Wednesday , May 12 2021

The new Kia Soul EV revealed in the LA show with more power and range

The 64kWh lithium-ion battery with coolant fluid in Soul EV has a significantly higher power density than the old package. Kia claims it is still testing the car to determine its official sequence, but it would be a surprise if at least it did not coincide with 301 miles from e-Niro, all Soul EV are equipped with fast charging CCS DC capability.

Unlike the old soul, all variants use the new fully independent rear suspension, which is claimed to significantly improve handling and driving. Four driving modes allow the driver to balance the maximum power and the maximum range, while smart regenerative braking can be adjusted by paddle mounted on the steering wheel. The system can also adjust the amount of regeneration based on the vehicle detected in front of the car.

Inside, the soul is reconstructed, with a focus on improving the standard equipment and technology. A new 10.25-inch touch screen is standard, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with voice recognition. Selecting the transmission is controlled by a new rotary gearbox in the center console.

Together with a complete package of active driver features, Kia added Soul EV's new telecommunications system "UVO", allowing drivers to monitor the car's status and control various functions through a smartphone application. Buyers can also send a planned route to the car's navigation system remotely.

Further details of the European and British specification Soul EV are still not revealed, but we know that it will not arrive in Britain until a few months after the release of the European edition of the car in 2019.

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