Promised great range, compelling dynamics, fast charging – and a rather strange body type.
Now in the KIA lineup has two all-electric models – the Soul and crossover Niro. However, in the near future this part of the range will be replenished with another buggy, which will be the ideological and technological flagship of the brand.
According to the publication Autocar, one of the tasks of the future of the electric car is to change the brand perception by the customers: new product will have to demonstrate technical heights achieved by the KIA. According to preliminary data, especially for her have developed a new platform (it is possible, with some participation of the firm Rimac), which will later become the basis for a whole galaxy of electric cars, not just KIA.
It is assumed that the minimum reserve will be about 500 km and 800-volt on-Board system (like Porsche Taycan) will allow you to recharge batteries from 20% to 80% in about 20 minutes – when using fast charger.
The firm claim that their development needs will differ markedly from those of electric cars that are on the market right now. According to KIA, it’s mostly either compact and affordable model, or representatives of the premium segment. Therefore, the Korean firm is going to bring to the market something special. Accordingly, we cannot exclude the possibility that their flagship electric car KIA will build on motives of the acclaimed concept of Imagine, which was a something between a cross-coupe and sedan.
And the interesting thing is that all of the above has to happen very quickly: KIA may launch its electric flagship on the market in 2021.