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Kia launches upgraded Soul boxcar in S. Korea

Autos 11:00 March 23, 2020

SEOUL, March 23 (Yonhap) -- Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-biggest carmaker, on Monday launched the upgraded Soul boxcar and its electrified version in the domestic market.

The 1.6-liter gasoline-powered Soul boxcar comes with strengthened safety features that include lane keeping assist, forward-collision-avoidance assist and driver attention warning systems, the company said in a statement.

The Soul all-electric model can travel up to 386 kilometers on a single charge, it said.

The 1.6-liter Soul is priced at 19-23 million won (US$15,000-18,000), while the Soul EV is available for 42-48 million won. With government subsidies, the Soul EV's price falls to 30-36 million won.

This file photo provided by Kia Motors shows the carmaker's 2020 Soul boxcar. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE)(Yonhap)

kyongae.choi@yna.co.kr
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