Front dash technology of the 2018 Kia Soul EV

Comfort at
unexpected levels.

The Soul EV and iconic Soul were redesigned together to provide exceptional comfort and maximum flexibility. The Soul EV’s split-folding rear seats offer ample cargo space and a variety of storage options. And the under-floor battery means plenty of interior space for your friends. From the exclusive bio-sourced materials and available leather seating all the way down to the distinctive highlight stitching—this modern interior looks, feels, and does good.


Made eco-friendliest.

What does it take to be the first ever vehicle to receive UL Environment recognition? The rigorous evaluation of materials and manufacturing. Nineteen parts of its total interior mass are composed of bio-based materials, earning the Soul EV the first and only UL environmental claim validation in the industry.
Plus, the Soul EV is more than freedom from the pump and harmful emissions. On certain interior parts, we used paint that’s free of harmful chemicals like benzene so that you can breathe cleaner air.


Bio-based materials in the 2018 Kia Soul EV

From headliner to trim to carpet, the Soul EV’s earth-friendly plastics are made from plant-based materials like sugar cane and corn, all validated by UL Environment.

Reduced volatile organic compounds in the Soul EV

The sound system, vent, and floor console are covered in BTX-free and water-borne paints, reducing levels of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC) for better air quality in the cabin.

Cabin space in the 2018 Kia Soul EV
60/40 folding seats in the 2018 Kia Soul EV
Full folding seats in the 2018 Kia Soul EV
49.5 cubic feet of cargo volume in the 2018 Soul EV

Roomier than the rest.

With the Soul EV, you don’t have to compromise interior space or versatility. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats offer up to 49.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, and the hidden luggage under tray makes storing your 120-volt charging cord easy. From the ample headroom and legroom to the flexible cargo space, the Soul EV is made for hauling friends and all your gear.


Electrifying style.

When you feel the smooth grip of the standard heated steering wheel and queue up your favorite playlist on the six-speaker sound system, you know you’re in a Soul. And with the eStatus Light that tracks your charge status, and standard eco-friendly seats with contrast stitching for stylish comfort, the Soul EV interior offers a bold new design with a purpose.


eStatus charge light in the 2018 Kia Soul EV

Plug in your Soul EV and the eStatus Charge Light illuminates with 3 light levels to tell you when you reach full charge. A clear view through the windshield lets you quickly check your status from outside your car.

Eco Cloth seats in the 2018 Kia Soul EV

The Eco Cloth seat fabric is made out of plant-based materials like sugar cane and corn. It’s soft and durable, so there’s no tradeoff in quality for being eco-friendly.

Console technology features in the 2018 Soul EV

The translucent white, double-injection molding provides a 3D effect for eye-catching style. And, in Soul EV form, it’s made from bio-based materials.

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