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KIA prices 2015 Soul EV starting at $33,700

Kia Motors America (KMA) announced pricing for the all-electric version of the Kia Soul. (Earlier post.) Offered in two trims, Base and + (Plus), the 2015 Soul EV MSRP will be $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).

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2015 Soul EV +. Click to enlarge.

With an expected introductory lease price of $249 per month, the Soul EV offers an EPA-estimated range of 93 miles (150 km) and 92 MPGe on the highway and 120 MPGe in the city (105 MPGe combined). The Soul EV has also been honored with an industry-first automotive environmental validation by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for its innovative use of bio-based materials.

At $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500), the Soul EV Base comes equipped with an array of standard features, including navigation, Rear Camera Display, Bluetooth hands-free operation, power windows, power driver’s seat, cruise control, 6.6 kW on-board charger and an exclusive HVAC system designed to extend driving range by minimizing energy draw.

Also, every Soul EV comes standard with UVO EV Services, which provide real-time battery-level status, distance to empty, and the ability to search for nearby charging stations. From the UVO EV smartphone app, owners can preset charging time and charging level ratios, as well as precondition the vehicle cabin with remote control of the HVAC presets.

The Soul EV Plus adds EV-unique leather trimmed seats, which are tri-level heated and ventilated for front passengers, while the rear outboard seats are heated for added comfort. The Plus also includes projection-style fog lamps and power-folding outside mirrors.

Comments

electric-car-insider.com

Kudos to Kia for bumping up the battery to 27kWh and range to 93 miles. That and CHAdeMO quick charge give the Kia an edge on the Focus Electric.

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