Kia Motors to Debut its First-Ever EV This Month

by Jatin Chhibber | 23/03/2021
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Kia is all set to reveal its electric car next month. It will be the first car in the automaker’s stable to feature the company’s new brand logo.

The Korean carmaker Kia will debut its first-ever dedicated electric car later this month. However, the automaker has also planned to introduce e-Niro and Soul EV in the market. The upcoming electric vehicle will be the company’s first-ever dedicated electric car to be built on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform. It is the first of seven EVs, which the carmaker has planned to launch by 2027. Recently, Kia has also revealed its new brand logo and the upcoming electric car will be their first global car to feature the company's new badge.


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Recently, Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Design Centre, said, “ the brand will be debuting a new design philosophy for the future. While the carmaker is yet to fully reveal the new design philosophy, the upcoming EV can be expected to sport this fresh design language. What will remain consistent with the new design language is the brand's signature 'Tiger Nose' grille. Kia believes the 'Tiger Nose' grille is one of the greatest elements of the brand's heritage and while it will definitely remain in the future, it could see very different executions.” 

The automaker said that their all-new electric car will have a crossover design language, which will blur the boundaries between passenger and sports utility vehicles. The looks of Kia’s upcoming electric car will be inspired by the Imagine Concept Vehicle, which was showcased by the carmaker at 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

The interior space of the car will also be one of the major highlights. The biggest advantage of an EV architecture is that it offers a lot more flexibility and space on the inside. Codenamed as CV, it will offer a range of 50 km in one full charge. It is also capable of charging under 20 mins using a high-power 800V charger. The automaker has also hinted to introduce the performance trim in the near future. Right now, Kia Motors has no plans to introduce an EV in the Indian market. 

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