Kia unveiled the EV3, a subcompact crossover that is both stunning and compact.

The display car’s lines have been faithfully carried over to the production model, which is scheduled to go on sale in Korea in July. It is the production version of a concept car that was unveiled last November. While Kia intends to expand sales to more places, the U.S. has not yet been confirmed as one of them. A European debut is scheduled for the second half of the year.

The EV3, which is about 169 inches long, is the automaker’s smallest EV to date. It is approximately four inches longer than the Kia Soul. Its dimensions are comparable to those of the newly unveiled Mini Aceman and the Volvo EX30, and like those cars, Kia has packed a lot of cargo into a small package.

The EV3 is powered by the adaptable E-GMP platform from Hyundai Motor Group, which is also used by the EV6, EV9, and a few other Hyundai and Genesis vehicles. There is a 58.3-kwh battery in the Standard grade and an 81.4-kwh battery in the Long Range grade. A single, 201-hp electric motor provides power in both situations, enabling 0-62 mph acceleration in roughly 7.5 seconds. It can go up to 105 mph.

Kia estimates a range of 372 miles on the WLTP test cycle, which is used internationally, with the larger battery. Under the more stringent EPA cycle, that ought to still be more than 300 miles. With a comparatively low coefficient of drag (for an upright crossover) of just 0.263, the range is improved. According to the automaker, charging a vehicle from 10% to 80% should take about 31 minutes when utilizing a DC fast-charger.

The EV9’s tough style characteristics are incorporated into the exterior design, while the inside features a common modern dash with a single display panel that houses separate digital panels for the infotainment system and gauge cluster.

The 12.3-inch screens on the EV3 are designed by Kia, and the company has announced that it will offer streamable material and downloadable themes for personalization—features that will come in useful when waiting for a charging station. A 12.0-inch head-up display and a voice assistant powered by generative AI are also integrated.

Additionally, Kia has unveiled the EV5, an electric compact crossover, in China. By 2027, the company hopes to have 14 EVs in its range worldwide. Additionally, an electric pickup truck intended for American markets and a small hatchback dubbed the EV4 are in the works.

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