The Kia Soul EV has picked up the prize for ‘Best value electric car’ at the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2021. The Soul EV shone within its class for excelling in all requirements of an electric vehicle, based on the results of a survey by 148,000 UK car owners. Auto Trader’s New Car Awards is an annual consumer-led vote on the best cars currently for sale in the UK. Winners are decided by the British car-buying public, with owners asked to rate their vehicle based on 16 categories, including stability, reliability, safety and feature.
Eligible for the £2,500 government Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) and capable of 280 miles on a single charge, the Soul EV stood out as a great value representative of EV ownership. Commended for its power, range, durability and ease of driving, the Soul EV combines zero-emission performance with a standout design and a great level of standard equipment – highly sought after characteristics in the EV category.
Erin Baker, Editorial Director of Auto Trader, said: “The Kia Soul EV came top of the class for space that was easy to make use of, and also scored high marks for its power, durability, easy to drive and easy to park. Owners described the Kia Soul EV as, ‘great value for money, roomy, efficient, small on the outside and big on the inside’. Well done, Kia.”
The Niro, Sportage and all-new Sorento also impressed, being shortlisted for awards in various other categories. As a brand, Kia was shortlisted for the ‘Car Brand with the best new tech’ award. 2021 is the third consecutive year in which Kia has won an Auto Trader New Car Award.
The fully-loaded Soul EV electric car is available to order in just one single trim grade with the option of three colour schemes from Shelbourne Motors Kia. With a 64kWh lithium-ion battery as standard, the long range Soul EV is priced from £34,945 (excluding PiCG) and, like all Kia, benefits from a seven-year/100,000 mile warranty as standard.
Find out more about the Soul EV and being your electric journey with Shelbourne Motors Kia by contacting us today!