Almost six months ago, the world saw the Kia EV5 concept car, which clearly hinted at a production electric crossover. And now its first images have appeared – from the Chinese market, where it will be produced in a local plant. But this is exactly the kind of electric crossover Kia EV5 will eventually be exported around the world. So what do we see?
First of all, the design of the concept is almost completely imitated: triangular headlights, thin lights, the shape of the windows and wheel arches – everything is similar! However, brand photos give an understanding of the details. For example, the Kia EV5 electric car will have a panoramic roof and conventional mirrors, and will be offered with 18- or 19-inch wheels instead of the 21-inch wheels of the concept car.
Second, the exact dimensions are already known: length 4.615 m; width 1.875 m; height 1.715 m; wheelbase 2.75 m – that is, in the form of Kia EV5 we have an electric analog of the Kia Sportage. It is also known that the electric car will be built on the E-GMP platform and the initial version will have an electric motor with a capacity of 160 kW or 218 hp.
In the future, a version with four-wheel drive and two electric motors is expected, but their power is currently unknown. There is also no information on the size of the battery and the range. Probably, more technical characteristics will appear at the end of August during the full official debut of the Kia EV5 electric car.