Kia Soul EV hatchback (2020 – ) review

The Kia Soul EV is a small, all-electric SUV-like hatchback that rivals cars like the Hyundai Kona Electric, Volkswagen e-Golf and Nissan Leaf. It arrives in the UK in late 2019.

The Soul EV builds on the funky charm of its predecessor by maintaining the quirky styling, but upping the performance dramatically. It’s zippy to drive and boasts a very impressive 280-mile range on a single charge. If you’re in the market for an electric car, it’s definitely one of the first cars to check out.

Kia Soul EV 2020 (Image:

Kia Soul EV 2020 (Image:

The Soul has always been a bit different from the mainstream, and this latest version continues that trend. It’s got narrow headlights and the familiar boxy shape that continues from previous incarnations, and is slightly larger than the car it replaces. Exact UK specs haven’t yet been announced, but expect all models to have full LED headlights and at least 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as a choice of vibrant paint colours and options to have a different coloured roof.

The interior design of the Soul is a bit more funky than other models in the Kia range. You’ll even be able to specify an ambient lighting system that pulses in time with whatever music you’re playing. The seating position is high, looking out over the bonnet, and visibility is pretty good thanks to the boxy shape.

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