In April the Soul EV was names World Urban Car of the Year, beating competitors such as the Mini Electric and Volkswagen T-Cross. The winners of the World Car Awards are decided by an independent international jury comprising 86 highley experienced, well-respected automotive journalists from 24 countries around the world. According to the judges, the soul EV is an 'ideal car for the city, 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: 'It is a great honour for us to see the Soul EV named as World Urban Car. This is one of the hardest-fought competitions in the global automotive industry, proving that the Soul EV is a truly outstanding vehicle for drivers in towns and cities. This accolade is testament to the talents and efforts of a worldwide team, who all strive to create desirable, high quality and practical cars that drivers love.'