KIA SOUL EV WINS 2015 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARD


Soul EV praised for funky style, power, range and roomy interior

MotorWeek’s annual list of winners serves as a buying guide for the show’s nationwide audience

CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2015 – Kia’s hip urban crossover and first all-electric zero emissions vehicle, the Soul EV. For it has been named the Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle in MotorWeek’s 34th annual Drivers’ Choice Awards. MotorWeek, which also airs on 92 percent of PBS stations nationwide. It also analyzes trends, new products and new technology. All to produce a list of winners that can also be used as a car-buying guide by the show’s viewers. Admired for its practicality and fun design, I have heard editors at MotorWeek appreciate the roomy interior and cargo space of the Soul EV. All for which offers more rear seat leg room than other key EV competitors.

“As the centerpiece of Kia’s Clean Mobility program, the Soul EV has the best range in its segment, EPA estimated at 93 miles1, and it’s been recognized by Underwriters Laboratories for its use of bio-based materials,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America (KMA). “MotorWeek’s Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle award is a great honor from a respected source and a powerful endorsement of the Soul EV’s unique blend of range, utility, style and value.”

“The Kia Soul EV is the perfect EV. It is totally practical with plenty of room for adults and everyday cargo,” noted John Davis, host and executive producer, MotorWeek.

The also Soul EV retains the iconic design of its gasoline-powered sibling. All a concept which I like. I mean except that it is offered only in four color choices. Yet they are for design-conscious customers.

The Soul EV also has premium interior and standard amenities.

For those are also including:

  • Navigation with eight-inch touchscreen
  • Most importantly a 6.6kW on-board charger, CHAdeMO DC fast charge port
  • Also a Rear Camera Display
  • power windows and also driver’s seat
  • in addition to cruise control
  • and an HVAC system that extends the EV’s range by minimizing energy draw.

Sources: MotorWeek and Kia Motors America