Kia recently revealed its brand new purpouse and future strategy that will lead the South Korean automaker into a new era of electrified vehicles, and talking about electric cars we noticed that Kia have teased its bespoke Crossover EV (codenamed as CV) on its brand manifesto video.
What we know so far?
The new logo retains the “KIA” letters but introduces a more modern, angular font which also features a horizontally and vertically symmetrical design. It is expected that new Kia models will begin to use the new logo as their badge inside and outside soon, but we are going to know more about it in the presentation scheduled for January 15th.
Looking at the image, we can see the new Kia logo placed in the hood of a mysterious vehicle that could be the CV, the first Kia model to use the new E-GMP platform. If you look closer to the image you will find that the grille design has the same lines as the Imagine by Kia concept car, but smoothed. Also the grille shows a circle that could be front camera.
The production CV should have at least the same specifications leaked on the Hyundai IONIQ 5, up to 550km (342 miles) of range, 313 horsepower and a 0 to 100km/h in 5.2 seconds. Compared to the IONIQ 5, Kia’s crossover will have a high performance variant confirmed by Albert Biermann, Head of R&D Division, who said they have set a goal to achieve up to 260 km/h and to have a 0-62mph (0-100km/h) of less than 3.5 seconds.
The first of Kia’s next-generation EVs will be introduced to Europe on April 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 800v charging time.
Following the launch of the CV, up to 6 new dedicated vehicles using the E-GMP platform will be launched by 2025.