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7 best characteristics of the 2023 Kia Soul EV

2023-01-09

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The Kia Soul came out in possibly the worst era of the automobile industry. 2008 was a bad year for the automotive industry because of the financial crisis. A vehicle shaped like a box was kind of popular back then, but they quickly started moving out of the market. The Kia Soul stayed, and it was probably the best move ever made by the Korean Manufacturer. 

 

You may know the Soul later became one of Kia's very first electric SUVs. Today, the Kia Soul is a genuine automobile icon, and it's even more true for its electric version. The 2023 Kia Soul EV is a work of art and a piece of engineering. So, here are the 7 best characteristics of the 2023 Kia Soul EV.

 

1 – 248 to 383 km of range

 

Most EVs need a bigger battery to get a decent range, which usually takes out all the space. However, how the 2023 Kia Soul EV has been designed allows it to get different battery sizes. If you don't need much range, you can get the cheaper version and still benefits from 248 km of content at a full charge. If you need more range, the 64 kWh battery pack will get you up to 383 km of range on a single charge.

 

2 – 10.25'' multimedia screen

 

It is a real challenge for designers to be able to fit some equipment inside a more compact vehicle so everything is well balanced. I don't know how, but the 2023 Kia Soul got a 10.25-inch screen for its multimedia system, and it doesn't feel too big. Well done, Kia. Also, the multimedia system is very intuitive and feels natural.

 

3 – Full cargo space

 

Again, I am amazed to see how Kia fits the battery and every component of the electric powertrain, so it doesn't take up any cabin or cargo area space. This makes the 2023 Kia Soul EV one of the most practical subcompact electric vehicles on the market, thanks to its boxy shape as well.

 

4 – An iconic design

 

As I mentioned earlier, the Kia Soul earned its place in the classics of the automotive industry. Therefore, Kia kept its iconic shape over the years by making it evolve. Even 15 years after its original launch, the Kia Soul doesn't look even a day old.

 

5 – Ventilated seats

 

This is the kind of stuff you don't get in a subcompact vehicle usually, but the 2023 Kia Soul EV make offers ventilated seats in options.

 

6 – The driving experience is amazing

 

The Kia Soul EV drive is quiet, strong, and very balanced. It feels almost like a luxury car, and I mean it. The Interior is very well insulated. The EV powertrain is potent and makes the Kia Soul EV a lot of fun to drive.

 

7 – A big personality inside

 

The exterior of the 2023 Kia Soul EV is quite expressive, and it continues on the inside. There is a lot of work in the design of the sub-compact SUV dashboard and interior trim. Designers put a lot of effort into small details, making a massive difference in the end.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

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