Kia has unveiled three new small- to medium-sized electric models at its annual Kia EV Day in Korea.
At the event, Kia presented its vision of ‘EVs for all’ and corporate strategy to expand its EV model line-up. The presentation featured the debut of the EV5, a compact electric SUV for millennial families, as well as the introduction of two concept models – the EV3 and the EV4.
Kia announced its plan to develop a wide-ranging EV line-up priced from $30,000 to $80,000, with existing models such as the EV6 and EV9, alongside future offerings tailored for the B- and C-segments. Through it, the brand aims to introduce smaller EVs – like the EV5, EV4, and EV3 – with prices ranging from $35,000 to $50,000 to accelerate EV adoption. In emerging markets with slower EV adoption rates, the initial launch will focus on the EV6 and EV9, with subsequent releases of strategic models including the EV5, EV4, and EV3.
The standard EV5 model, equipped with a 64 kWh battery pack and a 160kW motor, is expected to offer a driving range of 329 miles (530 km) per charge. The long-range model, featuring an 88 kWh battery and the same motor will offer an estimated range of 447 miles (720 km) per charge. The long-range AWD model will feature an 88 kWh battery pack and a combined output of 308 hp (230 kW), fed from a front-wheel 214 hp (160 kW) motor and a rear-wheel 93 hp (70 kW) motor. With AWD model, Kia is targeting a driving range of 650km based on the CLTC standards. Additionally, the model offers fast-charging capability, allowing the battery to be charged from 30% to 80% capacity in 27 minutes.
The interior is equipped with the connected car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) infotainment system and supports OTA software updates. The system incorporates a Panoramic Wide Display that pairs a 12.3-inch cluster and 12.3-inch infotainment system with a 5-inch climate control display. An optional HUD further augments the flow of information.