Took delivery of a new Soul 10 days ago. Ordered it on the day Kia dropped the price by 2K to qualify for PICG so a saving of £4.5K without trying. Very happy with the car. Modest footprint but plenty of room for 4 large adults in comfort and easy access to rear seats for child seats if required. Drives well, decent performance and range. Definately worth a look.I've been lurking on the site for a while, so it's high time I said hello. Looking to join the EV club soon; was originally thinking 30kW Leaf, but now favouring a Soul.
For months during lockdown I followed the Leaf forums and despite the apparent battery problems I was prepared to go ahead. However I found the following review of the Soul."Buyer's guide for the 2014-2019 electric Kia Soul EV". This changed my mind. I also took notice of his conversation with Jonathan Porterfield and decided to go down that route.I've been lurking on the site for a while, so it's high time I said hello. Looking to join the EV club soon; was originally thinking 30kW Leaf, but now favouring a Soul.
I would say the latest Soul styling has become a bit more conventional and not so different to a lot of other boxy looking cars, still distinctive but now more marmalade than marmite. The Niro styling is the opposite and has been described as rather dull. Personally I would have been happy with either as the specs were similar and a few weeks ago the main deciding point for most would be whether you needed to extra boot space of the Niro or preferred the compact size of the Soul. For me that all changed when Kia dropped the price of the Soul to qualify for PICG. The £7K difference in price for a car of similar performance and spec sealed the decision.Welcome, I'm a newbie too, had my kia e-niro for 6 days and loving it. The Soul is a marmite car when it comes to looks, but has a good spec. I drove the higher spec leaf, but the seats in the kia were better which was important to me. I was also nervous of ChadeMo, although not everyone is of the same opinion. Good luck whichever you choose.