The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Kia EV5: the electric successor of the Sportage? - Walla! vehicle


After the unveiling of the big electric EV9, it's the turn of the little brother the EV5 to be a replacement or at least an electric alternative to the Sportage

Kia EV5 in Kia's brand new design language (photo: manufacturer's website)

I don't like concept cars.

Because there are two types of concept cars - those that are nonsense and those that are big nonsense.

The second type is the one where you are shown some kind of extravagant creation on wheels, the one that told the designers - "You, the people with the strangest hairstyles and glasses frames in society - go, take your funny pencils, fly about your life, do what you want" and deep in the heart it is clear that in life They didn't make it.

The second kind that is just nonsense is the one where you are shown a concept car that "hints" at the future model, which you often don't know that the serial model has long been ready, designed to the very edge of the valve and it is just a distraction designed to attract your heartthrobs.

OK, so now that we have your attention, let's talk about the Kia EV5 Concept.

Sharp, rigid lines, the complete opposite of the Kia EV6 (photo: manufacturer's website)

About a week after the big EV9 flagship with three rows of seats was introduced, the EV5 joins it, which takes a lot of the square and tough look of the 9 and squeezes them into smaller dimensions.

Its presentation is a glimpse towards the presentation of the production version and the start of its sale specifically in China in the first stage.

Without detailing the dimensions and without an actual scale, it's hard to say how big the EV5 is, but if the 9 is the three-row version, we can assume the 5 will have five seats.

But you have to remember, if the 9 is a sort of electric equivalent to Kia's Telluride (a very large crossover that is not marketed in Israel), between it and the EV5 there is room for another model that could be the EV7.

That is, the intermediate model will be the replacement or electric equivalent of the Sorento and the EV5 is the equivalent or replacement for the Sportage.

Technical specifications have not been specified either, but it is not difficult to guess that the base will be Hyundai-Kia's E GMP platform on which the Ionic 5, Ionic 6 and Kia EV6 sit, does this mean rear-wheel drive as standard and dual as an option?

77 kWh battery? Ultra super fast charging due to the 800 volt electrical architecture? Most likely yes.

More in Walla!

The leading health fund presents: the services that will make your life easier

in collaboration with Kalit

Will this rear lighting frame fit into the other cars as well? (Photo: Manufacturer's website)

And while the drive systems of the other members of the E-GMP family are likely to be found in it, what it won't be in is the passenger cabin of the concept.

As a precept of the ecological age, recycled materials (from bottles) or plant-based materials such as algae are mentioned here.

Here he shows opening reverse responsibility doors (suicide doors), which also appeared at the time in the concept of the EV9 and remained there without reaching the production version.

The panoramic roof that is also a solar panel is something we have not encountered before.

And probably you can also forget about the seats with an unusual design that are also able to turn on their axis and face outwards.

You can also stop fantasizing about the minimalist cabin.

But maybe they will keep the patent for a folding table that is pulled out of the trunk?

It actually looks interesting.

In the absence of a gear box, the seats are designed so that their edge is also the armrest (photo: manufacturer's website)

Whether it will replace the Sportage or be its electric counterpart, it is going to meet an expanding battery of twin competitors Toyota bz4X and Subaru Soltra, Skoda Aniac, Volkswagen ID.4 and to some extent also the Ioniq 5 although there it is a vehicle that is between a crossover and a large hatchback is very.

In this respect, the EV6 may be to the EV5 what the Ionique 6 is to the Ionique 5 - a version with the same technical basis, but aimed at an audience that is not interested in the distinctive crossover look.

As mentioned, the Chinese market will be the first to receive the EV5 when it arrives in its serial version later this year.

As far as other markets are concerned, yes, the manufacturer has the intention to market it there as well, but more details about these plans will be presented "in due course", according to the company.

  • vehicle

  • car news


  • Kia

  • Concept car

  • concept

Source: walla

All tech articles on 2023-03-21

You may like

Tech/Game 2023-01-20T00:41:00.521Z
Tech/Game 2022-12-29T22:09:06.873Z

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.