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2020 World Urban Car Of The Year: Kia Soul EV – CarandBike

The Kia Soul EV has been topped the World Urban Car of the Year. This is the primary World Car Award for Kia and the Soul EV was shut in competitors with the Volkswagen T-Cross and MINI Electric.

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Kia Soul EV has gained the first-ever World Car Award for the Korean carmaker making it a historic win

The outcomes for the annual World Car Awards have been formally introduced for each class. The winner for the 2020 World Urban Car Of The 12 months is the Kia Soul EV. Apart from the World Urban Car class, the annual award present additionally topped winners in different classes together with the World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Luxury Car and World Car Design of the Year. The outcomes for the World Car Awards have been formally revealed by way of dwell broadcast for the very first time as a substitute of the New York International Auto Show adopted by a press convention that formally opened the present yearly. The determination was made within the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and to safeguard the well being of all members throughout the globe.

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“It is a great honor for us to see the Soul EV named as World Urban Car,” stated Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division at Kia Motors Corporation. “This is one of the hardest-fought competitions in the global automotive industry, proving that the Soul EV is a truly outstanding vehicle for drivers in towns and cities. This accolade is testament to the talents and efforts of a worldwide team, who all strive to create desirable, high-quality and practical cars that drivers love.”


The Kia Soul EV manages to impress with its spacious cabin and a protracted vary battery pack

The Kia Soul EV was chosen out of a class of eight vehicles from throughout the globe. The prime three finalists have been introduced on March 3, 2020. The World Urban Car award was launched in 2017 and was gained by the BMW i3 that 12 months, adopted by the brand new technology Volkswagen Polo in 2019. The Suzuki Jimny was topped World Urban Car of the 12 months in 2019.

World Car Awards Program co-chair, Mike Rutherford, commented, “The World Urban Car award is increasingly significant as these clever, comparatively small cars measuring up to 4.2m long are among the biggest-selling, most accessible, best value vehicles in showrooms across the globe. The fact is that large towns and cities with limited road space/off-street parking facilities continue to attract more residents, workers and other visitors. With this trend in mind, the popularity of urban cars is growing – and can only grow further. These are the logical, affordable, real-world automotive products for the motoring masses.”

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The 12 months 2020 marks the 15th 12 months of the World Car Awards’ partnership with the New York Auto Show. The Top 10 and Top Five finalists in 5 World Car Awards classes have been introduced in India throughout a press convention held on February 5 on the 2020 Auto Expo. The checklist of finalists for the above classes was compiled by way of secret ballots by KPMG.


Speaking concerning the Urban Car of the Year class, the Volkswagen T-Cross, Kia Soul EV and the MINI Cooper SE Electric are all city vehicles meant for the mobility within the metropolis. While the T-Cross is an city and subcompact SUV, a phase that is accelerating globally, the winner Soul EV and the Cooper SE are electrical choices representing the way forward for mobility. Moreover, all of the vehicles competing on the planet automobile of the 12 months, efficiency, city and luxurious have been additionally eligible for the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award.

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