2016

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Introducing a vehicle that's as technologically advanced as it is fun to drive - the 2016 Kia Soul EV1. It's everything you'd want in a zero emission electric car. Explore Soul EV.

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Soul Power.

A 27-kWh, 360-volt, 192-cell lithium-ion polymer battery is designed for high-energy capacity, thermal stability and provides an official EPA-estimated range2 of 149 km on a full charge. Its flat design and location beneath the floor means there’s minimal battery intrusion into the cabin, which helps Soul EV provide plenty of interior space. It was engineered with state-of-the-art materials to increase durability while also reducing its weight and increasing energy density.

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Three ways to charge and go.

Two charging ports are located behind a sliding door in the front grille. The first port is for 120V charging — or 240V charging that allows a full charge in approximately five hours3. The second is an available DC Fast Charge port designed for 480V charging that can achieve an 80 percent charge from empty in 33 minutes.

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Slow down, charge up.

To help maximize Soul EV’s driving range, the regenerative braking system captures a portion of the vehicle’s kinetic energy. As you brake or coast, kinetic energy is captured and fed back into the battery.

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Charge status indicator.

Plug in your Soul EV and the charge status indicator illuminates with 3 light levels to tell you when you reach full charge. A clear view through the windshield lets you quickly check your status from outside your car.

Interior

Comfort at unexpected levels.

The Soul EV and iconic Soul were designed together to provide exceptional comfort and maximum flexibility. The Soul EV’s split-folding rear seats offer class-leading4 cargo space and a variety of storage options. And the under-floor battery means plenty of interior space for your friends. From the exclusive bio-sourced materials and available leather seating all the way down to the distinctive highlight stitching—this modern interior looks, feels, and does good.

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Eco-friendliest.

What does it take to be the first ever vehicle to receive UL Environment recognition? The rigorous evaluation of materials and manufacturing. Nineteen parts of its total interior mass are composed of bio-based materials, earning the Soul EV the first and only UL environmental claim validation in the industry.

Plus, the Soul EV is more than freedom from the pump and harmful emissions. On certain interior parts, we used paint that’s free of harmful chemicals like benzene so that you can breathe cleaner air5

Bio-Based

From headliner to trim to carpet, the Soul EV’s earth-friendly plastics are made from plant-based materials like sugar cane and corn, all validated by UL Environment.

Less VOC

The sound system, vent, and floor console are covered in BTX-free and water-borne paints, reducing levels of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC) for better air quality in the cabin.

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Roomier than the rest.

With the Soul EV, you don’t have to compromise interior space or versatility. From the 60:40 split-folding rear seats to the hidden luggage under tray for storing your 120-volt charging cord. Soul EV offers ample headroom, legroom and class-leading6 cargo space, to haul friends and all your gear.

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Electrifying Style.

When you feel the smooth grip of the standard heated steering wheel and queue up your favorite playlist on the six-speaker sound system, you know you’re in a Soul. And with the charge status indicator that tracks your charge level, and standard eco-friendly seats with contrast stitching for stylish comfort, the Soul EV interior offers a bold design with a purpose.

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Heated and air-cooled seats.

Standard heated front seats help ensure comfortable driving in cold weather. Enjoy optimal comfort in warm weather with available air-cooled front seats that circulate cool air through perforations in the seat.

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Tech

Next Level Tech.

The Organic LED Supervision instrument cluster controls useful technologies, and helps maximize driving range. You can also access important vehicle information such as range and charge status at a glance. The Soul EV comes loaded with energy-smart innovations. Managing your EV is simple, no matter where you are or where you plan to go.

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Set Your Soul.

With the Soul EV head-unit, you can pre-heat or pre-cool your car while it’s still charging. Set the time and temperature and the Soul EV will use the charger to power the heating and cooling systems instead of draining the battery. You'll be ready for the road without sacrificing range.

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Voice-command navigation.

The convenient voice-command navigation system has a vivid 8-inch multimedia interface. Call up a destination, find a point of interest, locate charge stations or type in an address on the touch screen and Soul EV will take you there7.

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Individual Ventilation.

To avoid significant air-conditioning energy drain, Soul EV allows you to select driver-only ventilation to completely shut off the airflow to the passenger-side vents for when you're driving alone.

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EV Range Enhancing Climate Control

Maximize range by minimizing waste. A highly efficient air conditioner and heater in one, the available heat pump utilizes waste heat from the car’s own power electronics to further your energy savings.

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Air Control

Air induction control automatically introduces outside air intelligently to help maintain the cabin temperature you want without using more energy. It’s also linked to a humidity sensor to help keep your windshield from fogging up.

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Eco-Dynamics.

Kia is always looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles and bring new, cleaner and more fuel efficient products to drivers around the world. We have employed a phased approach to guiding our eco-friendly technology developments, with the ultimate goal being zero-emissions.

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Exterior

Colourful and Cool.

Crafted for standout style, Soul EV offers a two-tone colour scheme, striking LED positioning lights and LED light bar taillights. It features exclusive aerodynamic 16-inch alloy wheels with super low rolling resistance tires to help improve efficiency and range. Soul EV owns a green, forward-looking design that gives new meaning to modern style.

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Stand out from the EV crowd.

The unique body-colour front bumper has a sleek, stylish look. And no gas engine under the hood means a grille-free front end for improved aerodynamics.

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Leave an impression.

It’s a departure that draws attention. The Soul EV features a strong and sporty rear lower fascia design. And no exhaust pipe means a cleaner, no-emissions drive.

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Performance

Tuned to the modern world.

It’s an electrifying and responsive drive with 210 lb.-ft. of instant torque. A smooth electric motor for quiet efficiency and thrilling performance with maximized range and assured handling.

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Engineered for quiet efficiency.

The Soul EV’s electric motor offers 109 horsepower and its unique, multi-layer magnet design provides quiet, smooth-power performance. Its lightweight design helps deliver swift acceleration for an exciting and efficient drive.

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Pure off-the-line punch.

With an electric drivetrain, there’s no revving up or switching gears. The Soul EV’s electric motor delivers 210 lb.-ft. of instant torque, giving you immediate responsiveness and smooth, dynamic acceleration the moment you put your foot on the pedal.

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All electric. All safe.

It’s good to know that Soul EV has your back with standard safety equipment like dual advanced front and dual front seat-mounted side airbags, as well as dual side curtain airbags, and stability control. With the Soul EV there is no reason to sacrifice on safety8.

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Rearview camera.

When you shift into reverse, the standard multimedia interface automatically displays a high resolution image from the Soul EV’s rearview camera. Like an extra set of eyes, it shows you what you might not see in the rearview mirror or by looking over your shoulder9.

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Front and rear parking sonars.

An available sonar system in the front and rear bumpers gives audible and visual warnings if it detects certain objects close to your vehicle when you’re parking9.

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EV peace of mind.

Soul EV’s standard four wheel-disc anti-lock braking system is the key to quick, reliable and well controlled braking – the kind that helps you avoid crash situations altogether. It also plays an important role in other safety features, including Soul EV’s standard Brake Assist System (BAS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management System (VSM)9.

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More reasons to love Soul EV.

You may be eligible for a provincial government incentive when you purchase a Soul EV. For more information, please select your province below.

Our Partners


Bosch delivers proven charging solutions to electric vehicle drivers across Canada and the world.

Soul EV owners will receive a complimentary charging station. See dealer for details.

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Enterprise is the largest car rental brand in North America, with more than 6,500 neighbourhood and airport locations worldwide.

Soul EV owners can take advantage of credits towards free car rentals and other benefits. See dealer for details.

Chargepoint is the world’s largest and most open public network of charging stations.

Soul EV owners will receive a complimentary Chargepoint driver kit, usable at any networked charging station. See dealer for details.

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Meet the 2016 Soul EV


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    • 8" multimedia interface with voice-activated navigation
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Charge status indicator
    • On-board AC charger (6.6kW)
    • Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity
     
     
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    • Air-cooled front seats
    • Leather seats (synthetic)
    • 480V DC fast charge port
    • Front and rear parking sonars
    • Heat pump (EV range enhancing climate control)
     
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    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Exclusive Titanium colour
    * Limited availability.

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Features & Specs


ExteriorSoul EVSoul EV
Luxury
16" two-tone alloy wheelsSS
P205/60R16 super low-rolling resitance tiresSS
Tire mobility kitSS
Projection headlightsSS
Automatic headlightsSS
LED positioning lightsSS
LED light bar taillightsSS
Fog lights-S
Body-coloured sideview mirrorsSS
Power, heated and folding sideview mirrorsSS
Sideview mirror signal repeatersSS
Automatic folding sideview mirrors-S
Body-coloured door handlesSS
Aeroblade wipers-S
Rear wiperSS
Panoramic sunroof5-O
Convenience & ComfortSoul EVSoul EV
Luxury
Air conditioningSS
Dual-zone automatic climate control with Clean Air IonizerSS
Heat pump (EV range enhancing climate control)-S
Rear climate ventilationSS
Anti-bacterial climate control buttonsSS
Cabin air filterSS
Battery heating systemSS
Virtual engine sound deviceSS
ECO and regeneration drive modesSS
6-speaker AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM satellite stereo2SS
8" multimedia interface with voice-activated navigation3SS
Bluetooth wireless technology4SS
AUX & USB inputsSS
Steering wheel audio controls with voice command functionSS
Organic LED Supervision instrument clusterSS
Power windowsSS
Power door locksSS
Keyless entrySS
Smart Key with push button startSS
Auto-dimming rearview mirror-S
Tilt and telescopic steering wheelSS
Heated steering wheelSS
FlexSteer driver selectable steering assistSS
Cruise controlSS
Washer fluid warning lampSS
Escort lightsSS
Trip computerSS
Exterior temperature displaySS
Cargo privacy cover-S
Cargo net-S
Charge status indicatorSS
120V AC charging cableSS
On-board AC charger (6.6kW)SS
480V DC fast charge port-S
Dual 12V power outletsSS
12V cargo area power outlet-S
Seating & TrimSoul EVSoul EV
Luxury
Bio-fabric cloth seatsS-
Leather seats (synthetic)-S
Dual-stage heated front seatsS-
Triple-stage heated front seats-S
Air-cooled front seats-S
Heated rear seats-S
60:40 folding rear seatSS
Front centre armrestSS
Height adjustable driver's seatSS
Leather-wrapped steering wheelSS
Leather-wrapped shift knobSS
Leatherette instrument cluster trimSS
Soft touch interior accentsSS
White high-gloss interior trimSS
Leatherette centre door trimSS
Satin chrome interior door handlesSS
SafetySoul EVSoul EV
Luxury
Dual advanced front airbagsSS
Dual front seat-mounted side airbagsSS
Dual side curtain airbagsSS
Front adjustable headrestsSS
4-wheel disc brakesSS
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)SS
Electronic parking brakeSS
Electronic brake distribution (EBD)SS
Panic brake assist system (BAS)SS
Electronic stability control (ESC)SS
Vehicle stability management (VSM)SS
Hill assist control (HAC)SS
Electric power steering (EPS)SS
Front seatbelt pretensionersSS
Side-impact door beamsSS
Impact-sensing door unlockSS
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)SS
2nd row lower anchors and top tethers for children (LATCH)SS
Child-safety rear door locksSS
Obstacle-detecting driver windowSS
Front and rear parking sonars1-S
Rearview camera1SS
S = Standard  - = Not Available
1 The parking sonar systems and rear-view camera are not a substitute for proper backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution when parking your vehicle.
2 SIRIUSXM logo and related marks are trademarks of SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio Inc.
3 When equipped with the navigation system, French voice commands may be limited.
4 The Bluetooth® wordmark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. A compatible Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled cell phone is required to use Bluetooth hands-free wireless technology.
5 Titanium exterior and panoramic sunroof available together only. Limited availability.
Engine
TypePermanent Magnet AC Synchronous Motor
Cooling systemLiquid-cooled
Horsepower109 hp (2730 – 8000 RPM)
Torque210 lb-ft. (0 - 2730 RPM)
Voltage360V
TransmissionSingle-gear reduction unit
Max Speed145 km/h
Battery27 kWh lithium ion polymer
On-board battery heater
Over-charge protection device
ChargerOn-board 6.6 kW
Portable trickle-charge cable 110-120 V
Charge Ports120 – 240 V
480 V fast charge port (EV Luxury)
Dimensions, mm (in)
Wheelbase2,570 (101.2)
Length4,140 (163.0)
Width1,800 (70.9)
Height1,600 (63.0)
Head room (front/rear)1,006/1,003 (39.6/39.5)
Shoulder room (front/rear)1,410/1,390 (55.5/54.7)
Leg room (front/rear)1,040/914 (40.9/35.9)
Hip room (front/rear)1,352/1,252 (53.2/49.3)
Curb Weight min-max, kg (min-max, lb.)
Minimum-Maximum1,492 – 1,515 (3,289 – 3,340)
Body & Chassis
LayoutFront motor, front wheel drive
Body typeSteel unibody
Front suspensionIndependent, MacPherson strut, coil springs with stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionCoupled torsion beam axle with mono tube shock absorber
SteeringElectric motor power assist
Brakes
Type4-wheel disc
ABS4 sensor, 4 channel
Front, mm (in.)299.7 (11.8) vented discs
Rear, mm (in.)284.5 (11.2) solid discs
Capacities, L (cu. ft.)
Passenger volume2,749 (97)
Cargo capacity, rear seats folded1,402 (49.5)
Cargo capacity, rear seats up532 (18.8)
Fuel Economy, (City/Highway), kW/100km (empg)
Driving Range149 km
Le/100km (litres equivalent)2.0/2.6