Orange County Business Journal

Kia Unveils First Electric in Chicago

Kari Hamanaka Friday, February 7, 2014

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. unveiled an all-electric version of its Soul, its first electric for the U.S.

The electric Soul debuted at the Chicago Auto Show, and is expected to roll out to dealers in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and other select states in the third quarter.

The automaker said it will not disclose pricing until closer to the launch date.

The Soul electric debuted alongside a redesigned hybrid version of the Optima sedan and a hybrid concept vehicle called Niro.