Kia Trademarks New Nameplates EK* & EV*

by Jan 20, 2021All News, Kia, Spy Shots0 comments

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Kia has recently released its brand new logo and slogan, but this was just a small glimpse of what’s to come. From now to 2027 Kia will have up to seven new dedicated electric vehicles so we have seen they already trademarked new nameplates like EK (from EK1 to EK9) expected for regular cars and EV (from EV1 to EV9) to SUVs/CUVs. Which is going to be used by CV? EV4 or EV5?

Kia will establish a leadership position in the global EV market by responding to fast-growing global consumer demand for EVs. The brand will launch a diverse range of dedicated BEVs and partner with EV charging companies worldwide to achieve this.

“Kia has sold more than 100,000 BEVs worldwide since the introduction of our first mass-produced BEV in 2011, the Kia Ray EV, “ said CEO Song. “Since then, we have started to introduce a range of new BEVs for global markets and announced plans to accelerate this process in the years ahead. By refocusing our business on electrification, we are aiming for BEVs to account for 25 percent of our total worldwide sales by 2029.”

Under Kia’s new strategy, announced at the start of 2021, the brand plans to expand its BEV line-up to 11 models by 2025. The first of these BEVs, code-named CV, will be revealed in between April-June 2021 as the brand’s first dedicated BEV, destined for many regions globally. The new model will offer the same competitive product quality and eye-catching design as Kia’s other vehicles, with high-performance driving and recharging characteristics.

Kia is focused on popularizing battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and plans to reinforce its global product line-up with the introduction of seven new dedicated BEVs by 2027. These new models will include a range of passenger vehicles, SUVs and MPVs across several segments, each incorporating industry-leading technology for long-range driving and high-speed charging from Hyundai Motor Group’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The second dedicated EV could be that big SUV teased along the CV at Kia’s premiere.

Under its new brand purpose, Kia will meet changing customer expectations about how they move, and how their movement impacts the world around them. Consumers are increasingly seeking out flexible, environmentally conscious, and integrated forms of transportation.

Kia’s new brand strategy is to respond to – and shape – these changing expectations by developing a range of products and services to meet customers’ needs in markets around the globe. These will offer greater access to a wider range of environmentally conscious mobility products and services to meet growing demand from customers worldwide for flexible, customizable, individualized mobility solutions, enabled by data and new technologies.

This big SUV could correspond to EV7 or even EV9 (looks similar to a Telluride but the interior space could be maximized by using the skateboard E-GMP platform)

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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