2020 Urban Car of the Year Kia Soul EV debuts as commercial vehicle
The2020 Urban Car of the Year award winner Kia Soul EV hasbecome the new alternative when it comes to commercial vehicles.The electric crossover was revealed as a cargo vehicle for Europe.With the special cargo conversion kit, any e-Soul can be converted into a delivery van.
The electric version of the Soulbegan to be marketed in 2014with its home country South Korea as its manufacturing centre.Thelast generationof vehicle was released in Europe at the beginning of last year with a range of452 kilometres.
For this part, the e-Soul Cargo enters the offer and the tendency to adapt utility models withmuch greater storagecapacities.
The cargo variant of the Kia Soul EV retains its exterior appearance, with the exception of subtle details such as the newpaneled rear windows, and asimpler designof the fog lights on its front and the black outline of its rear part.
The interior changes with the absence of second row of seats.Instead, a large storage space expands till the boot space of the vehicle now, providing space to carry cargo.There arepoints to secure the loadand a grid to separate the area from the front of the vehicle.The commercial variant Kia Soul EV can hold 1000 litres of cargo, enough for a model of this size.
The cargo variant of the Kia Soul EV is powered by a204 horsepowerelectric motorand a64 kWhbattery.It can run for 452 kilometres between recharges and can be recharged through a fast charging system of 20 to 80% in 40 minutes.
By the end of 2025, Kia plans to introduce 11 new electric vehicles.The first model based on an entirely new EV platform will be launched in 2021.Kia is also working on roadmaps for future mobility concepts, for example with autonomous driving Purpose Built Vehicles for both passenger and freight transport.