A few months after officially commencing production for its domestic market, South Korean automaker Kia has officially started export production for its 2015 Kia Soul EV.
After a few months of South Korean production, the Kia Soul EV is now starting global production.
Based on the recently-revised second-generation 2014 Kia Soul, the 2015 Soul EV will be sold in limited markets in the U.S. and Europe. It is essentially then a compliance car like the Toyota RAV4 EV, Fiat 500e and Honda Fit EV: cars made specifically to satisfy various zero emission or electric vehicle production mandates around the world.
Outwardly, there’s very little to differentiate the Kia Soul from its gasoline siblings at a distance, but get up closer and you’ll notice some small design tweaks to let you know you’re looking at an electric car. Most noticeable among them are the Kia Soul EV’s white alloy wheels and roof, as well as its blocked-off front grille.