New Kia Soul EV’s Maximum Range Will Not Exceed 200 Miles

The new generation Kia Soul is currently in testing phase and, unsurprisingly, it will be joined by a zero-emission version.

Set to replace the current Soul EV, the new generation will reportedly share its platform with the Niro EV and Hyundai Kona EV, according to etnews.

Now, the latter was already unveiled, and it promises up to 470km (292 miles) of range on a single charge when equipped with the 64kWh battery pack.

However, the all-electric Soul will apparently get only 300km (186miles) of range, which is less than the Hyundai, but a significant improvement over the current model’s 179km (111 miles) range.

The Korean publication gives no details on the battery pack, but if the information is correct, then it should have with a smaller capacity than that of its Hyundai sibling – and if it eventually gains the latter’s battery, then it will likely be offered on higher trim levels.

In addition to the mechanical upgrades, the 2019 Soul will maintain its boxy shape, but it will have a larger footprint compared to its predecessor. Kia will launch the new Soul later this year, probably during the second half, powered by traditional petrol and probably diesel engines, too, and the fully electric variant should join the lineup later.

Note: 2019 Kia Soul prototype pictured

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  • no25
    • Bash

      Good catch! lol

      • Sam Nigel

        shut up gay white boy. LMAO

        • Bash

          you are not funny, and I’m not white.

    • Sam Nigel

      another dumbass troll.

      • no25

        how am I trolling? I pointed something out. you, sweetheart, are the only troll. have a nice day.

  • Bash

    With this camo, the face up front, looks like it doesnt have any soul!

    • Sam Nigel

      And yet you’re still an idiot. LOL

      • Bash

        I feel sorry for ppl like you.

        • no25

          dont worry about him too much, Bash. he was banned by CS, and created a new account because he has nothing better to do with his life. he trolls everyone

        • JohnCarscoop

          #Bash – we banned him and he opened a new account. Just flag his comments (on the top right corner on each comment)

          • Bash

            Thanks!

  • diesel_vdub

    Reserving judgement till its actually revealed or better spy shots are available. Nothing can really be told from these pics, but yeah, doesn’t look like a Soul. Certainly not making me want to upgrade from my 2014 Soul !

  • TrevP

    What is with that head rest?

  • JohnCarscoop

    Just flag these type of comments and we’ll take care of it.

    • no25

      Okay, thank you!

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