What Car? says...
Think soul, and the music of James Brown or Aretha Franklin probably springs to mind before the Kia Soul EV. Even so, just like James Carr, the man that famously sang ‘You Gotta Have Soul’, Kia would love you to have some more soul in your life, but of the automotive kind.
Just like that song, the Soul has always been a bit of a trendsetter, and the second generation was the first car to offer buyers a choice of petrol, diesel or electric power. That was back in 2014, a whole year before Volkswagen did the same when it introduced the e-Golf.