UN­DER THE SKIN

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Gotcha - Paul Gover

WHAT IS IT?

Kia Soul EV

WHY THE FUSS?

Fully elec­tric fun­ster

WHEN’S IT HERE?

Not con­firmed

HOW MUCH?

Likely un­der $40,000 Ex­treme weather is the deadly en­emy of plug-in elec­tric cars, which is why Kia has taken is EV Soul to the winter test tracks in Scan­di­navia. There is no pro­duc­tion plan yet for the car but it will be aimed at Europe with Aus­tralian sales a slight pos­si­bil­ity. The keys to the EV con­nec­tion in the test car are the low-drag wheels and tyres, no ex­haust, no grille in the nose and a cov­ered charg­ing socket along­side the left-hand head­lamp.

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