The current 2019 Kia Soul EV’s 111-mile range is well below the range that EV buyers have come to expect. The new 2020 version of the Soul EV was expected to get an upgrade to 140 miles of range – but that also was below the new EV bogey of about 200 miles.
Kia responded at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show by announcing that the new Soul would utilize the same electric powertrain as found in the Kona EV and Niro Electric – making it the third flavor of a Hyundai-Kia long-range EV. The 2020 Soul EV, expected by mid-2019, should offer a driving range of more than 240 miles. The new Soul in all its powertrain variations will feature a sleeker front end and floating roof design.
BATTERY: 64 kWh
RANGE: TBD (Approx. 240 miles)
BASE PRICE: TBD