South Korea’s Kia Motors said Tuesday that it has sold more than 10,000 units of the Soul electric vehicle in less than two years since its launch.
Solid demand from the European market helped boost sales figures, the carmaker added.
The Soul EV, the electric vehicle variant of the Soul crossover vehicle, posted combined sales of 10,210 units through January of this year, with the overseas market taking up 8,630 units.
Of the amount sold abroad, Europe accounted for 6,770 units, followed by the United States with 1,411.
The numbers mark the first time a South Korean-made electric vehicle posted sales exceeding the 10,000-unit mark. The car was launched in April 2014.
The Soul EV was No. 1 in Germany’s electric vehicle market in August, exceeding rivals such as the A3 e-tron and the Model S from Tesla.