The Kia brand has taken seriously the need to prepare for the upcoming surfer festival. This is an event that will take place this week in the UK. This event inspired his sponsors to create a new SUV. The car turned out, as you would expect, conceptual.
Kia has named its new brainchild the Soul EV Boardmasters Edition. For the construction of the car, they took the same platform that was used in the construction of the already irrelevant proprietary pre-production prototype as a basis. This is about the model that the brand was planning to dispose of, the Kia Soul. An ordinary motorist probably knows little about her. But there is no need to thoroughly study the characteristics of this car, since the new Kia Soul EV Boardmasters Edition has little in common with it.
The "Surfer" concept was rewarded with 16-inch rims, off-road tires made by the Chinese (produced by the Maxxis Bighorn brand). The outer diameter of a 265/75 R16 product is 30 inches. This, in combination with the high suspension, made it possible to significantly increase the ground clearance (310 mm).
The design of the Soul EV Boardmasters Edition turned out to be very interesting. This is made possible thanks to LED floodlights, a small solar panel, and a rack for a pair of surfboards (located classically, that is, on the roof). The manufacturer refused the rear row of seats, placing a cargo box in their place, in which fans of extreme sports could transport wetsuits and the equipment they need. For maximum comfort for owners of the Soul EV Boardmasters Edition, a retractable bench is provided (hidden in the luggage compartment). It can be used both for relaxation and for drying towels, wardrobe items, etc.