Kia EV3 on track for 2024 launch, GT Line version expected

Jet Sanchez
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Kia is gearing up for the launch of its highly anticipated EV3, a new electric vehicle (EV) that promises to blend affordability with cutting-edge design and technology. 

As part of Kia's bold new EV strategy, the standard EV3 will be showcased alongside a more dynamic GT Line trim, offering a sportier aesthetic and enhanced features. The Kia EV3 is expected to debut later this year.

A fresh take on Kia's electric future

Kia EV3 New Zealand

The EV3 draws heavily from the conceptual framework first revealed at Kia's inaugural EV Day in Seoul, Soth Korea late last year, which we witnessed firsthand. 

Its design echoes the larger, three-row EV9 SUV but in a more compact form, a strategic move to cater to a broader audience seeking both practicality and affordability in an EV. 

The EV3 showcases Kia's latest 'Opposites United' design philosophy, which is evident in its reimagined 'Tiger Face' grille and pronounced wheel arches, adding a bold touch to the vehicle's exterior.

Kia EV3 New Zealand

Inside, the EV3 combines sustainability with style, featuring eco-friendly, plant-derived materials. The minimalist interior is expected to be equipped with a large screen integrating the driver display and infotainment functions. 

However, in the production model, Kia plans to introduce its next-generation ccNC infotainment system, promising a user-friendly and tech-focused experience.

Performance and practicality

Kia EV3 New Zealand

Prototypes of the EV3 have been spotted in testing phases, indicating that Kia is fine-tuning the vehicle ahead of its official debut. 

With dimensions similar to the Volvo EX30, the EV3 measures approximately 4.3 meters in length, 1.8 meters in width and 1.6 meters in height, making it a versatile option for urban and suburban drivers alike.

Affordability meets the cutting-edge

Kia EV3 New Zealand

Kia's strategy with EV3 is to make EVs more accessible to a wider audience. Potentially priced below $50,000 in New Zealand, the EV3 emerges as an attractive option for those looking to transition to electric driving without breaking the bank. 

The EV3 not only spearheads Kia's new series of low-cost electric cars, including the EV2, EV4 and EV5 but also marks a significant step in the brand's commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Kia's introduction of the EV3 could very well set a new standard for affordable EVs, combining practicality, performance and a lower environmental footprint in one exciting package.


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