Again the prototype vehicle that was caught near Hyundai-KIA R&D Center in Namyang a week ago and we thought it was the KIA EV4, by our colleagues at Shortscar was spied up close by Youtuber Eden and allowed use to see more details of the vehicle, including the rear design and first interior shots.
The vehicle, sure it is a KIA but unsure if will be EV4 or EV3, shows a boxy design and have parts mounted that make us think this is a Kia, for example, the exterior mirrors are the same used in the new KIA Niro while the wheels are from the Sorento. Now and thanks to this video we can see KIA logo in the trunk.
The EV4 was caught inside a parking lot in South Korea and despite we don’t know it was already developed, already has its production body. Some parts like taillights are still missing and the lack of its own wheels and mirrors made us to think this is one of the first prototypes built to test it on public roads.
Not that long ago, we spied an EV6 chassis testing mule that had a slightly modified body of the Kia EV6 with apparently similar wheelbase but could be hiding a different model, this is the first time we spied this model.
It is still unknown if this model used the E-GMP platform or the new “eM“. As a possible budget electric car (remember it has the same size as a Seltos but with a longer wheelbase) we bow down for E-GMP, but maybe with a 400V system like the EV5 and LFP (lithium iron phosphate battery) to keep the price under $25,000.
These are the very first spy shots of an expected SUV that should arrive sometime in 2024 and could rival Tesla Model 2 and Volkswagen ID.2all under $30,000 cars.