Kia Teases New EV3 Compact Electric SUV

Kia Corporation has unveiled the first teaser images of the new Kia EV3, a compact electric SUV that enhances electric mobility's accessibility through a robust and dynamic design. These images precede the global unveiling of Kia's new electric SUV, scheduled to be live-streamed on the Kia Worldwide YouTube channel on May 23, 2024, at 19:00 KST (10:00 GMT / 12:00 CET).

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Kia releases teaser images of the new Kia EV3, a compact electric SUV enhancing mobility. Global unveiling on May 23, 2024, live on YouTube

The exterior of the new Kia EV3 features bold, geometric shapes, emphasizing the vehicle's robust and futuristic identity. Notably, the design includes boxy rear fenders and a tailgate, complemented by the signature Star Map lighting, which underscores the vehicle’s modern aesthetic. The design of the vehicle is inspired by Kia’s award-winning ‘Opposites United’ philosophy, a foundation for design continuity across Kia’s model range, allowing each vehicle to express its unique character.

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The new Kia EV3 sports a bold, geometric exterior with boxy fenders and Star Map lighting, reflecting its modern, robust look inspired by Kia's 'Opposites United' philosophy

The introduction of the new Kia EV3 follows the success of Kia's multi-award-winning EV6 and EV9 models. It aims to make electric mobility more accessible, particularly by incorporating advanced technologies that ensure outstanding performance. The model is set to broaden Kia’s electric vehicle offerings and provide a more accessible option for customers transitioning to electric vehicles. The vehicle will be available for purchase later this year, following its global premiere.

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Following the acclaimed EV6 and EV9, the new Kia EV3 aims to enhance electric mobility with advanced tech for top performance. Available post-global premiere this year

The upcoming launch of the model represents a significant advancement in making electric vehicles more accessible, particularly within the compact SUV segment. On the positive side, the new Kia EV3 leverages advanced technologies and a design philosophy that promises robustness and style, which could attract a broader customer base. Moreover, the live-streaming of its global unveiling underscores Kia's commitment to transparency and global reach. However, the success of the EV3 could hinge on factors such as pricing and real-world performance, which remain untested. Additionally, while the design is distinctive, it might not appeal to all consumers, potentially limiting its market appeal.

Speaking of teasers, Kia has also shared images of the new 2025 Kia EV6 crossover.

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Source: Kia