The South Korean based automaker Kia is planning to develop an electric version of the Soul once the new generation of the model will hit the market.

The 2014 Kia Soul Electric, as it was named for the moment, is expected to make its public debut in February at the Chicago Auto Show, but the company might also hold the model off until the April New York Auto Show in order to get better television coverage. The development of the new Kia Soul Electric has also been confirmed by Benny Oeyen, a company’s official.

“Kia’s all-new Soul will come to Europe as an electric car”, said Benny Oeyen, during the launch of the facelifted Sorento model.

Additional details on the new electric version of the Kia Soul are limited for the moment, but as a quick reminder, the Kia Soul has received a discreet facelift back in 2011 and the model was fitted with LED daytime running lights, modified front and rear bumpers and some other things inspired from its larger brothers the Picanto and the Rio. The Kia Soul is the second most popular model in the United States which is coming from South Korea.



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