About Kia Soul EV

Unveiled to the public in 2014, the Soul EV was Korean manufacturer Kia’s first venture into building an all-electric vehicle. Unusually for the time, it wasn’t designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, but was based on the existing petrol or diesel-powered Soul.
 
This has proved to be a successful strategy as in 2018 the electric Soul outsold internal combustion versions in the UK. This has prompted Kia to produce the new generation Soul - on sale from 2019 - only as an electric car for the European market.
 
The original Soul EV was powered by a 27Kwh lithium-ion battery pack, giving a range of up to 123 miles on a full charge. The latest version has the same powertrain as its Kia eNiro and Hyundai Kona cousins. This has a 201Kw motor and a 64Kwh battery, giving an impressive range of 280 miles on the official WLTP test cycle, overcoming one of the main issues that puts people off buying electric cars - range anxiety. The Soul can be 80 per cent charged by a 50Kw rapid charger in an hour and a quarter.
 
The new model retains the boxy styling of the earlier cars, although it’s slightly longer and wider, but with tweaks that include narrower lights and grille at the front along with an LED light strip around the rear window.
 
Inside there’s mood lighting for the cabin and a head-up display to minimise distractions for the driver. There’s also a 10.25-inch high-definition navigation and infotainment screen in the centre of the dash, with a quality Harman Kardon sound system too. As you’d expect, there’s Android and Apple phone connectivity and wireless phone charging.
 
You can download an app that allows you to control the car’s charging and climate control remotely fro your phone so it will be nicely cool, or warm, before you get in. The boot is larger than the old model too, offering 315 litres with the seats up and 1,338 litres with them down.
was Korean manufacturer Kia’s first venture into building an all-electric vehicle. Unusually for the time, it wasn’t designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, but was based on the existing petrol or diesel-powered Soul.
 
This has proved to be a successful strategy as in 2018 the electric Soul outsold internal combustion versions in the UK. This has prompted Kia to produce the new generation Soul - on sale from 2019 - only as an electric car for the European market.
 
The original Soul EV was powered by a 27Kwh lithium-ion battery pack, giving a range of up to 123 miles on a full charge. The latest version has the same powertrain as its Kia eNiro and Hyundai Kona cousins. This has a 201Kw motor and a 64Kwh battery, giving an impressive range of 280 miles on the official WLTP test cycle, overcoming one of the main issues that puts people off buying electric cars - range anxiety. The Soul can be 80 per cent charged by a 50Kw rapid charger in an hour and a quarter.
 
The new model retains the boxy styling of the earlier cars, although it’s slightly longer and wider, but with tweaks that include narrower lights and grille at the front along with an LED light strip around the rear window.
 
Inside there’s mood lighting for the cabin and a head-up display to minimise distractions for the driver. There’s also a 10.25-inch high-definition navigation and infotainment screen in the centre of the dash, with a quality Harman Kardon sound system too. As you’d expect, there’s Android and Apple phone connectivity and wireless phone charging.
 
You can download an app that allows you to control the car’s charging and climate control remotely fro your phone so it will be nicely cool, or warm, before you get in. The boot is larger than the old model too, offering 315 litres with the seats up and 1,338 litres with them down.


Kia Soul EV Specifications

  • Price Range: From £33,795
  • Engine Range: 201Kw motor, 64kWh battery
  • Size (L, W, H): Variable
  • Insurance Range: 27-31
  • Road Tax Range:N/A
 

Kia Soul EV Tyre Options

As there are three generations of the Kia Soul EV, there are different options when fitting tyres for the Kia Sould EV. Tyres are available by top manufacturers, such as; Bridgestone, Pirelli, Sumitomo and Falken. Some popular sizes include:

  • 195/65R15 89S
  • 205/55R16 89H
  • 205/60R16 92H
  • 215/55R17 94V
  • 235/45R18 94V


If you’re asking yourself “which are the right tyres for my Kia Soul EV”, the best way to find out is to look at the tyres that are already fitted to the car. You can check this yourself by looking at the size of the tyre, which is marked on its sidewall.


New tyres for your Kia Soul EV

When it comes to choosing new tyres for a Kia Soul EV, you can relax knowing that Protyre has a large range of the best tyres, including different types by international manufacturers, such as; Pirelli, Falken, Bridgestone and Sumitomo. Our friendly mechanics can also give you all the guidance you might need to make a great choice.
 
In addition, the Protyre website has an extremely handy search facility where you can begin your search for new tyres. Simply type in your car’s registration and the Protyre research tool will bring up a selection of wonderful tyres made by a range of brands. Then type in your postcode, and the Protyre tool can also let you know when you can get these new tyres fitted at one of our nearby garages. When you need new tyres, this is the easiest and most convenient way of doing it. Let Protyre do all the hard work, and we’ll have you back on the road with fantastic new tyres in no time at all.