KIA Soul Electric Hatchback

150kW Explore 64kWh 5dr Auto

KIA Soul Electric Hatchback - 150kW Explore 64kWh 5dr Auto

Vehicle Information

List Price
£39,075.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Electric
Fuel Consumption
N/A
0-62 mph
7.9 secs
Engine Size
0.0 CC
No. of Doors
5
CO2
TBC g/km
By Line

The third generation Kia Soul is entirely wedded to battery power. Jonathan Crouch drives the Soul EV.

Ten Second Review

The Kia Soul comes only in all-electric form, so it's just as well that this brand's EV technology has hugely improved in recent times. To the point where almost anyone ought to be able to consider it. There's now also a choice of battery options for Soul EV folk. If you've been waiting for the right moment to join the battery-powered automotive revolution, that time may just have arrived.

Background

You might think that the full-electric car market could be pretty much divided into a couple of kinds of contender. There are relatively affordable ones, like the Nissan LEAF, the base version developed steadily to the point where its lithium-ion batteries can offer up to around 180 miles on a good day. Or for around twice the money, buyers can graduate to the more sophisticated battery technology that luxury models use - cars like the Jaguar I-PACE, the Audi e-tron, the Mercedes EQC and various Teslas. With these, a driving range of around 300 miles or more is the norm. That used to be a reasonable EV buying perspective. But in 2018, the Hyundai/Kia conglomerate turned up on the market with three EV models offering the kind of range you'd get in a luxury EV for the kind of price you'd pay for a more affordable one; namely the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Kia e-Niro and the car we look at here, the Kia Soul EV.

Driving Experience

Given that there are now no longer any combustion-engined versions of this Soul, it's just as well that this EV model's WLTP-rated all-electric driving range is quite lengthy - 280 miles, or up to 402 miles in the city. That's with the larger 64kWh battery pack that you get with the top 'Explore' model. The entry-level 134bhp 'Urban' variant has a smaller 39.2kWh battery pack, with a driving range of 171 miles - or up to 252 miles in a city setting. The 64kWh version is the one you'd ideally want and with 201bhp, it makes 62mph from rest in 7.6s en route to 104mph. For the 39.2kWh version, the figures are 9.9s and 97mph. On both Soul EVs, the suspension has been carefully worked on to try and deal with the effects of this car's rather prodigious 1,757kg kerb weight. Not enough to make this car feel anything like a satisfying steer through the bends though. The rather vague steering doesn't help here either. As with the Niro EV, the most impressive aspect of this Soul's powertrain lies with its adjustability. That's thanks to the provision of different driving modes (Normal, Eco, Eco+ and Sport) and the ability to change the amount of regenerative charging the car develops under braking. This regenerative set-up can be controlled through steering column-mounted paddle shifters, and once you've adjusted to it, it's straightforward to use.

Design and Build

If you happened to like previous versions of the Soul, you'd probably recognise this third generation model, which adds a more modern feel with a front end shaped by narrow lights and a trapezoidal grille. The rear features an LED light strip that wraps almost all the way around the rear screen. It's intended to be distinctive and needs to be to mask the boxy shape which is bigger this time round. This MK3 model measures in at 4,195mm, 55mm more than its predecessor. It's also 1,605mm high and 1,800mm wide and has a 2,600mm wheelbase that's 30mm lengthier than before. That's not enough to enable this Kia to offer more luggage space than its EV cousin, the Kia Niro EV (315-litres as opposed to 495-litres), but the Soul has an arguably nicer cabin and its higher roofline makes the interior seem much airier. There's also plenty of tech, with the 64kWh model featuring a smart 10.25-inch version of the brand's centre-dash touchscreen and a head-up display. One particularly nice touch is the provided button that enables you to control heat or chill only the driver's portion of the cabin if you're one-up and need to maximise range. The rear seat benefits from this MK3 model's 30mm increase in wheelbase length and the Soul's boxy dimensions, making this rear bench feel far more spacious than more conventionally styled comparable compact hatches with a similar roadway footprint.

Market and Model

Prices start from just under £33,000, which gets you the base 39.2kWh Soul EV 'Urban'. You'll need around £39,000 for the 64kWh Soul EV 'Explore' variant. Even the 'Urban' comes well equipped, with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and a reversing camera, plus Adaptive Smart Cruise Control and an 8-inch centre touchscreen. 'Explore'-grade adds roof rails, an SUV styling pack, rear parking sensors, black leather upholstery, privacy glass and a larger 10.25-inch centre infotainment screen. You also get plenty of safety tech across the range, including a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and blind spot monitoring. There are plenty of EV rivals in this part of the market, but most of them are unable to match this Soul's driving range. For a little less, there's Renault's ZOE or a Vauxhall Mokka-e. Nissan LEAF would cost quite a lot less too in its volume form, but you'd actually need that car in its uprated 62kWh 'e+' guise to match this Kia's driving range - a variant that costs around the same as a Soul EV 64kWh. BMW's i3 costs significantly more.

Cost of Ownership

Many potential customers love to fire up their spreadsheets and produce some involved calculations that attempt to answer the question of whether the electric model will work for them better than a diesel or petrol version over a representative ownership period. So let's see. We've already mentioned the 64kWh 'Explore' model's 280 mile WLTP-rated driving range and the 39.2kWh 'Urban' variant's 171 mile range. Obviously, to get anywhere near these official quoted range figures, you'll need to be using the two most sensible of the provided driving modes - 'Eco' or, ideally, 'Eco+', both of which slightly restrict throttle travel and climate system performance, the latter, majorly so. You'll need to maximise brake regeneration using the steering wheel paddles. And you'll also want to keep an eye on the drive indicator to the left of the instrument binnacle screen, staying in the lower blue 'Charge' zone and out of the upper white 'Power' section. The central part of the instrument binnacle display offers a selectable 'Energy Flow' monitor and a 'Driving Style' read-out which rates your driving in % terms in 'economical', 'normal' and 'dynamic' categories. You'll want to know that this Soul EV's charging times stack up to segment standards. Pretty well as it turns out. It's possible to replenish the 64kWh model's lithium-ion cells with a charge of up to 80% in just an hour and a quarter, providing you've got access to a 50kW DC fast charger. If you haven't, then a 7.2kW home wallbox will re-charge a Soul EV 64kWh completely in 9 hours 35 minutes. If you're somewhere with only a normal 3-pin plug 220V AC power supply to connect into, it'll take a yawning 31 hours to top the 64kWh variant up completely. If you can find a fast-charging 100kW charging station, that bigger battery can reach 80% of charge in only 54 minutes. Obviously, for the smaller 39.2kWh battery in the 'Urban' variant, the charging times are a little quicker. It can take just 54 minutes to recharge that smaller battery pack from 0-80 per cent using an 80kW rapid charger, while a 7.2kW home charger will replenish the battery from 0-100 per cent in 6 hours and 10 minutes. For owners without a dedicated home charger, a domestic plug socket can recharge the Soul EV 'Urban' from 0-100 per cent in 18 hours.

Summary

Car manufacturers are now getting a lot smarter when it comes to developing electric vehicles, something ably demonstrated by this Soul EV. Range anxiety used to be a sensible reason for not buying a full-battery-powered model but these days, that's becoming less of a credible excuse. For the majority of people, the 280 mile range figure offered in this Soul EV's 64kWh form will be quite sufficient. And though this Soul still costs quite a lot more than you'd have to pay for an average family hatch to buy, you'd quickly start making the premium back in day-to-day use. In a Volkswagen ID.3, you'd get an arguably classier interior. In a Nissan LEAF, you'd get more rear seat passenger space. But you'd have to be looking at the very priciest versions of both these cars to match the driving range the top version of this Soul EV can offer. And neither is quite as trendy to look at as a Soul, though of course, that's a matter of opinion. One thing's for sure: if you're serious about EV motoring, this car's a serious contender.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 10.25" Touch screen navigation with european mapping & traffic messaging channel
  • 7" Supervision colour cluster display
  • Adaptive smart cruise control function SCC
  • Apple car play/Android Auto with voice control
  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist (BCA)
  • Charging indicator on dashboard
  • Digital clock
  • Drive mode select - eco, eco+, sport
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • E-call
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Forward collision avoidance assist
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
  • Intelligent speed limit assist (ISLA)
  • Kia Connect (UVO)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
  • Motor driven power steering
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Reversing camera
  • Safe exit warning (SEW)
  • Speed limiter
  • Trip computer
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 x Rear USB-C ports
  • 2 x USB port in centre console
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Radio with MP3 compatibility
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • Aero blade wiper
  • All round electric windows with drivers and front passenger auto up/down function
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlight control
  • Automatic window defogger
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Dual full LED Headlamps
  • Electrically adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with LED indicators
  • Heated rear window
  • High beam assist
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED rear combination lights
  • Manual headlight levelling
  • Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Rear bulb fog lamp
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Roof colour door mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Solar glass windscreen and front windows
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • All-round height adjustable headrests
  • Centre cabin light
  • Centre console storage box
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Drivers seat power lumbar support
  • Dual height load floor
  • Front and rear door storage
  • Front centre armrest
  • Front cup holders
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Interior door lock/unlock function
  • ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Light grey headlining
  • Luggage area light
  • Luggage area load cover
  • Luggage net with hooks
  • Map lamp with sunglasses case
  • Passenger seat back pocket
  • Power driver seat adjustment
  • Rear centre headrest
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Shift by wire SBW
  • Single automatic air conditioning with driver function only
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
PACKS
  • SUV pack - Soul
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • All round 3-point seatbelts
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Front passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Impact sensing auto door unlocking
  • Manual child lock in rear doors
  • Regenerative braking level controlled by paddle shift mounted on steering wheel
  • Twin curtain airbags with roll over sensor
  • Twin front airbags
  • Twin front side airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SECURITY
  • Alarm system and engine immobiliser
  • Deadlocks
  • Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door locking
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Visible vehicle identification number
WHEELS
  • 17" Alloy wheels
  • Tyre mobility kit
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE DATA
  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty:70

  • Battery Capacity in kWh:64

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins):1740

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW:2.2

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins):555

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change:10-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW:7.2

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins):64

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change:10-80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW:50

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins):47

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change:10-80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW:80

  • Battery Leased:No

  • Battery Type:Lithium-ion

  • Charging Port Location:Front

  • Coupler/Connector Type:CCS Type 2

  • Maximum Charging Rate - kW:100

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage:100000

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years:7

  • Usable Battery Capacity:Not Available

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City:10.9

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb:15.7

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City:5.7

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb:4

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City:647

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb:451

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City:402

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb:280

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO:Not Available

  • CO2 (g/km):Data Not Available

  • HC:Not Available

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Noise Level dB(A):67

  • NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:Not Available

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:Not Available

  • Catalytic Convertor:Not Available

  • CC:1

  • Compression Ratio:Not Available

  • Cylinder Layout:Not Available

  • Cylinders:Not Available

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):Not Available

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):Not Available

  • Engine Code:Not Available

  • Fuel Delivery:Not Available

  • Gears:1 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:Not Available

  • Transmission:AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Combined (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:Not Available

  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Urban (mpg):Not Available

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:Yes

  • Badge Engine CC:Data Not Available

  • Badge Power:201

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:Not Available

  • Coin Series:Explore

  • Generation Mark:3

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:31D

  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:10

  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:5

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:12

  • Service Interval Mileage:10000

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:100000

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:7

  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:Not Available

  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:Not Available

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):7.9

  • Engine Power - BHP:201

  • Engine Power - KW:150

  • Engine Power - RPM:3800

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:291

  • Engine Torque - MKG:40.3

  • Engine Torque - NM:395

  • Engine Torque - RPM:3600

  • Top Speed:104

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:N/A

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:215/55 R17

  • Tyre Size Rear:215/55 R17

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Style:Not Available

  • Wheel Type:17" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1605

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4195

  • Wheelbase:2600

  • Width:1800

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):Not Available

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2180

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1339

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):315

  • Max. Loading Weight:422

  • Max. Roof Load:Not Available

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:Not Available

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:Not Available

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1758

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:10.6

By Line

The third generation Kia Soul is entirely wedded to battery power. Jonathan Crouch drives the Soul EV.

Ten Second Review

The Kia Soul comes only in all-electric form, so it's just as well that this brand's EV technology has hugely improved in recent times. To the point where almost anyone ought to be able to consider it. There's now also a choice of battery options for Soul EV folk. If you've been waiting for the right moment to join the battery-powered automotive revolution, that time may just have arrived.

Background

You might think that the full-electric car market could be pretty much divided into a couple of kinds of contender. There are relatively affordable ones, like the Nissan LEAF, the base version developed steadily to the point where its lithium-ion batteries can offer up to around 180 miles on a good day. Or for around twice the money, buyers can graduate to the more sophisticated battery technology that luxury models use - cars like the Jaguar I-PACE, the Audi e-tron, the Mercedes EQC and various Teslas. With these, a driving range of around 300 miles or more is the norm. That used to be a reasonable EV buying perspective. But in 2018, the Hyundai/Kia conglomerate turned up on the market with three EV models offering the kind of range you'd get in a luxury EV for the kind of price you'd pay for a more affordable one; namely the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Kia e-Niro and the car we look at here, the Kia Soul EV.

Driving Experience

Given that there are now no longer any combustion-engined versions of this Soul, it's just as well that this EV model's WLTP-rated all-electric driving range is quite lengthy - 280 miles, or up to 402 miles in the city. That's with the larger 64kWh battery pack that you get with the top 'Explore' model. The entry-level 134bhp 'Urban' variant has a smaller 39.2kWh battery pack, with a driving range of 171 miles - or up to 252 miles in a city setting. The 64kWh version is the one you'd ideally want and with 201bhp, it makes 62mph from rest in 7.6s en route to 104mph. For the 39.2kWh version, the figures are 9.9s and 97mph. On both Soul EVs, the suspension has been carefully worked on to try and deal with the effects of this car's rather prodigious 1,757kg kerb weight. Not enough to make this car feel anything like a satisfying steer through the bends though. The rather vague steering doesn't help here either. As with the Niro EV, the most impressive aspect of this Soul's powertrain lies with its adjustability. That's thanks to the provision of different driving modes (Normal, Eco, Eco+ and Sport) and the ability to change the amount of regenerative charging the car develops under braking. This regenerative set-up can be controlled through steering column-mounted paddle shifters, and once you've adjusted to it, it's straightforward to use.

Design and Build

If you happened to like previous versions of the Soul, you'd probably recognise this third generation model, which adds a more modern feel with a front end shaped by narrow lights and a trapezoidal grille. The rear features an LED light strip that wraps almost all the way around the rear screen. It's intended to be distinctive and needs to be to mask the boxy shape which is bigger this time round. This MK3 model measures in at 4,195mm, 55mm more than its predecessor. It's also 1,605mm high and 1,800mm wide and has a 2,600mm wheelbase that's 30mm lengthier than before. That's not enough to enable this Kia to offer more luggage space than its EV cousin, the Kia Niro EV (315-litres as opposed to 495-litres), but the Soul has an arguably nicer cabin and its higher roofline makes the interior seem much airier. There's also plenty of tech, with the 64kWh model featuring a smart 10.25-inch version of the brand's centre-dash touchscreen and a head-up display. One particularly nice touch is the provided button that enables you to control heat or chill only the driver's portion of the cabin if you're one-up and need to maximise range. The rear seat benefits from this MK3 model's 30mm increase in wheelbase length and the Soul's boxy dimensions, making this rear bench feel far more spacious than more conventionally styled comparable compact hatches with a similar roadway footprint.

Market and Model

Prices start from just under £33,000, which gets you the base 39.2kWh Soul EV 'Urban'. You'll need around £39,000 for the 64kWh Soul EV 'Explore' variant. Even the 'Urban' comes well equipped, with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and a reversing camera, plus Adaptive Smart Cruise Control and an 8-inch centre touchscreen. 'Explore'-grade adds roof rails, an SUV styling pack, rear parking sensors, black leather upholstery, privacy glass and a larger 10.25-inch centre infotainment screen. You also get plenty of safety tech across the range, including a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and blind spot monitoring. There are plenty of EV rivals in this part of the market, but most of them are unable to match this Soul's driving range. For a little less, there's Renault's ZOE or a Vauxhall Mokka-e. Nissan LEAF would cost quite a lot less too in its volume form, but you'd actually need that car in its uprated 62kWh 'e+' guise to match this Kia's driving range - a variant that costs around the same as a Soul EV 64kWh. BMW's i3 costs significantly more.

Cost of Ownership

Many potential customers love to fire up their spreadsheets and produce some involved calculations that attempt to answer the question of whether the electric model will work for them better than a diesel or petrol version over a representative ownership period. So let's see. We've already mentioned the 64kWh 'Explore' model's 280 mile WLTP-rated driving range and the 39.2kWh 'Urban' variant's 171 mile range. Obviously, to get anywhere near these official quoted range figures, you'll need to be using the two most sensible of the provided driving modes - 'Eco' or, ideally, 'Eco+', both of which slightly restrict throttle travel and climate system performance, the latter, majorly so. You'll need to maximise brake regeneration using the steering wheel paddles. And you'll also want to keep an eye on the drive indicator to the left of the instrument binnacle screen, staying in the lower blue 'Charge' zone and out of the upper white 'Power' section. The central part of the instrument binnacle display offers a selectable 'Energy Flow' monitor and a 'Driving Style' read-out which rates your driving in % terms in 'economical', 'normal' and 'dynamic' categories. You'll want to know that this Soul EV's charging times stack up to segment standards. Pretty well as it turns out. It's possible to replenish the 64kWh model's lithium-ion cells with a charge of up to 80% in just an hour and a quarter, providing you've got access to a 50kW DC fast charger. If you haven't, then a 7.2kW home wallbox will re-charge a Soul EV 64kWh completely in 9 hours 35 minutes. If you're somewhere with only a normal 3-pin plug 220V AC power supply to connect into, it'll take a yawning 31 hours to top the 64kWh variant up completely. If you can find a fast-charging 100kW charging station, that bigger battery can reach 80% of charge in only 54 minutes. Obviously, for the smaller 39.2kWh battery in the 'Urban' variant, the charging times are a little quicker. It can take just 54 minutes to recharge that smaller battery pack from 0-80 per cent using an 80kW rapid charger, while a 7.2kW home charger will replenish the battery from 0-100 per cent in 6 hours and 10 minutes. For owners without a dedicated home charger, a domestic plug socket can recharge the Soul EV 'Urban' from 0-100 per cent in 18 hours.

Summary

Car manufacturers are now getting a lot smarter when it comes to developing electric vehicles, something ably demonstrated by this Soul EV. Range anxiety used to be a sensible reason for not buying a full-battery-powered model but these days, that's becoming less of a credible excuse. For the majority of people, the 280 mile range figure offered in this Soul EV's 64kWh form will be quite sufficient. And though this Soul still costs quite a lot more than you'd have to pay for an average family hatch to buy, you'd quickly start making the premium back in day-to-day use. In a Volkswagen ID.3, you'd get an arguably classier interior. In a Nissan LEAF, you'd get more rear seat passenger space. But you'd have to be looking at the very priciest versions of both these cars to match the driving range the top version of this Soul EV can offer. And neither is quite as trendy to look at as a Soul, though of course, that's a matter of opinion. One thing's for sure: if you're serious about EV motoring, this car's a serious contender.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 10.25" Touch screen navigation with european mapping & traffic messaging channel
  • 7" Supervision colour cluster display
  • Adaptive smart cruise control function SCC
  • Apple car play/Android Auto with voice control
  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist (BCA)
  • Charging indicator on dashboard
  • Digital clock
  • Drive mode select - eco, eco+, sport
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • E-call
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Forward collision avoidance assist
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
  • Intelligent speed limit assist (ISLA)
  • Kia Connect (UVO)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
  • Motor driven power steering
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Reversing camera
  • Safe exit warning (SEW)
  • Speed limiter
  • Trip computer
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 x Rear USB-C ports
  • 2 x USB port in centre console
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Radio with MP3 compatibility
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • Aero blade wiper
  • All round electric windows with drivers and front passenger auto up/down function
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlight control
  • Automatic window defogger
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Dual full LED Headlamps
  • Electrically adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with LED indicators
  • Heated rear window
  • High beam assist
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED rear combination lights
  • Manual headlight levelling
  • Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Rear bulb fog lamp
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Roof colour door mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Solar glass windscreen and front windows
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • All-round height adjustable headrests
  • Centre cabin light
  • Centre console storage box
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Drivers seat power lumbar support
  • Dual height load floor
  • Front and rear door storage
  • Front centre armrest
  • Front cup holders
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Interior door lock/unlock function
  • ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Light grey headlining
  • Luggage area light
  • Luggage area load cover
  • Luggage net with hooks
  • Map lamp with sunglasses case
  • Passenger seat back pocket
  • Power driver seat adjustment
  • Rear centre headrest
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Shift by wire SBW
  • Single automatic air conditioning with driver function only
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
PACKS
  • SUV pack - Soul
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • All round 3-point seatbelts
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Front passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Impact sensing auto door unlocking
  • Manual child lock in rear doors
  • Regenerative braking level controlled by paddle shift mounted on steering wheel
  • Twin curtain airbags with roll over sensor
  • Twin front airbags
  • Twin front side airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SECURITY
  • Alarm system and engine immobiliser
  • Deadlocks
  • Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door locking
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Visible vehicle identification number
WHEELS
  • 17" Alloy wheels
  • Tyre mobility kit
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ELECTRIC VEHICLE DATA
  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty:70

  • Battery Capacity in kWh:64

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins):1740

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW:2.2

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins):555

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change:10-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW:7.2

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins):64

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change:10-80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW:50

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins):47

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change:10-80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW:80

  • Battery Leased:No

  • Battery Type:Lithium-ion

  • Charging Port Location:Front

  • Coupler/Connector Type:CCS Type 2

  • Maximum Charging Rate - kW:100

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage:100000

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years:7

  • Usable Battery Capacity:Not Available

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City:10.9

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb:15.7

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City:5.7

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb:4

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City:647

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb:451

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City:402

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb:280

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO:Not Available

  • CO2 (g/km):Data Not Available

  • HC:Not Available

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Noise Level dB(A):67

  • NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:Not Available

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:Not Available

  • Catalytic Convertor:Not Available

  • CC:1

  • Compression Ratio:Not Available

  • Cylinder Layout:Not Available

  • Cylinders:Not Available

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):Not Available

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):Not Available

  • Engine Code:Not Available

  • Fuel Delivery:Not Available

  • Gears:1 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:Not Available

  • Transmission:AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Combined (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:Not Available

  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Urban (mpg):Not Available

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:Yes

  • Badge Engine CC:Data Not Available

  • Badge Power:201

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:Not Available

  • Coin Series:Explore

  • Generation Mark:3

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:31D

  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:10

  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:5

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:12

  • Service Interval Mileage:10000

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:100000

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:7

  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:Not Available

  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:Not Available

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):7.9

  • Engine Power - BHP:201

  • Engine Power - KW:150

  • Engine Power - RPM:3800

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:291

  • Engine Torque - MKG:40.3

  • Engine Torque - NM:395

  • Engine Torque - RPM:3600

  • Top Speed:104

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:N/A

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:215/55 R17

  • Tyre Size Rear:215/55 R17

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Style:Not Available

  • Wheel Type:17" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1605

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4195

  • Wheelbase:2600

  • Width:1800

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):Not Available

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2180

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1339

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):315

  • Max. Loading Weight:422

  • Max. Roof Load:Not Available

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:Not Available

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:Not Available

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1758

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:10.6

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Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£465.35
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,188.13 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£387.79
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,490.11 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
39,075.00
Arrangements Fee
240 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
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Vehicle Information
List Price
£39,075.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Electric
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
Engine Size
0.0 CC
No. of Doors
5
CO2
TBC g/km
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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£465.35
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,188.13 inc VAT
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Ex VAT
£387.79
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,490.11 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
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Excess Mileage
TBC

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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£465.35
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,188.13 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£387.79
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,490.11 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC