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With sales figures posting significantly higher than expected, Kia Motors America is changing its market strategy for the Soul EV by looking beyond zero emission “compliance” states. After the initial debut of the Soul EV last October in California, Kia planned to send the battery electric to markets in Oregon, New York, New Jersey and […]

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Finishing ahead of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Honda Fit and Subaru Legacy, Kia’s electric version of the Soul was announced today as the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Green Car of the Year. “Kia Canada is honored to receive the Green Car of the Year award as selected by the voting AJAC membership” said […]

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Come on, you have to admit that those hip-hop dancing hamsters in their baggy clothes that pitched the Kia Soul soon after it went on sale in 2010 were cute. For the introduction of an all-new 2014 Soul, the little guys slimmed down and buffed up at the gym for the commercial’s sound track. Hey, […]

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After the success of the Soul EV in California surprised Kia’s executives, the company announced it will be changing – and expanding – which markets the vehicle will be available in next. “We were kind of shocked how well it was received. It’s been a huge hit,” Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning at […]

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Can the Soul EV really attain its official UK homologated range of 132 miles? Next Green Car gave it a try. To prove the homologated range of 132 miles of the Soul EV, Kia Motors UK set up a real-world range test, neutrally conducted by external eco and green car experts, Next Green Car. For […]

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Less than two months after its global media launch, and only weeks after becoming available to Canadian consumers, the Kia Soul EV has just picked up its first significant award. At a press conference held today in Toronto, Ontario, the Kia Soul EV was awarded the “Best City Car” designation from the Automotive Journalists Association […]

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Kia has garnered a lot of fans for its Soul, a squared-off mini-ute that proves style and practicality can go hand-in-hand. For its first EV marketed outside its home country, Kia decided to convert the funky box on wheels which breaks the mold of the more-often seen hatchback configuration. And, after having driven it at […]

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Pricing for the all-electric version of the Kia Soul has been revealed. The Soul EV will be offered initially in California in two trims, Base and + (Plus), with MSRPs of $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base and $35,700 for the Plus (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500). Kia […]

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Kia Motors America (KMA) wants to improve the EV charging network in advance of the Soul EV’s California arrival during the third quarter of this year. Kia is adding of 17 new DC fast chargers to California’s already-existing network of 198, charger. KMA said its EV charging infrastructure plan provides Soul EV buyers with broad […]

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Kia’s hamsters are back. In the latest installment of Kia Motors America’s ad campaign, the hamsters are found inhabiting a high-tech, high-energy laboratory and unleashing their inner mad scientists to create an eco-friendly Soul. Kia said set to the infectious beat of Maroon5’s never-before-heard song “Animals,” sparks fly and jaws drop when a surge of […]

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