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Kia Soul Electric Car To Be Released In 2014
Kia Motors Corp. And Hyundai Motor Company have already shown they are among the worlds most advanced automakers.
They are looking to prove that with the release of their second generation electric vehicles with improved functions and competitive pricing.
The industry buzz is that Kia may be very close to unveiling the follow-ups to their exisiting electric models, with the focus being on delivering an improved car at a more affordable price for the consumer.
We can expect to see Kia release the Soul EV as a follow-up to the Ray EV, with the expected release date to be in the first half of 2014.
The Kia Soul EV has received a great deal of attention, especially since it will be the first electric vehicle to be mass produced by Hyundai and Kia.
It will also be the very-first electic vehicle to be sold in the global market, including the US, Europe and China.
[UPDATE: Kia Soul EV spied without camouflage!]
Rumored Soul EV Specs
The 2014 Kia Soul EV is expected to deliver better performance and an increased mileage per charge.
It is believed the Soul EV will be capable of running about 200 km on a single charge, with a top speed of 140 km/h.
The powertrain will be full-electric and will take the Soul EV from 0-100 km/h in under 12 seconds, shaving 4 seconds off the best time by the Ray EV.
It’s also eexpected that the Soul EV will be more competitively priced than the smaller Ray, with sources saying that it could sell for around KRW 40 million ($35,000).
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