2016 Kia Soul EV goes official image

Kia has taken the wraps off the 2016 Soul EV, which has received a series of updates along with a new entry-level version.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2016 Kia Soul EV has received a new entry-level model, which is available from 31,950 USD. The model in question is coming with features such as the multi-function steering wheel, the Bluetooth connectivity, the six-speaker audio system, heated front, heated steering wheel and several other goodies. All examples of the vehicle are also getting the two new exterior colors, the Shadow Black and the Bright Silver, the charge port nozzle lock, the illuminated AUX / USB port and that’s about all.

“The 2016 Soul EV marks the second year of Kia’s first mass-market zero emissions, battery electric vehicle. For 2016, the Soul EV is offered in three trims – Soul EV-e, Soul EV, Soul EV+ (plus) – up from two in 2015. Offering a long list of standard equipment at a lower price point, the Soul EV-e brings new value for those looking for a fun and funky alternative in the EV segment”, says the carmaker in its press release.

The 2016 Kia Soul EV range-topping model is getting the panoramic sunroof, the LED interior lighting and the speaker lights which are pulsing on the beats of the audio system, on the Sun & Fun Package, adding an extra 1,100 USD to its cost. Under the hood, the model is taking its power from an electric motor, which is rated at 109 HP (81 kW) and 284 Nm (210 lb-ft) of torque, backed up by the 27 kWh lithium-ion battery. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) this needs 11.3 seconds and top speed is 144 km/h (90 mph).