KIA EV5 Leaked Ahead August 25th Debut

by Aug 14, 2023All News, Kia, Spy Shots0 comments

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Recently we shared that KIA’s third all-electric dedicated vehicle, the KIA EV5, will be revealed at China’s AutoChengdu in August 25 and today we want to show you the very first official pictures of the production version spied completely leaked in China. Pictures of the final version shows that is very similar to the concept car.

Kia recently confirmed the vehicle price range, as well as the battery capacity of the EV5 to be sold to the domestic market and in China. The EV5 for sale in South Korea will be set within the standard 50 million won (US $38,000/35.000€) range and the long range within 57 million won (US $43,800/40.000€).

Kia’s compact SUV battery capacity to be on sale in South Korea and other overseas markets will be larger than current EV6 (which battery capacity is 77.4kWh) and will reach 82kWh, reaching more than 600km in the case of the long range model. The overseas market will use a NCM battery while the Chinese version will use LPF only.

In terms of body size, the length, width and height of the new car are 4615/1875/1715mm respectively, and the wheelbase is 2750mm.

Another information revealed regards the charging system that this time will be based on a 400V system instead of an 800V high voltage system used on the rest of dedicated EVs from HMG. With an 800V system, you can use an ultra-fast electric vehicle charger with an output of up to 350kW, but Kia has decided to go with a 400V system in order to make it cheaper to buy.

Despite Kia initially make it clear that the EV5 will be Chinese-only model with options to be sold in additional countries in the future, Kia’s CEO Song Ho-seong turned around and said, “We will also sell EV5 in South Korea and overseas.” and also pointed out that “The EV5 is struggling with a variety of marketing measures to dissage the image of the EV5 as an SUV for China,” he added.

Source: AutoHome

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