2015 Kia Soul EV Joliet IL
The Kia Soul has attracted drivers with its funky, unique styling and affordable price for years. After a redesign for the 2014 model year, it became clear the Kia Soul was here to stay. At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, that became even more apparent when Kia unveiled the 2015 Kia Soul EV. While the Soul has always been attractive to urban drivers, the EV version of the wagon ideal for city dwellers who consistently have access to charging stations.
While the 2015 Kia Soul EV in Joliet, IL may not arrive in Illinois until after its initial release on the both coasts, Chicago’s growing number of EV charging stations should bring the EV wagon to Bill Jacobs Kia sooner rather than later.
What drives the 2015 Kia Soul EV?
The 2015 Kia Soul EV in Chicago IL gets its power from an 81-kilowatt electric motor that generates 109 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque. Despite horsepower ratings not being through the roof, the instant torque helps the Soul EV feel responsive and capable. As for the battery, the Soul EV gets fitted with a 27-kWh unit that should provide somewhere between 80 and 100 miles of range, making it a viable option for those living in the suburbs and working in the city.
With a 240-volt outlet, the 2015 Kia Soul EV in Chicago IL will go from no charge to full charge in less than five hours, but it may take as long as 24-hours using a 120-volt outlet. Kia has partnered with three charging station providers to give Soul EV owners several options when it comes to home charging solutions.
2015 Kia Soul EV Chicago IL
Nearly everything you love about the Kia Soul is present in the 2015 Kia Soul EV in Chicago IL. Additionally, there are a number of two-tone paint options that add to its exterior appeal while the closed off grille hides the charging port and enhances styling.
The 2015 Kia Soul EV in Chicago IL does lose about five cubic feet in its trunk due to storage of the battery. The seats will be covered in eco-friendly cloth while leather is an option and standard features include Bluetooth, navigation, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a rearview camera. Stay posted for more information about the arrival of the Kia Soul EV in Chicago, IL at Bill Jacobs Kia.