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2016 Kia Soul EV Adds $2,000 Cheaper Entry-Level Model, New Equipment


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Kia has added a new trim level for the 2016 Soul EV, which lowers the price of the vehicle by $2,000. There’s a catch, however: the Soul EV-e model is only available in California.

Hyundai And Kia Developing Wireless Charging System For EVs


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Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, a wireless power technology company, have received federal funding to research and develop a system capable of fast charging an electric vehicle wirelessly.

KIA Unveils Electric All-Wheel Drive Trail'ster Concept


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In short, the KIA Trail'ster concept is a stylish e-AWD turbocharged CUV, based entirely on the brand's iconic Soul model. It's cute, capable and very efficient.

Kia Trail’ster e-AWD Concept Shows Some More Metal


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As you may remember, Kia plans to unveil an all-wheel drive study at the Chicago Auto Show next week - today they told us that it will be called the Trail’ster e-AWD Concept.

Kia's Chicago Auto Show Surprise is an e-AWD Crossover Concept


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Kia wants to keep us on our toes about its new concept study for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show that opens for the media on February 12.

5 Stars for Renegade and A3 E-Tron in Latest Euro NCAP Session [w/Videos]


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Euro NCAP has released the results of the last safety assessment of the year, which included the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV.

Kia Soul EV Priced at £24,995 in the UK With Government Grant


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If 132 miles (211 km) seems like enough (claimed) autonomy for an all-electric vehicle, then the new Kia Soul EV might be worth a look. It’s now been priced at £24,995, after you’ve detracted the £5,000 government grant.

Check Out Kia's Colorful 2014 SEMA Show Lineup


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Kia has released new photos and details of its four SEMA Show concepts based on the Sedona, Soul EV, and K900 production models.

Reflecting the theme “A Day at the Races,” Kia’s tuning concepts celebrate Kia’s 2014 Pirelli World Challenge Manufacturers Championship.

Kia Previews SEMA Lineup with Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV


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Although Kia promises that its 2014 SEMA Show lineup will “highlight the imprint motorsports has left on the brand’s DNA,” we struggle to see anything motorsports-related at the Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV.

Current Kia Soul May Gain 200 HP Turbo, All-Wheel Drive for Next-Gen Model


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The Kia Soul looks like it was styled after an SUV (which it was), but in actual fact, it's just like any other city-oriented hatchback – only taller and boxier. These last two qualities put it in a niche of its own, especially in the States. It never got all-wheel drive, not even optionally, nor has it ever been a thriller to drive.

Kia MIXXs and MAXXs its UK Soul Lineup


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It only took Kia a few months after the UK launch of their second-generation Soul to expand their lineup with two new models.

New Electric 2015 Kia Soul from $33,700, Sans $7,500 Tax Rebate


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Kia released pricing for its first battery-powered model in the US, the 2015 Soul EV, which starts at $33,700, not including an available federal tax rebate of $7,500.

In Seoul, Pope Francis Gets a Kia Soul


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The Kia Soul is best known as a hamster mobility device, so it's an unlikely choice for a pope. But hey, Pope Francis also has a Renault 4.

Kia Unnoticeably Updates US Market Soul for 2015 Model Year


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Kia kept the number of updates it’s brought to its Soul to a bare minimum, when it refreshed the model for the 2015. That’s not at all surprising, since it’s only had one year on the market, being an all-new model that debuted in 2013.

Kia Starts Production of All-Electric Soul in Korea


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Looking at the Kia Soul EV from a purely pragmatic perspective provides plenty of persuasive arguments to steer you its way, if you’re in the market for something completely electric, with above-average (claimed) range, unusual styling and excellent interior practicality.

Kia Recalls 7,000 Sportage and Soul Models in the UK


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A potential defect with the seat-belt pre-tensioner on certain model year Soul crossovers and Sportage SUVs has prompted Kia to issue a recall on these vehicles in Britain.

WardsAuto Names its 10 Best New Interiors for 2014 – What do you Think?


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Everybody loves a Top 10 list and WardsAuto delivers two of the more prestigious annual awards of the kind in the industry, one for the best powertrains and the other for the top new interiors (see the magazine's 2012 picks here and the 2013 here) . This week, Ward's released its 10 top interior choices for 2014 from "a pool of 41 new or redesigned vehicles" already available or set to go on sale soon in the USA.

Rumors Spawn Two-Door Kia Soul Crossover Render


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Reports about Kia mulling a two-door (or three if you include the tailgate) version of the Soul with or without a metal top above its head have been going around ever since the Koreans introduced their interpretation of Japan's box-style cars, with the most recent landing on the web just last month.

New Kia Soul Mk2 Launches in the UK Priced from £12,600


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Kia's second generation Soul has landed in Britain, bringing with it promises of greater space, a higher quality cabin and sharper driving dynamics. It's offered with a choice of two 1.6-liter engines, five trim grades and on-the-road prices ranging from £12,600 to £21,550.

Kia Rumored to be Mulling Two-Door Soul


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The (mostly American) public has really taken a liking to Kia’s boxy Soul, a crossover that manages to stand out in a ridiculously crowded sector it even shares with premium cars like the MINI Countryman.