The Kia Soul is back in Ireland. If the first generation was only available for us in ICE version (though you might see a few BEV imports from the UK), the new one is exclusively available in Electric form, named e-Soul.
The e-Soul is a small crossover, similar in size to the Hyundai Kona, Renault Captur or Peugeot 2008. Its boxy shape allows a very good interior room compared to the competition.
It is for now only available in a long-range option (64kWh) but it will be as well in mid-range form (39kWh).
The 64kWh version has a 204hp motor allowing 0-100kph in just 7.9 seconds and WLTP range of 452km. The 39kWh is rated for 277km.
2 trims levels are on offer : The first version is the K2 (from €35,995) and is really well equipped : 17 inch alloys, 10.25” infotainment screen (with Android Auto and Apple Carplay), full LED headlights, front heated seats, lane keep assist or adaptive cruise control.
The K3 (from €37.495) adds a number of extra features such as heads-up display, blind-sport collision system, front parking sensors, full leather upholstery and power driver seat lumbar support.
The Kia e-Soul is already available for test drives at dealers but stock is limited for 2019 so make sure you enquire rapidly, should you be interested by this car.
Kia e-Soul 64kWh K2 : €35,995
Kia e-Soul 64kWh K3 : €37,495
Prices include, VAT, VRT, VRT rebate, SEAI grand, and exclude metallic paint and delivery charges.