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Kia Soul Makes US News 2018 List of EVs with the Longest Range

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2018 Kia Soul EV

More and more drivers are eager to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. This increased demand is prompting a variety of automakers to manufacture their own EVs that don’t scrimp on style, power, technology, or most importantly, driving range. That’s why it’s no surprise that the 2018 Kia Soul EV earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s “List of Electric Cars with the Longest Range in 2018.”

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The 2018 Kia Soul EV is basically the zero-emission mirror image of the Kia Soul’s base trim, which recently was named the 2018 Best Compact Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2018 Kia Soul EV is available at two trim levels, EV and EV+. Each trim is powered by a 36-volt permanent magnet AC Synchronous electric motor to generate 109 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. It earns a driving range of 111 miles.

The well-connected 2018 Soul EV comes standard with the UVO eco with Navigation, an 8-inch color touch screen display, SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio®, Bluetooth® wireless technology hands-free connectivity with steering-wheel-mounted controls, and smartphone integration via Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™.

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A rear camera display, Pedestrian Warning System, Brake Assist System, and Hill Start Assist Control are also standard. The EV+ features the driving assist technology of Parking Assist with front and rear sensors. Other standard safety features include Electronic Stability Control, a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System, four-wheel disc with Anti-lock Braking System, and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children.

News Source: U.S. News & World Report