Kia expected to unveil EV3 and EV4 concepts at new EV Day event
Kia has teased the reveal of two new concept EVs, expected to happen at an event next week. The company’s EV Day will take place in Korea on October 12; Kia has suggested it wants to make this an annual event. The brand will use the occasion to discuss “three new small- to medium-sized electric models”.
Further details on the EV5, launched at the Chengdu Motor Show earlier this year, will be provided alongside the two new concepts at EV Day. A teaser image (below) shows five vehicles: the furthest left is the EV6 GT, the EV5 is in the middle, and the EV9 is the last model on the right. The car sat between the EV5 and the EV9 is considered the EV3 concept, a crossover vehicle that could be launched in 2024 or 2025. The image shows the new model to have a headlight design similar to the EV5, though it lacks the central lightbar.
The second concept car in the image is a saloon, a model which looks designed to rival the Tesla Model 3. The name of this new EV remains to be seen; several sources claim it will be the EV4, though contrary rumors suggest that the EV4 is an SUV. The company will also use the event to announce a more comprehensive vision for its EV line-up and overall strategy for battery-powered vehicles.