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Kia Soul launch date in India is not yet announced. Soul price is expected to start from ₹ 10 Lakh. The Kia Soul is an SUV car that will rival Comet EV, Tiago and Punch. Kia Soul will be available only in Petrol fuel option.
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Key Specs of Kia Soul

Engine1198 cc
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FuelPetrol

Kia Soul Car Latest Update

Latest Update: In a show of support for electric cars in India, Kia Motors has given the government of Andhra Pradesh one unit of the 2020 Kia Soul EV. The brand new version of Kia's compact car was handed over to AP chief minister, Chandrababu Naidu, just over a month after its global debut at the 2018 LA Auto Show. The design of the new car retains the classic boxy styling while updating the front and rear fascia design.

The biggest takeaway, though, is the new-gen Kia Soul EV's powertrain. The car gets a major upgrade in performance with power & torque output raised to 204PS/400Nm from the earlier 110PS/285Nm. It employs a 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery instead of the old 30 kWh unit and as a result, also manages a claimed travel range of 450km (up from 200km).

Unfortunately, though, Kia India has confirmed that the Soul EV is not likely to be launched in India anytime soon, as it has concerns regarding the charging infrastructure. Kia could consider an option like the Kia Niro PHEV instead. However, Kia's first launch in India will be the Kia SP2i, which you can read more about here.  

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Kia Soul price list (Variants)

UPCOMINGSoul1198 cc, Manual, PetrolRs.10 Lakh*
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Kia Soul Review

Kia Motors has gifted one unit of the Kia Soul electric vehicle (EV) to the government of Andhra Pradesh to express its support for the administration’s pro-EV stand. The car comes to India just a month after its global reveal at the 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show, which certainly is heartening. However, Kia has made it clear that the Soul EV is not among its immediate launch plans for India. Till the time Kia deems the charging infrastructure in India strong enough, the brand will most likely consider a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) like the Kia Niro, at least, as an interim solution.

That said, the Kia Soul is an interesting way of packaging a zero-emission car. Let’s see why.

Exterior

Unlike, say, the Hyundai Kona, the Kia Soul does not look like an SUV or crossover. In fact, it looks like a big and boxy hatchback, which certainly makes its design very different from most other hatches currently on sale in India. The version brought to India is the 2020 model year, which comes across as far edgier and more futuristic than its predecessor, which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.

The new Kia Soul EV sports razor thin LED headlights, a more prominent lower grille and 17-inch alloy wheels with a design that seems to mimic fan blades. At the rear, the tail light design is one of the biggest design distinctions as it seems to wrap around the entirety of the rear windshield. And much like its predecessor, the 2020 Soul also has a concave effect on the rear end which is a quirky styling touch.

The Kia Soul does have aggressive styling and it’s also a fairly large car. Measuring nearly 4.2 metres in length, it’s just over 70mm shorter than the Hyundai Creta. However, with a width of 1800mm, it’s wider than the Creta and at 2600mm, it has a larger wheelbase too. So while the boxy styling may make it look small in images, in person, it can stand shoulder to shoulder with any compact SUV or crossover.

Interior

Much like it is in the outside, the Kia Soul EV manages to keep things quirky on the inside too. To the pleasure of many Indian palates, it does get a beige-black dual-tone cabin. However, the rest of the design isn’t conventional. For one, the dashboard looks rather flat and is almost vertically stacked. You also sit fairly close to the windshield since the dashboard isn’t particularly long.

The features list is rich, complete with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, leatherette upholstery, a digital instrument cluster and heated seats. It even gets four drive modes (Eco, Eco+, Comfort & Sport) to improve adaptability for the driver.

Does it make for a good family car though? Well, the exterior dimensions have been put to good use and the Kia Soul EV can fit in four six-footers quite easily, however, it’s not wide enough to seat five comfortably. Thanks to the boxy shape, though, there’s no sloping roofline to worry about, so there’s decent headroom even in the rear seat for someone over 6-feet tall.

To top things off, the Kia Soul gets a smartly designed boot. Not only do the rear seats fold down (60:40), the boot floor itself has two levels. At level one, it sits just below the boot sill and has enough space for five to six duffle bags with the parcel tray in place.

To get more room, simply lower the boot floorboard by sliding it into designated slots and it sits just above the spare tyre recess, leaving enough room to place large trolley bags vertically.

Safety

The Kia Soul electric comes with a very extensive safety pack. Features include seven airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, ESP, hill-start assist and tyre pressure monitoring. It also offers a suite of driver assistance systems like forward collision warning, forward collision avoidance assist, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, driver attention warning and adaptive cruise control, along with blind spot assist, rear cross traffic assist and rear parking sensors. 

Performance

This is one aspect where the 2020 Kia Soul EV has advanced over its predecessor by leaps and bounds. Not only does it produce more power (204PS) and torque (395Nm) than before, thanks to its larger, 64 kWh lithium ion battery (vs the old 30 kWh battery), it also gets a significant travel range boost. While the old Kia Soul EV could be driven for just under 200km on a full charge, the 2020 Soul EV more than doubles that with a claimed range of around 450km.

That’s not just enough for an intercity road trip, it’s also plenty for a half a month’s worth of the average office commute! A complete AC charge takes just over 9.5 hours and the Kia Soul EV does come equipped with DC charging capability as standard, which requires between 1 hour to 75 minutes.

It has also got decent punch on tap with 0-100kmph taking a claimed 7.6 seconds and a top speed rated at just under 170kmph.

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Kia Soul User Reviews

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  • Best Car

    This is a very beautiful car in India. This car looks a great personality. Kia cars look, design, sa...Read More

    By manoj gupta
    On: Feb 24, 2020 | 59 Views
  • Far better than Tesla for us Indians

    You can buy as many as 5 Kia Soul cars instead of 1 Tesla3 model. The best part is the Range, 450km,...Read More

    By mohan kumar
    On: Jun 19, 2019 | 127 Views
  • The best Car.

    This car is amazing and because of its range, it will receive a great response. This will be a game-...Read More

    By anonymous
    On: Apr 12, 2019 | 125 Views
  • Great car.

    Kia is the best car I am waiting for this car launch.

    By anonymous
    On: Mar 10, 2019 | 36 Views
  • KIA soul excellent

    Kia Soul is an Excellent car, which charging, comfortable car, seats also very good and good boot sp...Read More

    By babu chandra
    On: Mar 07, 2019 | 53 Views
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Questions & Answers

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What is the expected price of Kia Soul?

The price of Kia Soul is expected to be Rs. 10 Lakh*.

What is the estimated launch date of Kia Soul?

The estimated launch date of Kia Soul is Not Yet Announced.

What are the expected key specifications of Kia Soul?

Kia Soul will be a suv available in Manual transmission & Petrol options.

What are the alternatives/competitors of Kia Soul?

Kia Soul will be competed with MG Comet EV, Tata Tiago, Tata Punch, Hyundai Venue, Hyundai i20.

Does the Kia Soul have a sunroof?

Kia Soul does not have a sunroof.

What is the mileage of Kia Soul?

Naveen asked on 24 Jul 2022

As of now, there is no official update from the brand's as the vehicle is la...

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By CarDekho Experts on 24 Jul 2022

KIA Seltos vs Soul ?

Hjk asked on 7 Jan 2020

It would be too early to give any verdict as the Kia Soul is not launched yet. S...

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Is KIA Soul present in diesel and petrol?

Yashwanth asked on 21 Dec 2019

As of now, the brand hasn't revealed the complete details. So we would sugge...

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By CarDekho Experts on 21 Dec 2019

Kia Soul is electric motor or petrol engine?

RaahiSharma asked on 30 Oct 2019

Kia Soul will be an electric vehicle but as of now, there is no official update ...

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By CarDekho Experts on 30 Oct 2019

Does Kia Soul have sunroof?

Dharam asked on 2 Oct 2019

As of now, there is no official update from the brand's end. So, It would be...

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