Kia unveiled the EV5 electric SUV concept as the brand looks to expand its electric vehicle offering and accelerate its position in the zero-emission vehicle market. The EV5 concept is a preview of what we can expect from Kia’s next all-electric production SUV, due to launch later this year.
Kia is a brand that has truly reinvented itself in the new age of electric vehicles. The automaker has experimented with eco-friendly transportation options for several years, launching models like the Soul EV in 2014.
However, its latest generation of electric vehicles has taken the brand to new heights. Kia ditched its compliant Soul EV for the upgraded Niro EV crossover.
In addition, Kia launched the EV6 in May 2021, built on the dedicated EV architecture of Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform.
The EV6 has been a success so far, selling more than 80,000 units last year and putting Kia on the map as a legitimate EV competitor, with a range of up to 310 miles.
Kia went a step further, launching the EV9 SUV last week after testing it for several months. The EV9 is the company’s first seven-seater and will become the brand’s flagship EV when it goes on sale later this year.
Just a week after launching the EV9, Kia unveiled its latest electric SUV concept, the EV5.
Kia unveils images of the EV5 all-electric SUV concept
kia removed the sheets its newest EV will join the brand’s rapidly expanding portfolio at Kia Chinese EV Day.
The EV5 is influenced by the same “opposites united” design philosophy instilled in the EV9 SUV, providing an intriguing look at the brand’s future electric plans.
Karim Habib, Executive Vice President and Head of Kia’s Global Design Center, said in the statement:
The Kia Concept EV5 is inspired by the contrast and complementarity of natural landscapes and man-made architecture. It is designed to inspire our customers on every journey, while providing sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions. Created for those seeking creative new ideas, the SUV combines an emotional form language with innovative, user-focused interior architecture.
The EV5 will be a smaller electric crossover alternative to the highly anticipated EV9 SUV. It’s hard to get an idea of the size of the images, even though it will be two rows instead of three.
Kia hasn’t revealed any specifications yet, but it’s likely to ride on the same 800V E-GMP platform as other new Hyundai and Kia models, offering high-range, ultra-fast charging, and V2L capabilities.
The interior is quite futuristic, with swivel seats (like the EV9) and a spacious interior that Kia says creates a “coexistence space” with nature, people, and technology, though some features may not make it to the surface. production version.
Kia will launch the production model of the EV5 later this year, first in China, with plans for global markets “to be realized in due course.” The EV5 will follow Kia’s EV6 as part of the automaker’s recent foray into China.