In addition to the EV5 mid-size SUV that has already been confirmed, Kia is reportedly looking to introduce more new fully electric vehicles. On the one hand, the EV4 is planned to be below the EV5, which the EV3 will also be placed on. According to reports, the latter will replace the 4105 mm long crossover Soul, which is sold only in the battery version in this country.
Motor vehicle already shows spy shots of the alleged EV3. So it is a compact model in SUV format. The basis will be a platform designed for electric vehicles from Kia’s parent company, Hyundai Motor Group. This means that the range, charging speed and performance should be better than the e-Soul, which still uses an architecture originally designed for combustion engines.
According to the report, the EV3 is mainly intended to be used in urban environments. The design language should be based on that of the new EV9 flagship, which is already available, which shows a confident, progressive appearance.
According to reports, the EV3 may use the group’s latest electric platform. According to the company, the eM architecture is designed specifically for electric vehicles in all segments and offers a 50 percent improvement in a single charge. The eM platform is also being developed to support level three or higher autonomous driving technology.
According to the report, the EV3 can travel more than 600 kilometers on a single charge. Whether super fast charging is applicable to 800 volt technology is a matter of debate Motor vehicle still open. The mid-size EV5 in China uses only a 400-volt system. However, 800-volt technology can be installed in other markets.
The EV3 is one of eleven new electric vehicles scheduled to hit the market by 2027 as part of Kia’s Plan S strategy. Deliveries are expected in late 2024, with a market launch the following year.