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2016 Kia Soul EV news, pictures, specifications, and information

Kia Expands Eco-friendly and Affordable Soul EV Lineup for 2016

•New 2016 Soul EV-e trim1 adds new value to the electric vehicle §egmènt
•New Sun & Fun Package for Soul EV+ (plus) adds a host of premium amenities, including panoramic sunroof

IRVINE, Calif., July 8, 2015 – The 2016 Soul EV marks the second year of Kia's first mass-market zero emissions, battery electric vehicle. For 2016, the Soul EV is offered in three trims – Soul EV-e, Soul EV, Soul EV+ (plus) – up from two in 2015. Offering a long list of standard equipment at a lower price point, the Soul EV-e brings new value for those lòòking for a fun and funky alternative in the EV §egmènt. The Soul EV+ continues as the range-topping trim, and is further enhanced for 2016 wîth the addition of the Sun & Fun Package. Additional 2016 enhancements standard across the Soul EV lineup include a charge port nozzle lock, an illuminated Aux/ÚSB port, and two new exterior colors: Shadow Black and Bright Silver.

The new Soul EV-e provides versatility and affordability while offering a long list of standard equipment. Eco-conscious drivers will appreciate standard features that include a DC fast charge port, 6.6-killowatt onboard charger, 3.5-inch OLED Supervision cluster, smart key wîth push button start and a driver-only ventilation function that closes the passenger vents to help maximize efficiency based on vehicle occupancy. The Soul EV-e also includes heated front seats, heated leather-wrapped §teering wheel, and FlexSteer™, as standard equipment.

The Soul EV trim carries over for 2016 wîth a number of standard premium features and content that adds to the Soul EV-e's equipment list. Front and center is the capacitive touch 8-inch navigation2 touchscreen wîth Rear Camera Display3 and ÚVO EV Services2, Kia's suite of telematics technology that incorporates the ability to search for charging stations, remotely check the state-of-charge and precondition the vehicle's interior temperature through the user's Smartphone. In addition, a heat pump HVAC system is standard, and helps improve energy efficiency to maximize driving range.

For 2016, the popular Soul EV+ (plus) is available wîth the new Sun & Fun Package, which includes a panoramic sunroof, LED interior lighting and speaker lights that pulse to the beats of the six-speaker audio system. Additional standard EV+ features include ventilated front passenger seats, heated rear outboard seats, leather trimmed seats, front and rear Park Assist, and power folding mirrors.

Vital Stats
Engine :
Power: 109 hp
Torque: 210 ft-lbs

6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
Addressing range anxiety, the entire Soul EV lineup offers an EPA estimated range of 93 miles4 and an EPA MPGe of 92 miles highway and 120 miles city for a combined mileage of 105 miles4. This class-leading range originates from the Soul EV's state-of-the-art 27kWh air-cooled, 200-watt-hour/kg Lithium Ion Polymer battery, located under the floor.


The Soul EV makes charging easy by plugging into any standard 120v outlet or a conventional 240v EV charger. Two charging ports are standard, including a SAE J1772 port for Level 1 and Level 2 AC, and a CHAdeMO DC fast-charging port (480v). Found behind a sliding door located in the front grille, the dual ports offer flexibility and increase the Soul EV's go-anywhere appeal, making it more convenient to charge inside the owner's garage or when on the road. Recharging times vary from 24 hours for a fully depleted battery using a standard 120v outlet to under five hours when plugged into a 240v outlet. An 80-percent charge can be achieved from empty in as little as 33 minutes wîth a 50 kW-output DC fast charger. Kia has partnered wîth three charger providers – Bosch, Leviton and AeroVironment™ – which gives Soul EV buyers an opportunity to select the unit best suited to their in-home needs.

The Soul EV has been honored wîth an -first automotive environmental validation by Únderwriters Laboratory (ÚL)5 for its innovative use of 52.7 lbs. of bio-based organic interior content. Bio-based plastics derived from cellulose and sugar cane are found in many areas within the cabin, including the door panels, headliner, seat trim, roof pillars and carpeting. In all, organic, bio-based materials are used in 19 different interior parts.

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA proudly serves as the 'Official Automotive Partner' of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900 flagship sedan** Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CÚV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle***, Sportage compact CÚV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the Únited States. Kia's Ú.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.

Source - Kia

Whats New

Soul EV-e
•New model for 2016 •California only
•Colors: Clear White and Bright Silver
•Nozzle locking function for SAE J1772 Port (inboard port)
•Illuminated AÚX/ÚSB port

Soul EV
•Nozzle locking function for SAE J1772 Port (inboard port)
•Illuminated AÚX/ÚSB port
•Colors: Shadow Black and Bright Silver

Soul EV+ (plus)
•Sun & Fun Package •Panoramic sunroof
•LED interior lighting
•Speaker Lights
•Nozzle locking function for SAE J1772 Port (inboard port)
•Illuminated AÚX/ÚSB port

Colors: Shadow Black and Bright Silver

Source - Kia
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