The Kia EV5 was launched in China on August 25 before officially opening for sale and being handed over to the above market at the end of the year.
Compared to the concept version launched in early 2023, the design of the finished version of the Kia EV5 is not much different, except for a few details such as no front light cluster or reverse doors.
Compared to its senior, the EV6, the Kia EV5 looks more square, practical and masculine – with the same interface as the top-of-the-line EV9.
The size of the car is smaller than that of the elder sibling, while the aspect ratio is similar to the main internal combustion engine powered SUV, the Kia Sportage. Information registered with the Chinese authorities reveals that the Kia EV5 measures 4,615 mm in length, 1,875 mm in width, 1,715 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,750 mm.
The upper frame is 45 mm shorter than the Sportage, but the distance between the two axles is only 5 mm shorter.
In contrast, the width has increased by 10mm and the height has gone up by 55mm, which promises to bring more generous and spacious cabin space. The space above the cabin promises to be larger than the EV6, although the total seating area isn’t the same.
The interior of the Kia EV5 follows big brother the EV9 due to debut in 2023, clearly visible via dual 12.3-inch screens in the dashboard and a smaller 5-inch touch screen to adjust the air conditioning below. is shown. The design of the steering wheel and center console is also largely the same.
Some of the equipment seen in the published images for the Kia EV5 includes 3-zone automatic climate control, satellite navigation, parking sensors, 360-degree camera, heated/ventilated front seats and 64-colour interior backlighting. User-selected mode capable of synchronizing with driving.
A special feature in the Kia EV5 cabin is the two front seats joined in the middle. The lower center console houses a wireless phone charger and 2 cup holders.
Specifications of the Kia EV5 haven’t been announced, but China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has already made this information public.
Powering the car will be handled by a single electric motor producing 215 hp/310 Nm. It is temporarily unclear whether the chassis is the e-GMP version like the global Kia electric model.
The Kia EV5, after its launch in China, will enter the fray in other international markets. Initially, Kia planned to sell the EV5 only in China, but later changed its mind after receiving feedback from customers. It will be the first model exported by Kia from China to its international markets.
The price of the Kia EV5 has not been announced but it is expected to start around 40,000 USD, which is equivalent to 941 million VND.
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