Kia EV5 SUV concept revealed after EV9 debut
Kia EV5 will be sold first in China; likely to get the same powertrain options as the EV6.
Kia has perfected the EV5 SUV concept, its third EV model, just a week after unveiling the production EV9 full-size SUV. The new Kia EV5 is, as the name suggests, smaller than its newly launched EV9 sibling, but follows the larger vehicle by adopting the ‘Opposites United’ design ethos that will define all models in the range. The future of Korean brands.
- Kia EV5 production version will be sold first in China
- Has a cabin as flexible as the EV9
- Sitting on an instance of the E-GMP . platform
Kia EV5: What’s New?
Now, officially known as the ‘Concept EV5’, the new SUV will debut in China later this year – which is why it was launched without a prelude at the China Electric Vehicle Day event. Country of the brand. Kia did not say if it will come to Europe, but has promised to reveal “future plans for other global markets” in the near future.
Technical details are largely shrouded in secrecy, but the production version of the EV5 will likely run on a variant of the E-GMP platform that underpins the current two custom-built Kia EVs and Another four will be available before 2026.
In terms of size and stature, the EV5 looks roughly comparable to today’s internal combustion-engined Kia Sportage and, as such, could serve as a viable rival to similarly conceived electric family vehicles including the Toyota bZ4X , Nissan Ariya and Volkswagen ID 4. While Kia hasn’t provided any performance and price hints, it is likely to match those cars (and its siblings) in offering selection two- and four-wheel drive, and if it’s powered by the same 77kWh battery pack as the EV6, it should offer a competitive maximum range of more than 482km (300 miles). Kia presents the EV5 as a crossover that supports the lifestyle of owners who pursue “a life without borders, where there is no boundary between enjoying and appreciating nature and the city”.
Kia EV5: styling
Like the EV9, it’s well-proportioned and overly focused on practicality, and the larger car’s swivel seats are also here – allowing occupants in both rows to rotate 90 degrees to “enjoy the uninterrupted view”, thanks to the rear hinge. doors and no A-pillars. This is also a feature that appeared on the original EV9 concept and is unlikely to appear on the production spec EV5.
Kia EV5: interior
What’s unique is that the EV5 concept also seems to have bench-style front seats – taking advantage of the lack of transmission tunnel to give more space to the front occupants. Whether such a feature could be similar for sale in China or elsewhere is unclear, but it is certain that the panoramic roof (storing the battery-boosting solar panels on the concept car) is certain. will appear in showrooms, as well as sustainably sourced interior materials and upholstery. digital infotainment screen above the dashboard.
The EV5’s outdoor space is further accentuated by a wooden table that pops out in the trunk that looks like a couch, plants in the rear storage bin, and a 21-inch wheel design that certainly shows the possibilities’ go anywhere’ to any degree.
Kia EV lineup in India
As for India, Kia currently sells the EV6 as the only electric vehicle in its portfolio among the many products powered by an internal combustion engine.