Kia expands Soul EV dealership network

The Kia Soul EV network is expanding across the UK to a total of 19 dealers by the end of 2015, giving more consumers the chance to test-drive and buy the Soul EV.

Since launching in October 2014, the EV has been a popular addition to the dealer network across the UK and with sales ahead of target the EV looks to become a serious alternative to petrol or diesel engines.

With 185 dealers in the Kia network, the EV specialists aren't just city centric with dealers from St Austell in the South West of England, to Coatbridge in Scotland.

The current Soul EV network includes: Beadles (Coulsdon), Bolton Kia, Hawkins (St Austell), Hummingbird (Colindale), Marsh (Exeter), Parks (Coatbridge), Roadside (Coleraine), SG Petch (York), TMS (Hinckley), Triangle of Chesterfield, Wessex Garages (Newport), Westdrive (Braintree), and Westover (Ferndown).

Ian Wilson, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. National Franchise Manager said: "By expanding our EV specialist dealer network, we are giving a wider range of customers across the UK the opportunity to go electric. The EV is not just an urban vehicle, and the breath of our network demonstrates this."

Opening their doors to EV customers during the summer are: Burrows (Barnsley), Hendy (Eastleigh), Milton Keynes Kia, Premier (Dukinfield), Romford Kia (Essex), and WLMG (High Wycombe).

With a range of 132 miles on a single charge, the Soul EV has set a new standard within its class and is available from £24,995 including the government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car grant. The EV benefits from Kia’s renowned fully transferable seven year warranty. The warranty is transferable to any subsequent owner should the car be sold before the end of the warranty.

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Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:30th Jul 2015

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