Kia Motors Corporation have won the World Urban Car 2020 award with the Kia Soul EV electric crossover.
The fully electric Soul EV was named the ideal car for the city by the jury, combining zero-emission performance and impressive electric range with a compact body, bold design, and high levels of practicality.
Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division at Kia Motors Corporation said that everyone at Kia was honoured to receive the award from the judging panel and that the World Car of the Year was one of the hardest-fought competitions in the global automotive industry proving that the Soul EV was a truly outstanding vehicle.
The compact Kia Soul EV features a powerful battery-electric powertrain with a choice of 64 or 39.2 kWh battery packs. Able to travel up to 452 kilometres on a single charge the Soul EV offers drivers greater all-electric range than many more expensive electric vehicles both in the urban environment and beyond city limits. A series of advanced range-increasing technologies, including regenerative braking, ensures drivers can maximize the distance on a single charge.
These accolades are testament to the talents and efforts of a worldwide team, who all strive to create desirable, high-quality and practical cars that drivers love.Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division at Kia Motors Corporation