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2020 Kia Soul, Soul EV officially revealed

Kia has bared its third-generation Soul, with a more aggressive new face, a higher-tech interior and the introduction of an electric model packing a 64kWh battery. On the outside, the new Soul is 4196mm long, 1800mm wide and 1600mm tall...

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2019 Kia Soul teased again
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2019 Kia Soul teased again

Hyundai Motor Group, parent company of Hyundai and Kia, has issued a teaser for the new-generation Soul crossover on social media ahead of a full reveal at the Los Angeles motor show. After showing the new Soul's tail-light earlier this week, the manufacturer has now given us a glimpse at the sharper front end...


2019 Kia Soul to debut in LA - report
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2019 Kia Soul to debut in LA - report

The next-generation Kia Soul is reportedly scheduled for a global reveal at next month's Los Angeles motor show, including the all-electric Soul EV, which could be the only version of the boxy crossover bound for markets outside of the US and Korea...


Kia Ceed PHEV confirmed for 2019
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Kia Ceed PHEV confirmed for 2019

Kia Europe has confirmed it will add a plug-in hybrid version of its all-new Ceed Sportswagon during the second half of next year, with further models tipped to get electrified powertrains in the near future as well. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, Kia Europe's marketing boss, Artur Martins, said the Ceed PHEV will utilise the same hybrid system as the Niro PHEV crossover, which pairs a 104kW/147Nm 1...


2019 Kia Soul EV spied
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2019 Kia Soul EV spied

The 2019 Kia Soul EV has been snapped during testing, with pictures of the interior revealing its likely range. Although the body is just as camouflaged as last time we saw the car, the latest batch of spy pictures includes a few pictures of the interior. The central touchscreen shows the battery on 92 per cent and a range of 437km, which suggests the car will do around 500km on a full charge...


2019 Kia Soul EV spied with less camouflage
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2019 Kia Soul EV spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Kia Soul EV has been spied again this week on the streets of Europe, minus the black sheets and false body panels shielding previous prototypes. While the body is still wrapped in a swirly black-and-white disguise, we can see the overall shape of the new Kia Soul won't change drastically from the current model, meaning it should still appeal to current fans...


2019 Kia Soul Electric spied
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2019 Kia Soul Electric spied

The Kia Soul EV has been spied doing development laps around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Although this latest prototype is wearing the same level of disguise as the model spotted back in February, this vehicle is fitted with all the trim pieces it will use once in production. Despite the car bra, we can see the new Soul will retain the same overall shape and design theme as the first two generations...


Kia testing inductive charging on Soul EV
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Kia testing inductive charging on Soul EV

Kia has used its popular (in America, at least)  Soul EV to trial a new wireless charging system, making it easier to keep your battery-powered vehicle topped up at home. Developed in tandem with the Kia America Technical Centre (HATCI) and Mojo, a wireless technology company, the charger is the culmination of a three-year development process...


Hyundai, Kia take to Nevada roads for driverless testing
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Hyundai, Kia take to Nevada roads for driverless testing

There might soon be no human-controlled cars left in Nevada, with two more auto brands this week approved for driverless technology testing on public roads in the US state. Nevada already plays host to the autonomous projects of companies as varied as Google, Audi and Freightliner, but now the Korean pair of Hyundai and Kia have joined the fray...


Kia Soul EV : 160km-plus electric hatch revealed
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Kia Soul EV : 160km-plus electric hatch revealed

Set to become the South Korean brand's first-ever mass market electric vehicle, the Kia Soul EV has been officially unveiled at the Chicago auto show ahead of its third-quarter launch. The hero car of Kia’s ‘Clean Mobility’ program, the Soul EV – spied days before its official unveiling – will initially be sold in specific EV-ready US states California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland, with future expansion dependant on infrastructure and demand...


Kia Soul EV unveiled before official launch
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Kia Soul EV unveiled before official launch

The Kia Soul EV has been spied testing in Kansas City, Missouri ahead of its launch in North America next year. The full-electric Kia Soul will see the South Korean brand’s entry into the EV market and push the case to meet California’s ever-stringent zero-emission mandates. The electric Soul gains about 200kg in battery weight for a total weight of 1429kg...


Kia signals direction for next-gen in-car technology
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Kia signals direction for next-gen in-car technology

Kia has showcased 24 concepts for future telematic and infotainment technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with a focus on hands-free control systems. The technological showcase is designed to show how telematic and infotainment systems can serve to improve both the safety and connectivity of its cars...


Kia Soul EV to offer 193km range
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Kia Soul EV to offer 193km range

Specifications of the upcoming Kia Soul EV have been released, with the South Korean car maker promising a "best in class" range of more than 190km. The Kia Soul EV – Kia’s first zero-emission, all-electric vehicle to be sold outside of Korea – is equipped with a 27kWh lithium-ion polymer battery making it capable of travelling up to a claimed 193km on a single charge...


Kia Soul EV confirmed for production
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Kia Soul EV confirmed for production

The long-rumoured Kia Soul EV will go into production from next year. The Kia Soul EV has been spied testing several times since the conventionally powered car debuted in March, however Kia has declined to publicly confirm the all-electric version's existence until now. Kia says the Soul is one of its best selling model lines, and a zero-emission, all-electric version of the car is a natural extension of the range...


Kia Soul EV: Korean's first global electric car spied
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Kia Soul EV: Korean's first global electric car spied

The long-rumoured Kia Soul EV has been spotted testing on public roads for the first time. CarAdvice's spy photographers captured the partially camouflaged Kia Soul EV prototype near the South Korean manufacturer's European headquarters in Germany, revealing a number of the upcoming electric small car’s unique design features...


Kia Soul EV due in 2014: report
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Kia Soul EV due in 2014: report

An all-electric Kia Soul based on the next generation of the boxy small car will provide the Korean brand with its first globally available electric vehicle when it launches in 2014. According to a report from UK publication Autocar, the company has confirmed the plan for the Kia Soul EV, which will join the all-new conventional internal combustion-powered model that is destined to launch in Australia in 2014...