Kia plans to have 14 electrical automobiles its lineup as quickly as 2027, together with a compact crossover presumably dubbed the EV4.
A prototype has been noticed for the primary time, revealing the same design to Kia’s not too long ago revealed EV5, a barely bigger compact crossover focused primarily at China.
The identical styling can also be discovered on the EV9 mid-size SUV which is confirmed to achieve U.S. showrooms as a 2024 mannequin.
It is not clear what platform the potential EV4 makes use of. One risk is the platform utilized by the redesigned 2024 Hyundai Kona Electrical, a automobile that is related in dimension to the EV4 prototype. That might doubtless imply a most vary estimate round 260 miles and a peak output of about 201 hp.
2025 Kia EV4 spy photographs – Photograph credit score: Baldauf
One other risk is Hyundai Motor Group’s versatile E-GMP platform which is discovered within the EV5, EV6, and EV9, in addition to some Hyundai and Genesis choices.
The devoted EV platform options an 800-volt electrical structure able to bidirectional charging, vehicle-to-grid capabilities, and high-speed charging claimed so as to add virtually 150 miles of vary in quarter-hour.
To achieve its purpose of 14 EVs by the top of 2027, Kia will launch a minimum of two per yr beginning this yr which noticed the respective launches of the EV5 and EV9. The EV4 is predicted to launch in 2024, and its availability within the U.S. is unsure. The identical can also be the case for the EV5. One future Kia EV that has been confirmed by the automaker for the U.S. is a pickup truck that shall be constructed domestically.