Kia Soul EV was first launched in the year 2014 as a model of 2015. This electric car by Kia was very popular then due to its impressive features and needless to mention its standard price. Presently it is being face lifted and soon it will hit the market as 2018 Kia Soul EV.
There are plenty of electric cars in the market at present and so it is of utmost importance that Soul EV gets an update. Before this car is launched officially, have a look at its essential redesigns and features.
Redesign of 2018 Kia Soul EV
It is being said that 2018 Kia Soul EV will get a boost in its range. This rumor turned true when a UK car magazine published it. One of the main changes in this facelift is increase in range (pure electric drive range) which will be available in 2018 version when it goes on sale for US market.
There are several other changes in exterior and interior features that have either been modified or added. James Hope, who is the national manager of US Kia Motor’s product communication, did not share any info regarding 2018 Kia Soul EV. But knowing that 2017 version of this car offers an EPA of around 93 miles many tipsters have said that this rate can be increased up to 100 miles with certain changes.
Interior and Exterior
Interior design will be changed in all probability and it will have a bit modified outlook. There will be more controls mounted on steering wheel and that will add to the ease of driving. All consoles are placed in the center to give an organized appearance of dash board.
With a touch screen interface, Bluetooth, navigation, USB port, AUX port, sound system, etc.; this car has got almost all essential technical consoles. Few of these consoles might be replaced with their latest version.
This is a compact car and exterior has a standard front fascia and impressive new hood on its rear section. It is not quite sure whether lights will be changed or not.
Now Kia will be increasing this range further which will bring tough competition to other brands producing similar electric cars.
Other models are not sitting idle. Volkswagen had already started face lifting their e-Golf to increase its range from around 83 miles to more than 100 miles. According to critics, 100 miles or range is not sufficient to compete in electric car market since
Chevrolet and Tesla had started modifying their Bolt EV and Model 3 respectively to give an EPA of around 200 miles. Chevrolet had also revealed that they aim to release Bolt EV soon offering EPA of 238 miles and price of around $37500. Heat of rivalry in electric car market is increasing at an enormous and experts believe that future world will rely almost completely on electric cars such as this one.
Price and Release date
No details regarding price of 2018 Kia Soul EV is speculated to be around $33,000. There are no such official announcements of its launch date but rumors believe that it was speculated to come out in the last phase of this year. So be on the look out!