEASE

2015 KIA SOUL EV PRICING ANNOUNCED

Starting MSRP of $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) with an expected introductory lease price2 of $249 per month makes all-new Soul EV a compelling offer for eco-conscious buyers

The 2015 Soul EV is Kia’s first mass-market, all-electric, zero-emissions car and the centerpiece of the brand’s Clean Mobility program

Fully electrified variant retains Soul’s funky design while delivering best-in-class3 EPA-estimated driving range of 93 miles4

IRVINE, Calif., September 11, 2014 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced pricing for the all-electric version of its hugely popular urban passenger vehicle, the Kia Soul. Offered in two trims, Base and + (Plus), the 2015 Soul EV MSRP will be $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base and $35,700 for the Plus (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500). With an expected introductory lease price of $249 per month, the Soul EV boasts best-in-class EPA-estimated range of 93 miles and MPGe4 of 92 miles on the highway and 120 miles in the city (105 miles combined). The Soul EV has also been honored with an industry-first automotive environmental validation by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for its innovative use of bio-based materials.

<em>2015 Kia Soul Interior</em>

2015 Kia Soul Interior

“With our iconic urban passenger vehicle’s wildly popular style and functionality mated to eco-friendly electric-drive technology that delivers best-in-class range, we’re confident that the Soul EV represents a winning combination,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing, KMA. “And with a starting MSRP of less than $34,000 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) and an expected introductory lease price of $249 per month, it represents a compelling value as well.”

At $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500), the Soul EV Base comes equipped with an array of standard features, including navigation, Rear Camera Display5, Bluetooth®6 hands free operation, power windows, power driver’s seat, cruise control, 6.6kW on-board charger and an exclusive HVAC system designed to extend driving range by minimizing energy draw. Also, every Soul EV comes standard with UVO EV Services7, which provide real-time battery-level status, distance to empty, and the ability to search for nearby charging stations. From the UVO EV smartphone app, owners can preset charging time and charging level ratios, as well as precondition the vehicle cabin with remote control of the HVAC presets.

The Soul EV Plus, priced at $35,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500), adds EV-unique leather trimmed seats, which are tri-level heated and ventilated for front passengers, while the rear outboard seats are heated for added comfort. The Plus also includes projection-style fog lamps and power-folding outside mirrors, rounding out the thoughtfully packaged, value-conscious electric vehicle offering.

And now it's time for the fine print, including the lease offer of $249 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing.

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

1 MSRP excludes $800 destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges. Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.

2 Anticipated lease offer terms of Soul EV base model (73222 LX 2.4L I4 6 A/T FWD): $249 per month for 36 months with $1,999 Due at Signing after $7,500 Federal Tax Credit has been applied to reduce cost of lease. Offer for qualified lessees subject to credit approval, dealer participation and vehicle availability. Offer based on Soul EV base model with MSRP of $33,700 . MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges. Actual prices set by retailer and may vary. Lease offered by Kia Motors Finance (KMF). No security deposit required. Incentives not available for other Kia vehicles. Soul EV expected Fall 2014; initially available in certain California markets only with limited availability. Actual limited time lease offer terms and further details to be announced around vehicle launch.

3 Competitive information obtained on Sep. 3, 2014 from fueleconomy.gov.

4 Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.