March 25, 2015
The Kia Soul EV Wins the Canadian Green Car of the Year 2015 Award
The opening ceremonies of the Vancouver International Auto Show on March 24 revealed a pleasant surprise for Kia Motors Corporation – their Kia Soul EV was announced as the first ever Canadian green car of the year.
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) tested the car against three other finalists: The Honda Fit, the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
In choosing the winner, AJAC looked for the most environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicle for the the Canadian consumer.
“Kia Canada is thrilled that the all-new 2015 Kia Soul EV has been recognized by AJAC as the Canadian Green Car of the Year. This acknowledgement is testimony to Kia’s ongoing commitment to deliver environmentally friendly automotive solutions and diverse powertrains to consumers without compromising on design or comfort.”
The zero-emissions Kia Soul EV boasts class-leading 0-60 mph acceleration and a top speed of 90 mph. It has an impressive range of up to 125 miles per charge. Using a 240-volt system, the eco-friendly car can be fully charged in just four to five hours.
In Canada, retail prices for the car start from $34,995.
Further information on the Kia Soul EV can be found on Kia’s website.
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