Kia to offer Soul in Europe as electric car only

Kia wants to keep its Soul lineup exclusively electric in Europe. The decision was made against the backdrop of falling sales of the fossil-fuelled versions of their little car. A turbo Soul called the Final Edition marks the change.

Kia have made up their mind and so there will be no other Soul but the Soul EV be available at dealerships across Europe. For the Koreans the switch reflects the reality of a market, where most people opted for the all-electric version, particularly at a time when there were not many EVs on sale.

Kia Soul EV (Image: T. Larkum)

Kia Soul EV (Image: T. Larkum)

But also today, sales are strong. In Germany for example, of those 2,245 Kia Soul sold this year so far, 1,899 had an electric drive.

Moreover, Kia is about to release the next generation, this time sitting on the same platform also used for the Kona and Niro plug-ins.

Read more: Electrive

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