Kia Soul EV interior
The Kia Soul EV has a decent infotainment system, but despite a couple of interesting flourishes, its interior largely feels dark and drab.
Compared with the exterior look, things aren’t quite so in-your-face with the Soul EV interior.
Sure, there are some funky details on the doors and the circular drive selector helps mark the Soul EV out from other Kias but on the whole, the sea of dark black plastic is a bit drab, if well put together.
There is only one trim level on the Soul EV – the First Edition model. This does at least come with leather seats and a leather steering wheel, plus grey headlining. As mentioned, there isn’t the chance to add much in the way of colour inside.
Kia’s latest infotainment system and digital dials are great, but beyond that, it’s just a bit boring in here.
- 1. Tell us what you want from a car
- 2. We’ll tell you if it matches
- 3. Only takes 1 minute
Brightening up things inside slightly is Kia’s 10-inch widescreen infotainment system which is operated by touch, but does have a row of shortcut buttons along its bottom edge. It’s crisp, colourful, responds well to touch and has a simple menu and sat-nav process that are easy to use. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard too.
Every Soul EV also comes with a 7-inch set of colour digital driver’s dials. They’re widescreen in shape just like the central screen and display your speed, range, power use and trip info. The centre can be configured to show further info, but digital dials from our manufacturers such as Peugeot and Audi are far more configurable.
The Soul EV also comes with wireless smartphone charging if your smartphone supports it but also a more traditional USB socket. If you love music, you’ll be glad to hear that a pumping 10-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system is thrown in too.