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May 24, 2024

2025 Kia EV3 To Offer 600-kilometer Range, Built-In Gaming

Kia is expanding its EV range with the reveal of the Kia EV3—the company’s dedicated compact EV SUV. Drawing on the advanced technology pioneered by the EV6 and EV9, the EV3 broadens Kia’s range with its bold design, innovative tech, and groundbreaking features.

The EV3 continues with Kia’s “Opposites United” design philosophy and this gives it a playful, yet functional design. Its assertive presence features vertical headlamps positioned at the extreme of the clean-surface face. The iconic Tiger Face incorporates the Star Map signature lighting. The rear completes the high-tech form language with a thick black trim connecting the C-pillar and roofline. The lamps also happen to integrate with the rear glass with an appearance meant to echo the Tiger Face Star Map front lighting signature.

Aerodynamics also play a key role in its design and as such, it has an impressively low 0.263 co-efficient of drag.

Inside, the EV3 accommodates five people in comfort with its living space-like ambience. The center console incorporates a sliding table and storage area. The lower area can store drinks, snacks, and even small backpacks, while personal electronic items—such as laptops and tablets—can be placed on the table when the vehicle is stationary.

With a 25-liter “frunk” and a 460-liter rear load capacity, the EV3 offers the largest luggage space in its class. The adjustable two-tier luggage board provides over 140 mm of load height flexibility, making it practical for activities like family camping trips.

A near-30-inch widescreen display – including a 12.3-inch cluster, a five-inch air-conditioning panel, and another 12.3-inch AVN display – incorporates seamless touch operation of the climate control functionality and provides clear graphics and intuitive information to the driver. The screen also extends to the center of the dashboard, giving the front-seat passenger access to entertainment and navigation features.

The EV3 also incorporates various sustainable materials to its interior construction such as the use of recycled fabric on the dashboard and door trims and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is among the most easily recycled plastics in the world, on numerous areas of the interior including the seats, headliner, door armrests, garnish, floor mats, and luggage board.

The EV3 measures 4,300 mm long, 1,850 mm wide, 1,560 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,680 mm. It features a front-wheel drive electric powertrain based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), utilizing Kia’s fourth-generation battery technology. The EV3 Standard model is offered exclusively with a 58.3-kWh battery, while the EV3 Long Range variant is fitted with an 81.4-kWh battery.

Both models utilize a 204 horsepower (150 kW), 283Nm electric motor, which enables a best 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of 7.5 seconds. The EV3’s maximum speed is 170 km/h.

State-of-the-art Battery Management Unit (BMU) and Cell Monitoring Unit (CMU) technology ensures the 58.3kWh and 81.4kWh High-Voltage Battery Systems use energy as efficiently as possible.

The EV3 Long Range provides an estimated range of up to 600 kilometers (WLTP). This impressive flexibility gives those taking their first foray into electric mobility complete confidence to tackle long journeys. When the EV3’s battery eventually needs replenishing, occupants can relax in the comfort of the living space-like interior as Kia’s advanced Vehicle Charging Management System enables the battery to charge from 10 to 80 percent in approximately 31 minutes.

The EV3 is the first model to benefit from Kia’s new i-Pedal 3.0 regenerative braking technology, which allows the driver to adjust the level of regenerative braking according to their preference, enabling one-pedal driving.

To complement the transformative experience provided by the living space-like interior, Kia has equipped the EV3 with a holistic suite of connectivity and entertainment features. These include various streamable content through its Premium Streaming service. Kia also offers arcade games, allowing occupants to enjoy in-car gaming. The immersive experience is further enhanced by the sound quality of the EV3’s Harman Kardon audio system, which delivers an experience akin to a home cinema.

The EV3 will be introduced first in Korea in July 2024, followed by its European launch in the second half of the year. Kia has plans to further expand the sales of EV3 into other regions, with subsequent launches to be expected after the European market entry. Pricing, Kia says, is expected to be at parity with equivalent gas-powered compact SUVs.


  1. The fight is on vs chinese EV's

  2. Looks like a Hyundai Ioniq 5 from the inside.

  3. Should be cheaper than EV6. I'm guessing around P2.5-P3M.

    1. Should be priced lower if they want survive

  4. "built in gaming"
    I'm gonna puke.

    1. Following Tesla's lead... Obviously..

  5. Caveat emptor, "Let the buyer beware". ALL ELECTRIC Vehicles are not sustainable. Besides the high acquisition costs, anxiety range, charging concerns like long waiting lines and charging times plus insufficient charging stations, high depreciation and low resale values, it is not Eco-friendly in terms of the vast amount of earth's resources in producing them. The technology is not mature and EVs could become obsolete anytime soon. Most buyers and EV car manufacturers who invested heavily in this would soon regret their folly as early adapter America has now realized with a glut of surplus EVs sitting in second hand market yards and in car showrooms.

  6. Hybrid is more practical and sustainable than pure EV.

  7. I agree. Too many gimmicks focis instead on reliability and ability to repair rather than making cars like gadgets that after a year doesn't have value anymore


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