salamay
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Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:24 am

I notice on Kia's Canadian site that the Soul EV is listed as 'coming soon'.

Further digging finds the Soul EV info page has a section labelled 'government incentives' and lists Quebec and Ontario.

My questions:
1. Is the Soul electric only going to be available in Ontario and Quebec?
2. When can the Soul EV be expected to arrive in Canada?

Hopefully someone on the forum knows something, or can point me to an online source for more details?

Guy
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:22 am

The Soul EV will be available trought 11 "Kia Platine" dealers in Canada. Quebec, Ontario and BC only. 50-60 cars are coming to Canada and Kia already have a waiting list of about 200 customers. The first cars are at the Vancouver port and distribution is starting this week. If you are not already on the list I'm afraid you will have to wait for the 2016 model.

Mikeh
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:48 am

Guy wrote:The Soul EV will be available trought 11 "Kia Platine" dealers in Canada. Quebec, Ontario and BC only. 50-60 cars are coming to Canada and Kia already have a waiting list of about 200 customers. The first cars are at the Vancouver port and distribution is starting this week. If you are not already on the list I'm afraid you will have to wait for the 2016 model.


What is the source of this info? My dealer in Edmonton claims that they will be getting some. They even have stock numbers for two on their web site.

Mike

Guy
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Mikeh wrote:
Guy wrote:The Soul EV will be available trought 11 "Kia Platine" dealers in Canada. Quebec, Ontario and BC only. 50-60 cars are coming to Canada and Kia already have a waiting list of about 200 customers. The first cars are at the Vancouver port and distribution is starting this week. If you are not already on the list I'm afraid you will have to wait for the 2016 model.


What is the source of this info? My dealer in Edmonton claims that they will be getting some. They even have stock numbers for two on their web site.

Mike


I've read it many places on the Net. Here's one:

http://driving.ca/kia/soul/reviews/road ... ia-soul-ev

Mikeh
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:06 am

Guy wrote:
Mikeh wrote:
Guy wrote:The Soul EV will be available trought 11 "Kia Platine" dealers in Canada. Quebec, Ontario and BC only. 50-60 cars are coming to Canada and Kia already have a waiting list of about 200 customers. The first cars are at the Vancouver port and distribution is starting this week. If you are not already on the list I'm afraid you will have to wait for the 2016 model.


What is the source of this info? My dealer in Edmonton claims that they will be getting some. They even have stock numbers for two on their web site.

Mike


I've read it many places on the Net. Here's one:

http://driving.ca/kia/soul/reviews/road ... ia-soul-ev


It looks like you are correct. After reading your post, I contacted my dealer, who has recently found out about the 11 dealer restriction for the initial roll-out. I guess I'll have to wait. Sigh. Well, at least my EV conversion is still going strong.

Mike

irfca
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Location: Toronto, ON

Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:35 pm

I ordered my Soul EV+ from Toronto Kia earlier this week. In talking with the sales guy, they have an allocation of 2 vehicles for 2014, but are hoping as they sell them, their allocation will increase. They have 1 person (well, 2 now!) with pre-orders. They received a Soul EV on Thursday, and are working on getting it ready for test drives early next week (Oct 20/14). As for availability, the blue & white and white & blue models are available immediately (although they cannot leave dealer lots until the official launch Oct 27). The Black/Red just started production and is expected in Canada in 4 - 6 weeks (mid / late Nov) ... and of course I wanted the Black/Red one, so I'll have to wait - but hopefully I am at or near the top of the list for the first of them in Canada!

It is interesting that in the US, they show 2 solid coloured EV+ colours - more or less white, and Titanium Grey. Personally, I would have preferred the Titanium Grey, but Kia is not making it available here. They also list a number of options for the Soul EV in the US - some of which are standard on the Canadian EV+, like auto-dimming mirror.
Kia Soul EV Luxury Onyx/Inferno Red Pearl 2-Tone.
Ordered: 16-Oct-2014 - Delivered: 16-Mar-2015

EVEREVE
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:33 am

I ordered mine (blue and white) from Meadowvale Kia, great car and great dealership!
Anybody has updates on ETA? Being told the wait could be up to 4 months.

BBurdett
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:13 pm

I pick up mine in Toronto on Monday

EVEREVE
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Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:37 pm

Congrats!
When did you order yours?

LFFarm
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Location: Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:22 pm

Which color did you get?

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