After the grand success of KIA Niro, KIA has come up with an updated version of its Soul EV. KIA Soul is the mini SUV by KIA, also having a fuel-based variant. The electric version of KIA Soul is most commonly called KIA Soul EV or e-Soul. It is the new generation version of the subcompact crossover SUV by the Korean brand, KIA, which is also a sister company of Hyundai Motors.

The KIA Soul EV gives 100-kilowatt peak power despite being a mini SUV. The maximum power and torque of this EV are 134 hp and 395 Nm respectively. And keeping the best for the last, this new generation variant has a top speed capacity of 156 kilometers per hour.

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The KIA Soul EV’s latest generation comes in two versions, as per the battery capacity. To know the details, follow the specifications below:-


Urban 39.2 kWhExplore 64 kWh
Battery39.2kWh Li-ion polymer64kWh Li-ion polymer 
Maximum Power100kW150kW
Number of Cells180 294
Nominal Voltage327 V356 V
Capacity120 Ah180 Ah
Battery Weight317 kg457 kg
3-pin AC ChargerAC single-phase charging up to 2.3kWAC single-phase charging up to 2.2kW
Type 2 AC ChargerAC single-phase charging up to 7.2kWAC single-phase charging up to 7.2kW
AC Charge Time (230 V)18 hours (0-100%)29 hours (0 to 100%)
AC Charge Time (7.2kW)6 hours 10 minutes (0-100%)9 hours 35 minutes (0-100%)
DC Fast Charge Time (50kW)57 minutes (0-80%)1 hour 15 minutes (0-80%)
DC Fast Charge Time (80kW)54 minutes (0-80%)54 minutes (0-80%)
Gross  Vehicle Weight2025 kg2180 kg
Kerb Weight1610 kg1757 kg
Boot Space (with rear seats upright)315 liters315 liters
Boot Space (with rear seats folded)1339 liters1339 liters
Minimum Turning Circle Radius10.6 m10.6 m
Maximum Speed156 km/h167 km/h
Range405 km (Estimated)646 km (Estimated)
Length4220 mm4220 mm
Width1825 mm1825 mm
Height1605 mm1605 mm

Speaking of its other features, KIA Soul is equipped with remarkable exterior and interior features.

The first eye-catcher of the vehicle is undoubtedly its color. KIA Soul comes in 5 different colors– Mars Orange, Snow White Pearl & Red Roof, Fusion Black with Red Roof, Inferno Red with Black Roof, and Neptune Blue with Black Roof. Among them, only Mars Orange color is the standard version, the rest are premium. Keep reading to know more features of KIA Soul EV, keep reading!


  • For passive safety, there are 3-point seatbelts all-round.
  • Front passenger airbag with a cut-off switch
  • Twin front airbags, and twin side airbags
  • ISOFIX Child Safety
  • Engine Immobiliser and alarm system
  • Locking Wheel Nuts
  • Auto door locking by speed sensing and door deadlocks
  • The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is visible
  • SUV Pack and Roof Rails available
  • Front LED Fog Lamps and Rear Bulb Fog Lamps
  • Aero blade wipers
  • Regenerative Braking System
  • Speed limiter and steering wheel mounted controls
  • Split folding 60:40 seats in the 2nd row
  • Tyre Mobility Kit
  • Front and rear door storage and seatback pocket
  • OLED 7’’ Color display cluster and 8’’ touchscreen display for entertainment
  • Bluetooth with music streaming
  • Touchscreen satellite navigation system of 10.25’’ plus, digital clock

KIA Soul EV Price

KIA Soul’s older variants in Nepal were KIA Soul EV EX-I and KIA Soul EV EX II Sunroof. The EX-I variant cost NRs 56 lakhs while the EX-II was priced at NRs. 58 lakhs. The actual market price for the new generation variants of the KIA Soul EV has not been out yet. Hopefully, with its arrival in the Nepali market, the price gets listed.


Is KIA Soul available in the fuel variant?

Yes, KIA Soul has both EV and fuel variants.

Has KIA discontinued Soul?

No, KIA is in fact bringing a new generation Soul EV variant for 2023.

Who makes KIA engines?

Hyundai, the sister company of KIA, produces engines for KIA cars.

Can I charge KIA Soul EV in a Tesla charging station?

Yes, it is possible to charge KIA Soul EV at a Tesla charging station but with a limit of 77kW battery power.