Pricing for 2015 Kia Soul EV announced

Kia Motors America (KMA) has announced pricing for the all-electric version of its urban passenger vehicle, the Kia Soul.

Available in two models, Base and + (Plus), the 2015 Soul EV MSRP will be $33,700 (excluding tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base and $35,7001 for the Plus (excluding tax rebate of $7,500).

An introductory lease price of $249 per month is expected and the Soul EV includes best-in-class EPA-estimated range of 93 miles and MPGe4 of 92 miles on the highway and 120 miles in the city.

In addition, the Soul EV has been privileged with an automotive environmental validation by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 5 for bio-based material parts first time in industry.

The style and functionality of a urban passenger vehicle is combined with eco-friendly electric-drive technology delivering best-in-class range Soul EV that represents a winning combination, said, Michael Sprague, executive vice president, sales and marketing, KMA.

The vehicle represents an appealing value with a starting MSRP of less than $34,000 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) and an expected introductory lease price of $249 per month, added, Sprague.

At $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500), the Soul EV Base includes features like navigation, Rear Camera Display6, Bluetooth 7 hands free operation, power windows, power driver’s seat, cruise control, 6.6kW on-board charger and an exclusive HVAC system that extend driving range by minimizing energy draw.

Moreover, every Soul EV comes standard with UVO EV Services8, giving real-time battery-level status, distance to empty and search ability for nearby charging stations. It is possible to preset charging time and charging level ratios with UVO EV smartphone app as well as precondition the vehicle cabin with remote control of the HVAC presets.

The Soul EV Plus, priced at $35,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500), adds EV-unique leather trimmed seats which are tri-level heated and ventilated in front and rear-outboard seats heated for added comfort.

Besides, the Plus consists of projection-style fog lamps and power-folding outside mirrors.

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