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Kia EV3 Breaks Cover – All You Need To Know

The much anticipated Kia EV3 has finally been revealed with evident inspiration from the flagship EV9.

The Kia EV3 compact electric SUV has been revealed a few hours ago. The Korean auto giant has gone all out with the amount of tech, features, specifications and connectivity. With aesthetics looking like the younger sibling of the mighty popular EV9, the interior bears minimalist elegance and an uncluttered layout. It will be introduced in Korea in July 2024 followed by the European launch in the second half of the year. Other regions will follow thereafter.

Kia EV3 Revealed Rear Three Quarters
Kia EV3 Revealed Rear Three Quarters

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Kia EV3 Revealed – Specs

I shall commence with what powers the new compact electric SUV. It gets a fairly large 81.4 kWh battery in the Long Range trim and a decent-sized 58.3 kWh battery in the Standard model. Both these trims make use of electric motor which generates a healthy 150 kW (204 PS) and 283 Nm (209 lb-ft) of max power and torque. This propels the EV3 from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a respectable 7.5 seconds. The top speed is a decent 170 km/h (105 mph).

It continues to use Hyundai’s E-GMP architecture. The Long Range model boasts a commendable 600 km (373 mi.) (WLTP) range on a single charge. Using a DC fast charger, the battery can be replenished from 10-80% in 31 minutes. With a full 3D undercover, the drag coefficient is a cool 0.263 Cd. State-of-the-art Battery Management Unit (BMU) and Cell Monitoring Unit (CMU) technology ensure that the high-voltage batteries use energy efficiently.

SpecsKia EV3
Battery81.4 kWh and 58.3 kWh
Range600 km (373 mi.) [WLTP]
Power150 kW (204 PS)
Torque283 Nm (209 lb-ft)
DC Fast Charging10-80% in 31 minutes
Acc. (0-100 kmph / 62 mph)7.5 seconds
Top Speed170 km/h (105 mph)
Specs

Dimensions and Storage

Being a compact electric SUV, the Kia EV3 bears appropriate dimensions and excellent storage capacity. It measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,850 mm in width, 1,560 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,680 mm. That makes it quite spacious for a compact SUV. There are two storage spaces – a 460-litre boot and a handy 25-litre frunk.

DimensionsKia EV3
Length4,300 mm
Width1,850 mm
Height1,560 mm
Wheelbase2,680 mm
Storage460-litre boot & 25-litre frunk.
Dimensions and Storage

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Features, Tech and AI

The interior of the new Kia EV3 offers a rather sophisticated and minimalist cabin with a generous use of recyclable materials like Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). These are among the most easily recycled plastics in the world. You would find these in numerous areas of the interior, including the seats, headliner, door armrests, garnish, floor mats, and luggage board. The top highlights of the latest tech include:

  • 12.3-inch Touchscreen Infotainment Display
  • 12.3-inch Driver’s Instrument Cluster
  • 12-inch Head-up Display (HUD)
  • Ambient Mood Lighting
  • Highway Driving Assist 2 – Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) 
  • i-Pedal 3.0 Regenerative Braking Technology
  • Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) Charging
  • Digital Key 2.0
  • Premium Streaming Service
  • Harman Kardon Premium Audio System
  • AI Assistant Technology
  • Voice Assistant
  • Navigation
  • NBA Display Themes (Kia Connect Store)
  • OTA (Over-the-Air) Software Updates
  • Relaxation Seat
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist
Kia EV3 Revealed -Interior, Steering Wheel, Dashboard, Touchscreen
Kia EV3 Revealed -Interior, Steering Wheel, Dashboard, Touchscreen

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Learn Electric Cars Says

The launch in the native market will take place in July. By the end of this year, we will see the compact electric SUV in Europe followed by other international markets early next year. With the EV3, Kia aims to cater to the mass market by ensuring premium features at relatively affordable prices. As is the case with almost all technologies, the top amenities trickle down to smaller models. That seems to be the case here as well. The EV3 gets toned-down versions of many elements from the EV9. I am excited about seeing how well the customers embrace it.