Kia Motors announced that it will begin manufacturing the Soul EV in South Korea in April. The car will be the first vehicle powered by battery Hyundai-Kia to be exported to markets in the United States and Europe.
Volkswagen is considering dropping the plans to launch a low-cost brand in emerging markets, as previously forecast. According to Autocar website, the German company was having trouble balancing the quality of new vehicles with reduced prices.
According to information provided by the German automaker, the novelty will have three engine options including a 2.2-liter diesel 170 horsepower, 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine and 156 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine 184 hp.