Kia confirmed earlier this September that it would hold an Electric Vehicle Day (Kia EV Day) in October. The event aims to clarify the details of the Kia EV5 – the car series that had its full debut in China on .Aug.
Additionally, the sales schedule of the Kia EV5 in international markets and more details about the next electric model are also expected to be announced at that time.
According to The Korean Car Blog, some of the information to be announced at this event has been leaked. The new electric vehicles to be launched by Kia will be sedan models with two different focuses.
First of all, an upcoming high-end sedan is codenamed GT1 and the expected finished product is named EV8. The car inherits the spirit of the previous Kia K8/Stinger and is the top name in the company’s electric sedan lineup.
The EV8 will also launch a premium chassis called eM to serve high-end vehicles in the Kia lineup.
The same source confirmed that the Kia EV8 will have a maximum operating range of 700 to 800 km thanks to a large capacity battery of up to 113.2kWh. The vehicle’s capacity is said to be the highest in the Kia lineup when 2 motors are used for a total of 612 horsepower. The company previously achieved a peak figure of 577 horsepower on the EV6 GT. The car also has the following configurations: a single motor of 218 horsepower and a twin motor of 435 horsepower.
The second model of this sedan pair has the code name CT1 and is expected to use the name CT1. Unlike its predecessor, the Kia EV3 uses the same E-GMP chassis as the EV6 and EV9. The Kia EV3 is positioned in the K3/Cerato-sized sedan segment and has a global scale.
The launch time of Kia EV3 could be in the period of 2024 – 2025. There is temporarily not much data on this named line in terms of both design and powertrain. However, the parameters of the vehicle will not be too surprising as the chassis is not new.
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