Kia puts focus on EVs , unveils an enhanced EV roadmap

October 14, 2023 | By Arnab Ghosh
Kia EV

Korean carmaker Kia Motors is betting big time on making electric vehicles as is clear from its latest moves. It is joining the same bandwagon as the European and German rivals. Many car companies have said they will switch to green energy car production completely by 2030. Kia has an ambitious plan to sell 1.6 million EVs by that time. It held a special EV day which it plans to make an annual event. It took the veils off 2 new concept EV models, namely Concept EV4 and Concept EV3. It also confirmed the specs of another upcoming model, EV5 SUV.

The smallest electric car in its upcoming EV line-up would be the EV2. The Concept EV3 draws design ideas from the company’s mammoth EV9 model. It looks stylish and has a sloping roofline while focusing more on enhancing interior space. Inside the cabin, you get plenty of bio-materials and 3D knitted surfaces. The rear bench seat resembles a little sofa and has space to store electric scooters or bikes.

The Concept EV4 is a four-door saloon with an unconventional styling. Karim Habib, the chief designer of Kia Motors has designed the car interiors in a minimalist style. Its rear bench seat is larger and not foldable. At the dash, there are hidden air conditioning vents that illuminate and slide out when activated. The Concept EV4 will have a feature called Mind mode which is an advanced form of ambient lighting. There is a dual-screen setup for infotainment.

In both the EV concept models, Kia has made use of recycled and eco-friendly materials. The company is likely to price the EVs in the range of $35,000-$50,000.

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