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8. 2016 KIA Soul EV

STARTING PRICE: $33,950

8. 2016 KIA Soul EV

 

What’s New?

The 2016 model of the Kia Soul EV essentially adds different tiers to the car. Kia has added the option to purchase the base model, as well as the lower priced EV-e trim model. If more cost isn’t an issue there is also the new addition of the Sun & Fun package that adds a panoramic sunroof, LED interior lighting and pulsating speaker lights.

Exterior Features

The 2016 model come in a two-tone paint color scheme. The blue projector-beam headlights and LED rear combo lights create extra visibility. The Soul comes equipped with aerodynamic 16” wheels and super low rolling resistance tires. The 2016 Kia Soul EV comes in red/black, blue/white, silver/gray, cobalt, lime, and red.

Source: Edmunds.com, 2016 KIA Soul, 2016 Electric Cars, Hatchback Cars, South Korean CArs

Source: Edmunds.com

Interior Features

The seating inside the Soul is made with Biomaterials that help create cleaner air. The interiors pieces and dash are made from earth-friendly plastics. The 60/40 split folding rear seats add to the 49.5 cubic feet of interior room. The standard steering wheel is heated and houses audio controls. Both front seats slide and tilt forward and back. The interior color scheme is two-tone like the exterior and matches depending the exterior color you purchased.

Technology

The Soul is optimized with energy efficient technology. The OLED 3.5” touch screen displays everything from media to climate controls. The UVO EV services allows connectivity between the car and a mobile device to access battery status, indoor climate and other alerts on the go. Set charging times and ranges on the fly while staying plugged in. Control the indoor climate, door locks and power when away from the car.

Engine/Fuel Efficiency

The electric engine in this years Kia Soul boasts 109 HP with 210 lb. –ft. of instant torque. The regenerative braking system improves handling and uses the kinetic energy to help charge the battery as you drive. The electric motor allows for all 210 lb. –ft. of torque to be used right when you start driving to improve responsiveness. The fuel efficiency of the Kia Soul EV is 93 MPGe off of a full charge.

Source: Kia.com, 2016 KIA Soul, 2016 Electric Cars, Hatchback Cars, South Korean Cars

Source: Edmunds.com

Safety

This EV comes standard with front, front-side impact, and front and rear side-curtain airbags. Other features include the anti-lock brakes, electronic traction and stability control and pedestrian sensor warnings.

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