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Revamped Kia Soul EV Gets Facelift, Possible Boost in Range

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The Soul EV could see a big upgrade in electric range next year

Kia doesn’t want you to feel like you have to give up funky style if you want to go green. That’s why it’s possibly making some big improvements to its electric Soul model that is sure to turn heads—and keep you as eco-friendly as possible.

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The Kia Soul EV will be the latest in the industry’s list of electric vehicles that could see a significant boost in range for the newest model year. This electric vehicle would see this increase as part of its mid-cycle refresh, along with some minor exterior and interior changes. When the model was first introduced back in 2014 as a 2015 vehicle, it had a competitive range that actually beat the 84-mile range of the Nissan Leaf. Since then, the Leaf has surpassed the Soul EV—as have the majority of EV models on the market.

Now, as the 238-mile range and extremely affordable Chevrolet Bolt EV makes its appearance, followed closely by the 215-mile range Tesla Model 3, it would only make sense that the Kia Soul EV also has a boost in range, allowing it to go farther on a single charge than ever before. Kia has yet to release any official information, though, stating, “Kia Motors America hasn’t released any official information on the 2018 Soul EV and can’t provide comment at this time,” when questioned about the new electric vehicle by Green Car Reports.

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Many believe the updated Soul EV will make its debut sometime in 2017. Until then, you will have to check out the current model, which has an EPA-estimated range of 93 miles—not too shabby, eh? This range is second only to the Tesla Model S, making it a great, low-cost option for those looking to go green.

News Source: Green Car Reports