Kia ceases selling subcompact Kia Soul SUV with the petrol engine of 1.6 liters and 204 horsepower in the European market in favor of its all-electric version.
Last year 12,100 cars of Kia Soul were sold in the Old World, and 5,400 of them (about 45 percent) were electric vehicles.
Prices for the electrical modification of the Soul in Europe were raised up to 10 percent in the first quarter of 2018. The company expects that the demand for the Kia Soul EV will grow here, given the current trend.
Since the beginning of this year the electric SUV was purchased in Europe by 2,698 men, according to the EAFO`s data. It’s almost 1,000 more, than sold in 2017 for the same period. It means the demand for the Soul EV has been growing on the continent.
The South Korean car maker, like some other brands, plans to launch electric versions for all its new models.
Photo: 2015 Kia Soul EV