Second Kia Dedicated EV to be a SUV, Codenamed as MV

by Nov 4, 2021All News, Kia, Slider2 comments

We already have talked about Kia future models, but today we have new information about the second dedicated Kia electric vehicle to use E-GMP platform. While Hyundai teased a large SUV concept that previews a Palisade-like all-electric SUV, Kia has other plans and is already preparing its Sohari plant to convert into an Electric facility hub where a mid-sized SUV to be called as EV7 and codenamed as “MV” will be built.

Despite at first it was unclear to know which brand this car belongs to, we finally discovered it was a Kia model. This will be brand’s second dedicated EV. With a sized compared to an Sportage long wheelbase model, it will have an interior space similar to a Sorento.

This SUV is in an early stage of development as it doesn’t have even taillights. The mysterious vehicle will be manufactured at Kia’s Sohari Plant from April 2023. So expect a reveal of first official images sometime during first quarter of 2023.

As you may known, the picture above generated some controversy, as we have been contacted by a company related to Hyundai Motor Group forcing to remove the picture. If you take a look to the trunk lid, you will easily recognized the EV6 design cues.

And this is the Soul/Seltos size EV SUV, the one spied in the picture above and to be called EV7.

So now and thanks to the information we received, we can confirm Kia has already has two SUVs under development, the first, with the size of the Sportage, but with improved interior modularity and space. This first model is codenamed as MV, the EV6 is CV (C means Compact, M means mid-size) and Kia already had a meeting with the labor union.

Kia plans to transform the Sohari plant into an electric hub. Currently at Sohari plan Kia built Carnival, Stinger, K9 or Stonic. As we already have advanced, K9 is already discontinued and only available in South Korea, Stinger will be discontinued from the end of 2022 while the Carnival will get a facelift coinciding with the discontinuation of Stinger, including Hybrid and All-electric versions for the first time.

Currently Sohari plant has an output of 320,000 units per year while Kia plans to become a leader in the global electric vehicle industry by selling more than 880,000 units annually by 2030.

Written by Jose Antonio López

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

2 Comments

  1. Jtzist .

    Why would the EV7 be the size of the Soul/Seltos? Going by Numerical where highest is largest and smaller smallest then EV7 should be around the size of the Sportage.

    Ev9= Telluride size
    EV8 = Sorento size
    Ev7 = Sportage size
    Ev6 = CUV/Hatch
    EV5 = possibly a baby CUV or sedan
    EV4 = Sedan forte sized

    And by looking at the size of those tires and wheelbase, that looks like it is in between Sorento and Sportage.

    P.S. isnt it illegal to operate a vehicle with no brake lights?

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  2. Jtzist .

    Also the EV6 was already unveiled in January 2021 and is already in sale in S. KOREA. This vehicle on spyshots is not the Kia EV6.

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