Today we were surprised by a mysterious vehicle scoop captured in South Korea. This crossover/SUV are clearly a Hyundai Motor Group car, as you can see the typical warning message in rear window. We discarded Genesis JW EV as has not the Genesis design identity with the two lines or crest grille, and we also discarded Hyundai as they already have the 45 EV. So the only option is Kia, but we were shocked as we expected production version of the “Imagine by Kia” and we found Futuron inspired production version.
What we know so far?
Kia Motors Europe released its EV Sales Growth Plan including additional information for the first of a new generation of EVs from Kia, to be introduced as soon as next year, on May. The Kia CV will have an unique platform, single-charge driving range of over 500 kilometres and sub-20-minute high-speed charging time.
The first of Kia’s next-generation EVs will be introduced to Europe in 2021, constructed on a unique platform specifically engineered to accommodate the car’s world-leading EV powertrain and technologies. Not only will it offer a crossover design which blurs the boundaries between passenger and sport utility vehicles, as well as a future-oriented user experience.
It will also offer a single-charge driving range of over 500 kilometres, as well as sub-20-minute high-speed charging time. Kia Motors Europe will launch many of the brand’s future global EVs following the introduction of the brand’s maiden dedicated zero-emissions model in 2021.
We expected that the first model were based by the “Imagine by Kia” concept car, but looks like finally the one who reached green light was Futuron, a Coupe SUV electric vehicle showcased for the first time at 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) on November last year and premiered new Tiger Face design direction.
Following the launch of Kia’s maiden dedicated EV, codenamed as CV, Kia will introduce several additional zero-emission vehicles from 2022 onwards, with their own EV-specific designs and a new user experience designed to make them even easier to live with day-to-day. But this model looks pretty advanced to be a model released later than the Imagine production version.
What do you think?