Kia has previewed a variety of all-electric automobiles it should launch as a part of its international EV enterprise technique.
The South Korean automaker needs to ascertain a management place within the international EV market and below its ‘Plan S’ technique introduced in the beginning of 2020, will broaden its vary of battery electrical automobiles as much as 11 fashions by 2025. A teaser launched by Kia reveals seven devoted electrical automobiles that it’s going to launch by 2027.
Kia hasn’t launched many particulars about these seven automobiles however has confirmed that the first of them is codenamed CV and can be revealed subsequent yr as its first devoted BEV. This mannequin “will offer the same competitive product quality and eye-catching design as Kia’s other vehicles, with high-performance driving and recharging characteristics.”
While particulars are scarce, the teaser picture signifies that 4 of the brand new EVs being developed by Kia are SUVs/crossovers. At least one seems to be a sportier mannequin whereas two others seem like fastbacks/hatchbacks. Kia has confirmed that the CV premiering subsequent yr will deliver with it a brand new design path that may filter all through the remainder of the corporate’s EV vary.
Details in regards to the company’s EV future had been introduced by Kia president and chief govt Ho Sung Song throughout a latest occasion at its Hwasung plant in Korea. Kia’s new devoted electrical automobiles will use its Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and can supply “best-in-class interior spaciousness.”
“Kia has sold more than 100,000 BEVs worldwide since the introduction of our first mass-produced BEV in 2011, the Kia Ray EV,” Song mentioned on the occasion. “Since then, we have started to introduce a range of new BEVs for global markets and announced plans to accelerate this process in the years ahead. By refocusing our business on electrification, we are aiming for BEVs to account for 25 percent of our total worldwide sales by 2029.”