The UK site of the KIA brand has already announced the availability and main characteristics of the upcoming KIA CV production model.
As Internet users have found out, KIA already has a page on the British website dedicated to the first electric car on the E-GMP platform. Apparently, the car will be available in the summer of 2021. Another confirmed feature is acceleration to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds.
Earlier, we wrote that the South Korean automaker announced the latest electric car as part of a global presentation of its new corporate identity, which includes both a name change and a new slogan: Movement That Inspires. KIA says it will focus on a wider variety of transportation solutions, including electric vehicles, mobility services and specialized vehicles.
Moreover, the new brand spirit will be accompanied by some changes to the brand’s corporate design, which will first appear on the aforementioned electric vehicle. KIA will use a simple naming scheme for its EV1 to EV9 electric vehicles. It’s unclear what the first car will be named, but the company showed us a teaser image of nine different vehicles, including two close-ups – a midsize crossover and a small hatchback. We assume that one of these vehicles will be presented in February.
A serial electric crossover should have at least the same characteristics as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, that is, a range of up to 550 km, 313 horsepower and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds. Compared to the Ioniq 5, the KIA crossover will have a “charged” version, which was previously mentioned by the head of research and development, who said that they have set a goal to reach a top speed of 260 km / h.
KIA’s first next-generation electric vehicle will be unveiled in Europe in April 2021 and will be built on a unique platform specially designed with leading electric vehicle transmission and technology in mind. Following the launch of CV, up to 6 new specialist vehicles using the E-GMP platform will be produced by 2025.