Kia EV5: Rumored pricing, design, range, features and more

Kia EV5: Rumored pricing, design, range, features and more

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Kia is firing on all cylinders. After the success of the Kia EV6, the company is about to follow things up with the larger Kia EV9. But it doesn’t stop there. Kia recently announced a few other new electric vehicles set to join its lineup in the near future – including the EV5.

If the EV5 is anything like the EV6 or EV9, of course it will be an instant hit. But it may be a while before we see the car in the real world. Would you like to know more about the Kia EV5? Here’s what you need to know.

design

Despite the smaller number, the Kia EV5 will actually be larger than the EV6 crossover — but not as big as the EV9 SUV. It will be more of a ‘compact SUV’, offering a boxy design similar to the EV9, but with only two rows of seats instead of three.

Images of the car from Kia suggest that it will follow the same overall design language as the EV9. This means it will have a blocky design, with unique LED lighting signatures on the front and back. It will be 181.7 inches long, making it a bit shorter even than the EV6, but it will be much longer than the EV6, and therefore have more interior space.

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The interior design will largely follow that of other Kia cars as well. There are two 12.3-inch screens at the front of the car for the infotainment and instrument monitoring system. However, what sets the EV5 apart is what kind of weird front seat it looks like He should Provides a middle seat – but no seat belts and a slightly raised middle seat. It’s not clear if this will be sold in all regions, but it looks as though the Chinese production model will get the odd front seat.

Status of price and tax credit

It seems as if Kia’s naming scheme is less about size and more about price. We expect the EV5 to be a bit cheaper than the EV6, meaning it will hopefully start at around $40,000 – although that remains to be seen.

There are conflicting reports on whether or not the EV5 will be sold in the US, and it doesn’t appear that the company plans to build the car at its US factory – meaning it won’t be eligible for the federal EV tax credit. . Some reports indicate that the car will not come to the United States, while other reports indicate that it will be sold in North America. Both may be true, if sold in Mexico and/or Canada. Hopefully it will make its way to the US, but if it does, it probably won’t be for another few years.

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Models

We don’t yet have information about individual models of the EV5 – but you can expect at least a few models to be sold. The car will be available in both single and dual engine configurations – with the single engine model making up to 214 horsepower and the dual engine configurations making up to 308 horsepower. In other words, the EV5 won’t be the fastest car out there, but it should still have some of that EV appeal.

There will be standard-range and long-range models – although it’s unclear whether single- or dual-motor configurations will get both battery options. We hope to hear more about the models in the near future.

Charging speed and range

Kia’s electric cars have long been praised for their excellent fast charging speed – thanks in large part to the fact that they offer an 800-volt build. Unfortunately, Kia has confirmed that the EV5 will do just that no Get an 800V build – which means it won’t reach the same 350kW supercharging speeds you’ll get from the EV6 and EV9.

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In China, Kia will offer models equipped with a 64 kWh battery in standard range models, and 88 kWh batteries in long range models. Battery sizes will likely vary slightly depending on the market in which the car is sold, so we will have to wait and see the battery sizes in models outside of China. Kia says the single-motor EV5 will have a range of 447 miles, while the dual-motor model will have a range of 329 miles. However, we are a little skeptical about these numbers. These are unlikely to be the estimated EPA numbers the company will report if it sells the EV5 in the United States. In fact, Kia’s numbers come from a combined charge and load cycle standard — and it’s estimated that the EPA’s numbers are 35% lower than those. This would put the standard model at about 290 miles and the long-range model at about 214 miles.

Technology features

The EV5 will come with a host of tech features to make the car experience even better. As you’d expect, you’ll get the basics like backup cameras, plus adaptive cruise control and lane-focus technology that will combine to provide a fairly autonomous experience on the highway. As with other Kia vehicles, the car should offer CarPlay and Android Auto, hopefully through wireless connectivity. Kia said that it will provide the car with Remote Smart Parking Assist technology, which allows for automated parking. Again, like the other features, it’s hard to know which of these will make their way to a US model, if they ever launch.

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