Kia introduces the Soul EV ‘Maxx’ electric car to their UK range

Kia UK has just introduced their new Soul EV ‘Maxx’ electric vehicle (EV). This replaces the existing ‘First Edition’ variant in the UK line-up which has been available since the car’s launch.

It’s available for customers to order now with prices starting from £34,945 on-the-road. This makes it eligible for the UK Government’s £2,500 Plug-in Car Grant. This reduces the price that customers pay to £32,445.

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The Soul EV ‘Maxx’ embraces the iconic design and playful character of its predecessors. It features the same long-range 64kWh lithium-ion battery pack as before, delivering an impressive range of 280 miles (450km) from a single charge.

Retaining the same funky and distinctive design of the existing ‘First Edition’ launch model, the ‘Maxx’ features the new Kia logo inside and out. Its comprehensive standard equipment includes 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels, black leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The ‘Maxx’ also receives two new metallic paint colour options including single tone Snow White Pearl (as standard) and a new two-tone Inferno Red body with Black roof (optional, priced at £575). Two existing two-tone premium paint options are also available including Quartz Black with Red and Neptune Blue with Black.

The Soul EV has been a popular choice with electric vehicle buyers, with more than 900 sold in the UK so far in 2021. It is one of two fully electric models offered by Kia UK, alongside the popular e-Niro electric crossover. The Soul EV and e-Niro will be joined later in 2021 by the Kia EV6.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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