New Lengthy-Vary Kia Soul EV Set To Debut At LA Auto Present

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Gross sales of fuel model scheduled to kick off in Q2 of 2019, EV shortly after.

We’ve seen spy images of the next-generation Kia Soul a few occasions in the previous few months and it’s solely pure debut is imminent. Our mates from The Korean Automobiles Weblog report the usual ICE-powered and fully-electric variations of the automotive will make their official premieres on the Los Angeles Auto Present within the second half of November this yr.

Nothing is confirmed in the mean time, however it’s believed gross sales in the USA will kick off within the second quarter of 2019. Curiously, phrase on the road is Europe will get solely the EV variant, however we’ll have to attend six months or so to seek out out whether or not that is appropriate.

So far as the Soul EV is anxious, it should use the powertrain of the Niro EV, which could imply that two battery packs will probably be on sale – with 34 kWh or 60 kWh (although we’re leaning in direction of simply the smaller pack being supplied within the Soul). The bigger of the 2, if supplied, ought to present a spread of roughly 300 miles (485 kilometers). Peak energy is believed to be round 201 hp (150 kW) with a most torque within the area of 290 lb-ft (392 Nm). The Soul EV will probably be focusing on annual gross sales of about 20,000 models by 2020.

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Supply: The Korean Automobiles Weblog


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