2023 Kia Soul EV is the third generation electric car, which debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2023. Compared with the previous version, the electric car has changed significantly, both outside and inside, has changed its technical characteristics, has become more technological and safer.
Powerplant and Battery 2023 Kia Soul EV
2023 Kia Soul EV is equipped with an electric engine with a capacity of 201 hp with a torque of 395 N⋅m, which is supplied by a 64 kW⋅h battery with a liquid temperature control system. The power reserve of the electric vehicle according to the EPA standard is 418 km. The maximum speed of the electric car is 167 km / h, and the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h is 7.6 seconds.
Charging an electric car Kia Soul EV
In the new electric car, the manufacturer abandoned the previous CHAdeMO charging standard, so the new Kia Soul EV 2023 is equipped with a CCS combined charging system that allows the electric car to be charged from household networks and from fast charging stations with a capacity of 100 kW.
Exterior 2023 Kia Soul EV
Externally, the electric car retained its traditional “angular” appearance and remained recognizable. Although in many ways it has undergone significant changes that cannot be called simple restyling.
The design of the front of the electric car has radically changed, instead of the huge headlights, the electric car has narrow front optics, which are visually interconnected by a strip, in the place where the closed radiator grille used to be. Also in the front part has changed the bumper, the shape and layout of the fog lights.
The feed of the electric vehicle has changed even more thoroughly, here the format of the rear lights has been completely changed and now they frame the half of the trunk, and are not located as before only on the pillars of the body.
Another feature of the exterior is the side stamps on the body, which are probably made to improve the aerodynamics of the electric car.
Interior 2023 Kia Soul EV
Visually, the inside has also changed a lot, but if you take a closer look, the changes do not seem so dramatic and are rather expressed in the detail of the controls. For example, the gearshift lever was replaced with a joystick, the instrument panel interface and climate system controls were changed.
Kia Soul EV Electric Vehicle Control
Kia Soul EV has 4 driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport and Eco +, which automatically adjust the engine’s thrust, regenerative braking, air conditioning and heating settings, as well as set speed limits to more effectively control the operation of the transmission depending on driving conditions.
Options 2023 Kia Soul EV
2023 Kia Soul EV received a multimedia system with a 10-inch touch screen, rear view camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a speaker system with 6 speakers, Bluetooth and USB ports.
The security system includes a standard set of passive protective equipment and many active assistants to the driver, such as automatic braking, lane control and hold, cruise control with automatic car stop and resumption of movement.
The electric car received a UVO remote control system that informs the owner about the state of charge, saves the route in the navigator, and allows you to contact rescue services.
Photos 2023 Kia Soul EV