Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants – 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh – The Global Tofay

Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3, the company’s dedicated compact EV SUV, has been unveiled in full today. The vehicle’s exterior embodies Kia’s “Opposites Unite” paradigm and delivers a playful design combined with thoughtful functionality.

Kia offers the EV3 in nine body colors – two of which have been created exclusively for the new model: Aventurine Green and Terracotta. At the front, vertical headlamps positioned at the extremes of the clean-surface facial area contribute to the creation of a wide, ultra-confident stance. A new, robust interpretation of Kia’s iconic Tiger Face design incorporates the brand’s latest Star Map signature lighting concept. Arranged vertically, the Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) further emphasize the Tiger Face design to project a highly confident character.

In profile, the EV3 projects an aura of exceptional strength, combined with a powerful impression of agility and dynamism. The long, sloping, sleek roofline seamlessly transitions into a hatchback-style tailgate, further portraying the highly technical body design. The model has a drag coefficient of 0.263 Cd.

The rear aspect completes the EV3’s high-tech form language and purposeful stance. The thick black trim line emphasizing the connection between the SUV’s sturdy C-pillar design and the dynamic roofline further enhances the vehicle’s sense of strength. The simplified, geometric rear lamp design seamlessly integrates with the rear glass, framing a futuristic tailgate design with a wide, technical, and sleek appearance inspired by the Tiger Face Star Map front lighting signature.

The Kia EV3 GT-line expresses an even more rugged and adventurous appearance. At the front, the car’s contrasting lower body trim further enhances the dynamic design, while the integrated lower bumper creates a sportier, more refined look. Technical vertical and horizontal graphics express a bolder image in contrast with the car’s large black-clad areas. This treatment is also reflected at the rear, with a characteristic triangle wing configuration on the lower bumper, creating a similarly aggressive effect.

The EV3’s interior design offers a spacious cabin that comfortably accommodates five people. Along with multi-adjustable ambient lighting and ultra-comfortable seats, which incorporate a fold-back relaxation mode, the sliding table enables occupants to enjoy maximum relaxation when parked. With a 25-liter frunk and a 460-liter rear load capacity, the EV3 offers the largest luggage space in its class. The adjustable two-tier luggage board provides over 140mm of load height flexibility, making it practical for activities like family camping trips.

A near-30-inch widescreen display – including a 12.3-inch cluster, a five-inch air-conditioning panel, and another 12.3-inch AVN display – incorporates seamless touch operation of the climate control functionality and provides clear graphics and intuitive information to the driver. The screen also extends to the center of the dashboard, giving the front-seat passenger access to entertainment and navigation features.

The EV3 measures 4,300mm long, 1,850mm wide, 1,560mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,680mm. It features a state-of-the-art front-wheel-drive electric powertrain based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), utilizing Kia’s fourth-generation battery technology. The Kia EV3 Standard model is offered exclusively with a 58.3kWh battery, while the Kia EV3 Long Range variant is fitted with an 81.4kWh battery. Both models utilize a 150kW/283Nm electric motor, which enables a best 0-100km/h acceleration time of 7.5 seconds. The EV3’s maximum speed is 170km/h.

The EV3 is the first model to benefit from Kia’s new i-Pedal 3.0 regenerative braking technology, which allows the driver to adjust the level of regenerative braking according to their preference, enabling one-pedal driving. With the EV3, Kia is the first manufacturer to bring Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) charging to the compact EV SUV segment.

The vehicle’s Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology includes eDTVC Electric Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control to ensure the EV3 transfers its power to the road smoothly and stably. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Highway Driving Assist, and Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist provide additional support and reassurance for drivers on every journey, no matter how long or short.

Kia’s Remote Smart Parking Assist enables owners to maneuver the EV3 confidently and safely into and out of tight spaces without the driver having to sit in the vehicle. Bringing further value to the compact EV SUV sector, the 12-inch Head-up Display (HUD) projects information on the windshield to minimize driver distraction.

The EV3 is the first EV model to feature Kia’s AI Assistant technology, which recently made its debut on the Kia K4 compact sedan. This technology provides customers with new and innovative ways to interact with and control the vehicle’s features directly and intuitively, enhancing convenience and optimizing productivity during their time in the vehicle. This human-like assistant will always support and inspire users as they explore the world. Kia will soon commence the rollout of these features across other EV models, starting with the EV3.

The EV3 will be introduced first in Korea in July 2024, followed by its European launch in the second half of the year. Kia has plans to further expand the sales of EV3 into other regions, with subsequent launches to be expected after the European market entry.

Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today
Kia EV3 goes official with a 150 kW motor and two battery variants - 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh - The Global Tofay Global Today

The new Kia EV6 debuted today in South Korea and Kia has even opened the pre-order books in the local market. The first deliveries are expected to happen in June. The vehicle has a refreshed design. The front part gives a futuristic yet wide feel centered around daytime running lights (DRL) with Kia’s new family look, ‘Star Map Signature Lighting’, and connects the hood’s character line to the bottom of the vehicle…

14 May 2024

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