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Kia teases production EV3 images ahead of global premiere

Kia teases production EV3 images ahead of global premiere

Kia has just posted some teaser images of its upcoming EV3 SUV – its latest all-electric model promising to be smaller, more affordable, and more “plant-based” than its current siblings in the “EV” portfolio. To mark the occasion, Kia has also shared the date and time for the global premiere of the new EV3, which will take place later this month. If you’re reading the headline above and thinking, “Wait, I’ve already seen images of the Kia EV3 plenty of times,” you’re only half correct. We’ve been covering scattered details of Kia’s plans for a new compact SUV called the EV3 since the fall of 2023, when we learned its interior will feature plant-derived materials, including a center console made from mushrooms. We even snapped some pics of it on display during the LA Auto Show. However, that was the EV3 concept sitting beside a conceptual design version of another potential model to follow, the EV4. Aside from the Concept, we’ve only seen camouflaged images of the Kia EV3 testing in Korea. Since then, we …

Kia EV3 Electric Vehicle Launching May 23rd

Kia EV3 Electric Vehicle Launching May 23rd

The automotive landscape is undergoing a profound transformation as the industry shifts towards more sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. At the forefront of this change are electric vehicles (EVs), which have gained significant traction in recent years. Among the various EV segments, the compact electric SUV category has emerged as a particularly popular choice for consumers seeking a balance of practicality, affordability, and environmental consciousness. As more automakers venture into this arena, the competition has intensified, driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in terms of design, performance, and features. One of the most anticipated entries in the compact electric SUV market is the upcoming Kia EV3. This vehicle promises to redefine the segment with its bold, futuristic design language and innovative technology. The EV3 is set to embody Kia’s commitment to sustainability without compromising on style or performance, making it an attractive option for environmentally conscious consumers who refuse to settle for a mundane driving experience. The Kia EV3’s striking appearance is a testament to the brand’s “Opposites United” design philosophy. This approach, …

New Kia Picanto Starts at £15,595 On the Road

New Kia Picanto Starts at £15,595 On the Road

The Kia Picanto has been a prominent player in the A-segment for years, known for its affordability, compact size, and impressive features. The latest version of the Kia Picanto takes these qualities to new heights, boasting significant improvements in both design and technology. The A-segment, which typically consists of small, city-friendly vehicles, is essential for urban residents and first-time car buyers seeking an economical yet dependable car. The new Kia Picanto not only fulfills these requirements but does so with style and efficiency, making it an appealing choice for a broad spectrum of drivers. A Fresh Look and Cutting-Edge Technology The new Kia Picanto undergoes a substantial exterior redesign, aligning its aesthetics with Kia’s flagship models, such as the EV9. The car features new vertical headlights and a striking lightbar that seamlessly integrates into the front air intakes, giving the Picanto a modern and dynamic appearance. The interior also receives notable updates, including an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™, ensuring that connectivity and convenience remain top priorities. The Picanto’s exterior color …

Kia confirms EV9 GT is launching in January with enormous power

Kia confirms EV9 GT is launching in January with enormous power

After Kia’s first three-row electric SUV is already seeing strong demand, the EV9 is set to gain a high-performance GT version. Kia confirmed the EV9 GT will launch in January with “enormous power” and other upgrades. Kia EV9 set for the GT treatment Kia launched its flagship EV9 in Korea last June. In less than a month, Kia sold over 1,334 EV9 models and another 1,251 in July. After announcing US prices start at $54,900, Kia called the EV9 a “wake-up call” to the industry. In the first three months of 2024, Kia has sold over 4,000 EV9s in the US. Kia has been teasing a high-performance GT trim since its debut, but CEO Ho-Sung Song confirmed it will launch in January during its CEO Investor Day presentation. The EV9 GT will build on Kia’s first high-performance electric vehicle, the EV6 GT. Kia unveiled the EV6 GT in 2022, its most powerful vehicle so far. With 576 hp, the EV6 GT can hit 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. To prove it, Kia …

Kia EV3 teaser reveals new electric SUV’s compact design

Kia EV3 teaser reveals new electric SUV’s compact design

The upcoming Kia EV3 design was revealed in a new ad video. Ahead of its official debut, Kia’s latest teaser gives us our best look at the new low-cost electric SUV yet. Meet the affordable EV3 electric SUV Kia introduced the EV3 alongside two other electric vehicles during its EV Day in October. The models are part of Kia’s new affordable EV lineup, priced between $30,000 and $50,000. The EV3 takes the design and tech from Kia’s three-row EV9 and downsizes it into a smaller, more affordable model. Like the other models presented on EV Day, the EV3 features Kia’s new Opposites United design. One of the most noticeable features is the new “Tiger Face,” replacing the brand’s signature Tiger Nose. Inside, you can expect to see Kia’s new Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC). The next-gen infotainment system includes dual 12.3″ screens with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. With the new electric SUV expected to make its debut later this year, we’ve seen a few prototypes spotted out testing. Kia EV3 concept (Source: Kia) …

Kia Joorabchian ‘accosted’ by debt collectors working for agent Saif Alrubie, court told | Football agents

Kia Joorabchian ‘accosted’ by debt collectors working for agent Saif Alrubie, court told | Football agents

One of the Premier League’s best known football agents was confronted by about 12 debt collectors at his office – and separately relieved of his expensive watch at a ­restaurant – as part of an effort to put pressure on him into repaying money, Southwark crown court has heard. Kia Joorabchian – whose clients have included Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Philippe Coutinho – was “accosted” by associates of another agent, Saif Alrubie, as part of efforts to “intimidate him into handing over bundles of cash”, the jury was told. The supposed incident was relayed to the court as Alrubie stood trial for a separate alleged threat, which has resulted in him being charged with sending an “electronic communication with intent to cause distress or anxiety” to Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea’s director of football when the club was owned by the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. Kia Joorabchian. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images The message to Granovskaia was sent as Alrubie pursued payment for what he claims was his role in the transfer of the France defender Kurt …

Kia EV9, Genesis EV prices cut with generous ,500 discount

Kia EV9, Genesis EV prices cut with generous $7,500 discount

More automakers are offering steep discounts on electric vehicle models. Kia and Genesis are two of the latest to slash EV prices with generous deals. The Kia EV9 and several Genesis EVs are now $7,500 off with new discount offers. Kia and Genesis are offering significant EV discounts Genesis is rapidly expanding in the US, outpacing most luxury brands with sleek all-electric vehicles. The brand launched its first EV in the US, the EV60, in May 2022, and sales have been soaring since. Since then, the brand has added the Electrified GV70 SUV and G80 sedan to its EV lineup. As one of the first automakers to commit to an all-electric future, Genesis is already seeing the results. According to Cox Automotive, Genesis sold 6,403 electric vehicles in the US last year, showing 283% growth over 2022. That’s more than Lexus and Lucid. On the other hand, Kia is looking to revamp sales with a new design and branding. The automaker introduced its first three-row electric SUV, the EV9, which landed in the US late …

Kia EV5 GT leak reveals sporty electric SUV design

Kia EV5 GT leak reveals sporty electric SUV design

A new Kia electric SUV is getting the GT treatment. Images leaking out of China are giving us our first look at the Kia EV5 GT trim. Meet Kia’s new EV5 electric SUV Kia officially unveiled the EV5, its new compact electric SUV, at the Chengdu Motor Show in August. Branded as a family-friendly SUV, the EV5 features Kia’s new “Opposites United ” design. You can see several elements pulled from Kia’s larger EV9 like the redesigned “Tiger Face” grille, which replaces the signature “Tiger Nose.” It retains the EV9’s boxy, rugged look but in a smaller package. Aimed at millennials, Kia designed the interior for more than getting from point A to point B. Kia considered it an additional “room” to live in. It also includes Kia’s next-gen connected car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) with dual 12.3″ display screens and a 5″ climate control display. At 4,615 mm long, 1,875 mm wide, and 1,715 mm tall, the EV5 will rival Tesla’s top-selling Model Y (L – 4,760 mm, W – 1,921 mm, H – 1,624 …

Polestar’s new electric SUV is coming for Hyundai and Kia

Polestar’s new electric SUV is coming for Hyundai and Kia

Polestar’s new electric SUV, the Polestar 4, is set to hit the Korean market in June, Hyundai and Kia’s home turf. The new fully electric “SUV Coupe” is making its debut in key global markets. Polestar 4 production began in mid-November in China. By the end of 2023, Polestar said it delivered its first 880 models to customers. Earlier this year, Polestar introduced its new electric SUV in Europe and Australia. In Europe, the Polestar 4 starts at EUR 63,200 ($68,500), and in Australia, it will cost you AUD 81,500 ($53,700). Polestar’s new electric SUV made its North American debut at the NY Auto Show last month. The automaker announced Polestar 4 prices will start at $56,300 in the US with up to 300 miles range. That’s less than the expected $60,000 price target. The base, Long Range Single Motor variant features 272 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque for a 0 to 60 mph time in 7.4 seconds. Polestar 4 trim Starting Price(including $1,400destination fee) Range(expected EPA-est) Long Range Single Motor $56,300 300 mi …

Kia has the ‘secret sauce’ for affordable EVs in the US

Kia has the ‘secret sauce’ for affordable EVs in the US

Cheaper electric vehicles are on the way, and Kia believes it has an advantage. With its own “secret sauce,” Kia is moving to launch a series of affordable EVs in the US. “We’re ahead of most, and we’re trying to rush out ahead because our technology will be more evolved,” Kia America COO Steve Center told Automotive News. Kia revealed a new range of low-cost EVs during its first annual EV Day in October, including the EV2, EV3, EV4, and EV5. With an “EV for all,” Kia plans a wide-ranging lineup with prices from $30,000 to $80,000. To accelerate sales and compete with Chinese automakers like BYD, Kia is launching smaller, more affordable EVs. Kia has already launched the EV5 in China, with starting prices around $20,000 (149,800 yuan). However, in Australia, where it’s imported, it will cost around $40,000 (70,000 AUS). Although Kia has not announced plans to bring the EV5 to the US, it is planning to launch several affordable EVs and believes it already has a head start. Kia EV lineup from …