Kia plans to have 14 electrical automobiles in its lineup as quickly as 2027, and can launch at the very least two yearly beginning in 2023.
The automaker solely final week revealed the 2024 EV9 mid-size SUV as its flagship EV, and on Monday it revealed an analogous however smaller boxy-looking SUV idea referred to as the EV5, which is ready to spawn a manufacturing model later this yr. Kia stated the idea additionally alerts the search for its future EV lineup.
Kia hasn’t offered any technical particulars on the idea, however the EV5 title hints at a compact providing that might doubtlessly function an electrical various to the Kia Sportage compact crossover.
The platform is Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP design discovered within the EV9, in addition to the EV6. The designers took benefit of the platform’s flat ground to put in swiveling seats, in each the primary and second rows. Up entrance is a clear sprint with floating screens that’s just like what’s discovered within the EV9 and Telluride, whereas up above sits a full-length panoramic sunroof that additionally acts as a photo voltaic panel.
Kia EV5 idea
Sustainable supplies are used all through the cabin, Kia stated. The record contains plant-based supplies reminiscent of seaweed extract and recycled plastic drink bottles used for gadgets such because the seat trim, headliner, and door and dashboard lining.
The manufacturing EV5 will probably be launched in China later this yr. Kia hasn’t stated whether or not it can come to the U.S., although the automaker stated plans for the automobile outdoors of China will probably be introduced sooner or later.