The world premiere of the Kia Soul was held at the Los Angeles motor show in December 2018 where the Korean company presented the third generation of its crossover. The Soul will be available from mid 2019 in Europe with an electric drive system only. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion polymer battery has a capacity of 64 kWh. The official range figures will be announced at the beginning of 2019, because the model is currently in its test phase. The new Soul comes as standard with a CCS fast charging port. The electric motor has a power output of 150 kW and maximum torque of 395 Nm. The regenerative braking can be adjusted in four stages via paddles on the steering wheel, including a brake-and-hold function that can be used to decelerate the Soul to a standstill by means of recuperation.