US pricing revealed for 2015 Kia Soul EV image

The South Korean manufacturer has revealed the pricing details and other specs for the US bound 2015 Soul with electric drive.

The battery-operated version of the best-selling model will be released into US showrooms shortly, with a base price of $33, 700. The model is also eligible for a federal tax rebate of $7,500, while Kia also presents a leas option for the model, costing $249 per month.

A key component of the automaker’s Clean Mobility program the electric version of the Soul comes with an EPA estimated average range of 93 miles (the mpg estimates are a little more awkward – at 92 miles on the highway, 120 city and 105 combined).

The model is offered in two trim options, with the Base going for the aforementioned $33,700, while the better equipped “+” goes for $35,700.

“With our iconic urban passenger vehicle’s wildly popular style and functionality mated to eco-friendly electric-drive technology that delivers best-in-class range, we’re confident that the Soul EV represents a winning combination,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Power comes from a 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that delivers electric energy to the 109 bhp (81 kW) and 210 lb-ft (284 Nm) of torque motor. The Soul Ev can reach 62 mph in under 12 seconds has an electronically limited top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h).