irfca
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Location: Toronto, ON

Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:42 am

titanium - sweet ... that was always my preferred colour, but it was not available in Canada for the 2015 model. Even in the US, it was listed as only available for the Lux / Plus model. Good that they are adding it for the 2016!
Kia Soul EV Luxury Onyx/Inferno Red Pearl 2-Tone.
Ordered: 16-Oct-2014 - Delivered: 16-Mar-2015

simingfu
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:27 pm

irfca wrote:From what I could tell, while I was waiting, it is 100% Kia Corp that is at fault ... the local dealerships and even Kia Canada seem to be kept in the dark as to availability and what is happening - I'm guessing Kia has never had to deal with an order backlog and demand exceeding supply (at least in some parts of the world) ... and in general are doing a pretty poor job of handling it.

I will say, it is worth the wait - I've been extremely happy with mine and am racking up the km's at an average of 3000+ km/month ... I'm driving 3x what I used to at a fraction of the cost. I'm still undecided if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

That's true, not sure why I put unlimited KMs/year for the lease. I think you are over 10000KM already at the time of writing.

For the people still waiting for the delivery, I'll say hold-on, it's definitely worth waiting.

simingfu
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:33 pm

julie416 wrote:Still waiting... Just passed the 8 month mark.

Over the phone, Meadowvale said they would switch the order to a 2016 to be received in August... I am still waiting for that in writing.

It will worth the wait, since 2016 is going to be a huge update towards 2015, good for you!

simingfu
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:38 pm

julie416 wrote:I just received an email from the dealer... No 2016 white luxury coming anytime soon BUT I was offered a 2016 titanium instead! With the sunroof! It is slated to arrive at the dealer late July. Looking forward to finally getting this car!

Wow, Congrats! 2016 luxury Titanium and Sunroof!

mamarchand
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Location: Victoriaville, QC

Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:56 pm

It is moving in Quebec, most of dealers will receive 5 or more of Soul EV luxury. I will be taking possession of mine around July 22. Almost all color will be ship, and the brand new Titanium with sunroof will be from the batch. So hurry to get mine !!
Marc Marchand / Québec, Canada
Kia Soul EV 2015 Black & Red inferno

Callinggg
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:53 pm

Any additional news on the GTA availability of the soul ev? Will everyone on the waiting list be automatically changed to the 2016 soul EV or will kia still keep producing the 2015s?
Any idea if the base 2016 EV-e model will be available in Canada?

julie416
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:01 am

Callinggg wrote:Any additional news on the GTA availability of the soul ev? Will everyone on the waiting list be automatically changed to the 2016 soul EV or will kia still keep producing the 2015s?
Any idea if the base 2016 EV-e model will be available in Canada?



I would contact the dealership - I was waiting for my 2015 since November. My dealer assured me I would flip to a 2016... and now I am getting it at the end of the month :)

beaker
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Location: Gatineau, QC

Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:39 pm

All production is now 2016
The EV-e model, is available only in California.

JimGord
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:22 pm

Was waiting since November 2015. Took delivery of our Soul EV LX on Monday.
Only 2016 models are arriving now.
Worth the wait. Hang in there!

notfred
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:28 am

JimGord wrote:Was waiting since November 2015.
I think you mean 2014, otherwise can I borrow your time machine? :)

Congrats on the car, I've been waiting since April this year so good to see people getting their vehicles at last, hopefully means mine is on the way soon!

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