Kia have announced that the next generation Kia Soul EV will be with us in the first half of 2019, this time with a 64kWh battery.
The price of the car is still unknown, but what Kia have told us is that the new Kia EV will pump out 204PS – that’s enough power to match its rival, the Hyundai Kona EV. It’s likely that the Soul will also match the Kona in range with 300 miles, however this won’t be confirmed until early 2019 as Kia are still testing the new model.
Underneath the exterior sits a new independent rear suspension set-up, which should massively improve the handling and driving dynamics.
The motor will be hooked up to a new four driver mode system that will control the power output. The driver modes available will be eco, comfort, sport and eco+, these settings will dictate the level of regenerative braking on offer, air con and heating settings, in order to provide the most efficient drive possible.
The regenerative braking system will be controlled by paddles behind the steering wheel, allowing you to store up any energy expelled from braking, and pump it back into the battery charge. Up in front of the driver, the Eco Pedal guide display will reflect the real time battery usage, based on the accelerator pedal input.
A range of advanced driver assistance and safety systems are expected to be fitted to the car as standard and it will feature a 10.25-inch colour touchscreen, connected up to a rear-view parking camera.
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