2018 Kia Soul EV Range, Price, Release Date – Once companies bring out their all-electric model, next phase is increasing the range. Whenever it arrived in 2014 Kia Soul EV was included with a 93-mile range which was at that time quite enough. The good news is it just isn’t as there are rumors of brand new Chevrolet Bolt EV can have a 238-mile range. And that’s two as well as a half times more. But that doesn’t discourage Kia to take one step at a time. 2018 Kia Soul EV will include minor usual styling tweaks and larger battery pack.
2018 Kia Soul EV Minor Updates
The average soul got some minor tweaks for 2017 model year, although the EV model didn’t. So 2018 Soul EV will undergo these changes. Those are new headlights and new rear lights.
Regular Soul got redesigned air intakes, which, of course, aren’t required in the EV. And that needs to be it. However, many reports claim that 2018 Kia Soul EV will even reap the benefits of new exterior colors.
2018 Kia Soul EV Bigger Batteries
That isn’t something which is the priority for buyers of electric models. It’s the range. According to reports, 2018 Kia Soul EV will receive a bigger battery pack. The 27-kWh battery pack will get 3-kWh more. With a 30-kWh battery pack, the brand new range of Soul EV will probably be 112 miles. And that’s 20 miles over the current range. The electric motor won’t proceed through any mechanical updates. Thus it will produce 109 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Kia Soul EV Price
We already claimed that Bolt EV goes over 200 miles per full charge. However, it isn’t the only one. 2017 Hyundai Ionic Electric already includes a 128-mile range per full charge with even smaller battery pack, 28-kWh. In other words, Kia has a lot more try to do whether it plans on ruining other carmakers day. 2018 Kia Soul EV can have slightly larger price than currents $32.250. But it is still cheaper than Bolt EV, but nevertheless more pricey than Hyundai Ionic Electric. But buyers must have under consideration that Soul EV is a crossover SUV, unlike other mentioned models.