Kia to Unveil EV5 SUV at Chengdu Motor Show

Carmaker Kia will unveil its third EV product, the EV5 SUV, at the Chengdu Motor Show in China on August 25. The SUV is based on the E-GMP electric platform and features a second-line cabin. Its styling is similar to the EV9 SUV, which was showcased earlier this year in concept form.

Details of the EV5 SUV

  • The EV5 is based on the E-GMP electric platform.
  • It features a second-line cabin.
  • Its styling is similar to the EV9 SUV.
  • It will be unveiled at the Chengdu Motor Show on August 25.

Powertrain and Range

The EV5, like the EV6 and EV9, is based on the modular E-GMP Skateboard platform. It is expected to have a similar powertrain option and a range of 482 km, similar to the EV6. The EV5 will be equipped with a 75-80kWh battery pack.

Design and Features

The design of the EV5 SUV will be similar to the EV9. It will feature bigger 21-inch tires and an aerodynamic-enhancing roof spoiler. Kia is also expected to offer a wraparound digital infotainment screen above the dashboard. The EV5 will come with a long list of features.

Rivals and Market Availability

The EV5 SUV will rival the likes of Volkswagen ID.4, Toyota bZ4X, and Nissan Ariya EVs in terms of size and height. The production model of the EV5 will first be launched in the Chinese market, followed by other global markets. There is no news of the EV5 coming to India anytime soon, but Kia India has hinted at introducing mass EVs by 2025.

 

News Summary:

  • Kia will unveil its third EV product, the EV5 SUV, at the Chengdu Motor Show in China on August 25.
  • The EV5 is based on the E-GMP electric platform and features a second-line cabin.
  • Its styling is similar to the EV9 SUV.
  • The EV5 will have a range of 482 km and a 75-80kWh battery pack.
  • It will rival the Volkswagen ID.4, Toyota bZ4X, and Nissan Ariya EVs.
  • The EV5 will first be launched in the Chinese market, with global launches to follow.
  • Kia India plans to introduce mass EVs by 2025.

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