Kia Soul electric crossover Showcased At Auto Expo 2020

Kia Soul electric crossover Showcased At Auto Expo 2020

Kia has showcased its Soul electric crossover at the Auto Expo 2020. It’s expected to be priced between Rs. 23.0 and Rs. 25.0 lakh - in line with what the Hyundai Kona.

 

Kia Soul electric crossover

The Soul electric crossover shares its powertrain and underpinnings with the Hyundai Kona. That means, it could get the same 39.2kWh battery pack along with 136PS/395Nm electric motor. So, the claimed driving range per charge should also remain consistent at 452km. However, the model present at the Auto Expo will have a 64kWh battery, which should boost the range to 700km as per Indian tests.

Here are the engine specs of Kia Soul electric crossover:

2020 Kia Soul electric crossover Engine Specs

Fuel Type

Electric

Battery Capacity

30kWh

Power

110.67PS (81.4kw)

Torque

285Nm

Automatic Transmission

Single-speed

Claimed Range

450km

Here are the dimensions of Kia Soul electric crossover:

2020 Kia Soul electric crossover Dimensions

Length

4140mm

Width

1800mm

Height

1600mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

Ground Clearance

170mm (US spec)

Boot Space

281 - 891 litres

The 2020 Kia Soul electric crossover’s top variant comes with the following features:

  • Electric sunroof
  • Electric parking brake with automatic hold function
  • Cooled and ventilated front seats
  • LED headlamps
  • Cruise control
  • 7 airbags
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver seat
  • 2-zone automatic AC
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Besides the usual colours, in the US, the Kia Soul also gets a catchy highlighter yellow colour.

The Soul electric crossover competes with compact electric SUV segment with cars like MG ZS electric, Hyundai Kona and to an extent, even with the Tata Nexon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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