Kia announces new EV4 electric crossover

The electric Kia EV4 will follow the EV6 in the market and compete with the Mercedes EQA and BMW iX1


An editor at eMobilCar

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Kia already has a lot of experience in the all-electric crossover market with Soul EV and Niro electric versions, but now there is a new model called EV4. We first saw the EV4 last year when Kia announced plans to launch 14 new electric vehicles by 2027.

Kia owns trademarks for EV1 to EV9 badges. The large SUV could be the production version of the EV9 concept, which will offer a seven-seat capacity similar to the Hyundai Ioniq 7 SUV, which is confirmed to launch in 2024. It will be followed by the EV4 crossover, similar in size to the Volvo C40, Mercedes EQA and the new BMW iX1.

EV4 will be based on Hyundai-Kia Group's E-GMP platform for electric vehicles. This means that 58kWh and 77.4kWh can be offered for a maximum range of just over 480km in the EV4 midsize SUV. Expect also dual-engine powertrains with all-wheel drive capability that develop up to 321hp, although a single-engine version with 226hp is expected to be available, bringing down the starting price.

With the E-GMP platform offering 800 volt electronic architecture and 350kW maximum fast charging speed, a large battery should charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes, and in 5 minutes charging can be overcome 100 km.

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