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Kia Soul EV sales near 20,000 units

All Headlines 09:19 November 28, 2016

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- The Kia Soul electric vehicle from South Korea's No. 2 automaker Kia Motors Corp. has sold nearly 20,000 units globally since its launch two years earlier, the company said Monday.

As of end-October, 19,968 units of the small SUV electric car have been sold worldwide, making it the most sold environmentally friendly vehicle among South Korean cars.

Meanwhile, Kia Motors said the Soul EV also became the best-selling electric car in Germany last month.

In October, 372 units of the Kia Soul EV were sold in Germany, followed by the BMW i3 with 274 units and the Audi A3 e-tron with 266 units sold.

In the January-October period, however, the Kia Soul EV sold 1,229 units in the European country, while the Renault Zoe supermini electric car sold 2,262 units to become the best-selling EV car so far, according to Kia.

The Kia Soul EV (Yonhap)

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