In January of this year, Kia announced more details on its electrification strategy and hinted at a new member of its EV7 line-up that should hit the market in 2024. At that time, the manufacturer only published a single shadowy picture of an SUV. We now have a new and unofficial rendering to reveal the secrets of the model.
The vehicle, which is temporarily called the Kia EV7, was made by our friends and colleagues from Motor.es and we can already say that it will be a big machine that is coming our way. The automaker has already announced that all upcoming EVs from the brand in the foreseeable future will be based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which was jointly developed with Hyundai.
As you can see in the picture above, the Kia EV7 could accommodate up to seven passengers in a spacious cabin hidden under a box-shaped body. The exterior design could best be described as angular, which should allow engineers to maximize the interior. The E-GMP platform is available with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Last month, a prototype of the Kia EV7 was spotted on the road for the first time, and the photo suggested that the rear will have high-mounted taillights and a massive tailgate. For the time being, however, we can only conclude from the teaser picture and the Erlkönig image that this electric vehicle will have no resemblance to the classic SUVs from Kia.
It’s worth noting that Hyundai will also have a corresponding version of the Kia EV7. In May of this year, the South Korean manufacturer hinted at the so-called Ioniq 7, the premiere of which is also planned for 2024. Prices, drives, ranges, and loading speeds have so far only been speculation. But as a rough guide, a look in the direction of the Kia EV6 or Ioniq 5 is certainly not wrong.