64 kWh Kia e-Soul First Edition In UK Starts From £33,795

Deliveries are expected to begin in Q1 2020

The next-generation Kia Soul EV (Kia e-Soul if you wish). which was introduced by the South Korean manufacturer earlier this year, recently received pricing in the UK.

The well equipped “First Edition,” Long-range 64 kWh version of the new Soul is available for order for £37,295, but effectively for £33,795 (€37,677 / $42,318), after factoring in the £3,500 Plug-In Car Grant.

The bad news is that the first deliveries aren’t expected until Q1 2020, which is between six and nine months from now. We assume that after fulfilling the initial batch of orders, Kia will offer more affordable versions.

For comparison, in Germany, Kia e-Soul pricing starts from €33,990 (39.2 kWh) and €37,790 (64 kWh) (see PDF):

Kia e-Soul specs:

Long-range battery pack

  • 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery (180 Ah of capacity and 356 V of nominal voltage, 170 kW power output)
  • Range WLTP: 452 km (280 miles). U.S. version was rated by the EPA at 243 miles (391 km)
  • Energy consumption WLTP: 157 Wh/km
  • Energy density (cell) 250 Wh/kg
  • 150 kW (@ 3,800 – 8000 rpm) and 395 Nm (@ 0 – 3,600 rpm) permanent magnet AC synchronous motor
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 167 km/h (104 miles)
  • on-board charger 7.2 kW
  • CCS DC fast-charging capability as standard – from 20% up to 80% capacity in just 42 minutes from a 100 kW DC fast-charger
  • Weight: 1,682 kg (Curb weight) and 2,180 kg (Gross weight)
  • Luggage capacity (liters, VDA):
    • Behind second row 315
    • Behind first row 1,339

    Standard battery pack

    • 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery (120 Ah of capacity and 327 V of nominal voltage, 104 kW power output)
    • Range WLTP: 277 km (172 miles)
    • Energy consumption WLTP: 145 Wh/km
    • Energy density (cell) 250 Wh/kg
    • 100 kW (@ 2,600 – 8000 rpm) and 395 Nm (@ 0 – 2,400 rpm) permanent magnet AC synchronous motor
    • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.6 seconds
    • Top speed: 156 km/h (97 miles)
    • on-board charger 7.2 kW
    • CCS DC fast-charging capability as standard – from 20% up to 80% capacity in just 42 minutes from a 100 kW DC fast-charger
    • Weight: 1,593 kg (Curb weight) and 2,025 kg (Gross weight)
    • Luggage capacity (litres, VDA):
      • Behind second row 315
      • Behind first row 1,339

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