The change of generations “peace” hatchback 2018-2019 Kia Soul was held in . a new generation of car presented at the exhibition in New York. The February motor show in Chicago showed that the work on the development of models continues. 2018-2019 Kia Motors America (KMA) offers customers Soul EV electric vehicle available for sale in the second half of . Retrieved novelty will be the first in US residents, but only those states where electric cars are popular.
2018-2019 Kia Soul EV looks different from its counterpart to the internal combustion engine of a lack of false radiator grille, instead of which there was a sliding panel that hides the connectors for recharging. A feature of the Korean electric vehicle has become a combination of body painting, reminiscent of the concept Track’ster, shone on the stage of the Chicago Auto Show two years ago. In the first case, white hatchback has a blue roof, the second – all on the contrary, the third palette includes shades of silver combined with a white roof.
The car has received the distinctive alloy wheels dimension of 16 inches wheels and tires with low rolling resistance. The advent of lithium-ion polymer battery robbed a total of 144 liters of volume of the interior space, although in general, nothing terrible has happened – Soul in its class is one of the most spacious models.
The movement of new environmentally friendly electric motor is 109 horsepower with a torque of 285 Nm, realized the front axle via a single-stage gearbox. The hatchback accelerates from zero to hundred kilometers per hour in about 12 seconds and reaches a top speed of 145 km / h. the battery capacity of 27 kWh enough to overcome the 160 kilometers distance.
Efficient regenerative braking system can be used to charge the traction battery to 12 percent of the kinetic energy of the car. The process of charging a fully discharged lithium-ion polymer battery takes five to 24 hours. Special 50-kilowatt charger allows you to “revive” the traction battery to 80 percent in 33 minutes.
To finish the electric Soul EV 2018-2019 Kia seat uses a gray fabric or leather. Leather and other elements of an interior decorated with blue stitching. It helps conserve battery power advanced climate system with a heat pump, which uses the heat generated by the components of the power unit and the battery to heat the passenger compartment. If necessary, the air is supplied only to the driver – passenger air lines overlap.
The car is equipped with a multimedia system UVO with 8-inch display and a 5-year subscription to SiriusXM services, including satellite radio, navigation, station locations maps fast charging, weather reports, information on road conditions, etc. an electric Soul Pricing will be announced closer to the start of series production.