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Kia EV3 Teased World Premiere on May 23

Kia EV3 Teased Ahead of May 23 World Premiere

Just 6 months after the concept was showcased, Kia announced the World Premiere of the EV3 electric SUV to be held on May 23, 2024.

The much anticipated Kia EV3 has officially been teased before the May 23 World Premiere. Those interested could watch the live stream on YouTube at 19:00 KST (10:00 GMT / 12:00 CET). Interestingly, the teasers highlight the production model with many elements straight from the concept. I know people are always excited to see elements from the concept making their way to the production version. The Korean auto giant will ensure that it comes to pass. The launch is slated for later this year. Also, the EV4 sedan could follow in 2025.

Kia EV3 Teased Ahead of World Premiere
Kia EV3 Teased Ahead of World Premiere

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Kia EV3 Teased Ahead of World Premiere

The teaser confirms the continuation of Kia’s globally acclaimed ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy with the EV3 as well. We know that the existing EV6 and EV9 embody this design language already. The EV3 will also bear bold, geometric and robust aspects of this theme. One could evidently experience this in the boxy rear fenders, tailgate, signature Star Map Lighting, etc.

The teaser image encapsulates the striking 7-shaped LED DRL which flanks the main headlamp cluster. In fact, it is positioned on the extreme edges of the bonnet. We even get a glimpse of the squared-off wheel arches adorned with black claddings. At the rear, the roof-mounted spoiler is visible. Apart from that, the elements from the C pillars seamlessly merge into the vertical component of the LED taillamp. Look closely and you will even see the glass panel connecting the taillamps. Concluding the inspection, I also like the hint of the roof rails to accentuate its SUV-ish traits.

All in all, the inspiration from the larger sibling, the EV9, is apparent. It also means that the upright stance and rugged elements will lend an imposing road presence. I would be prepared to witness an attractive compact SUV that will offer similarities to the EV9 to some extent.

Expected Specs

Kia has been tight-lipped about the kind of specifications it will offer with the EV3. However, we know that it will use the established and widely successful E-GMP architecture of the Hyundai Motor Group (parent company of Kia). Apart from that, we also anticipate that the EV3 will draw power from either a 58 kWh and/or a 77.4 kWh battery pack. For the price-conscious buyers, there will be a single-motor 2WD variant. However, we might even have a dual-motor AWD trim for those seeking spirited performance. Needless to mention, more details will emerge at the World Premiere.

Kia EV3 Teased Ahead of World Premiere
Kia EV3 Teased Ahead of World Premiere

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Learn Electric Cars Says

Hyundai Motor Group in general and Kia in particular are slowly emerging as the players to beat in the global EV industry. Their products like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ioniq 5 N, Ioniq 6, Kia EV6, and EV9 have already tasted immense success from customers and critics alike. If you think about it, this entire success story of Hyundai and Kia is barely a couple of years old. It is already ahead of most legacy carmakers in EV sales across the globe.

Going forward, they are now focusing on low-cost mass-market electric cars. That is where a product like the EV3 comes into the picture. The platform and battery aspects are already sorted, and the Korean giants are now readying an onslaught of new vehicles rapidly. Their product-offensive strategy might just be enough to make them market leaders within a short span of time. We shall keep an eye out for more developments in this space.