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).