KIA will have a complete range of electric cars with the acronym EV. We already know the EV6, EV9, and EV5. It’s time to see what the Korean brand reserves for the EV4, its most affordable model. KIA is clear: the electrification of its range is already a reality. Its commitment to battery models is clear, since a few months ago it presented the new KIA Niro EV, as well as its range of SUV and crossover models signed under the prefix “EV”. From this family, the Koreans have already presented the EV5, EV6, and EV9. And the rumors about the next EV4 begin to sound.
The future KIA EV4 is expected to hit the market in 2025, so its presentation would take place a few months before. This leads one to think that we could find out a good part of its details (aesthetic and mechanical) throughout the next 2024. From KIA they would be developing this model with their sights set on the European customer, due to its compact size and its attractive price.
Until the arrival of a hypothetical KIA EV3, the EV4 will serve as a model of access to the range of electric vehicles. According to the first indications, this could be the spiritual substitute for the KIA Soul EV, a model that continues to be marketed in Spain today, although its sales have not yet picked up. Its dimensions, therefore, would be significantly more compact than what has been known so far in the KIA EV6 (it measures 4,680 mm in length).
Aesthetically, it is expected to retain the main lines of KIA’s electric models. This will mean a personal front, with mainly muscular shapes, with the insertion of straight lines in numerous components, such as headlights, grills, etc. In general terms, it is expected that it will be based on the recently known KIA EV5, although with more concise proportions. Among its finishes, as in its brothers in the range, will be the GT-Line, as well as a sports GT variant that would arrive later.
The passenger compartment should have a double digital screen seated on the dashboard (instrumentation and infotainment) or the incorporation of sustainable materials for the upholstery. In addition, it will have a generous interior space, both in its double row of seats and in the trunk itself.
As for its mechanics, as we have already mentioned, all these data are nothing more than rumors that could vary from time to time once it is officially presented. However, these rumors point to a model based on the E-GMP platform, which is already used by other electric cars from KIA and Hyundai, and the adoption of a 58 or 77-kWh battery, which will provide an electric range of between 400 and 550 kilometers. As for the power of its engines, it could adopt the electric block of the access EV6, which has 170 HP and 350 Nm of maximum torque.
In addition, it will have driving aid technology, updates via OTA (wireless), subscription services, or connectivity to smartphones through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Features enabled by payment announced their arrival during the presentation of the EV9, something that is expected to incorporate all electric – and non-electric – KIA models from now on.