The new Kia K3 electric version will be officially launched in June this year, which is 3 months ahead of the previous plan. The new car was unveiled at the 2019 Guangzhou Auto Show.
The exterior resembles the gas powered version. As for power, the Kia K3 EV will be equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a maximum power of 135kW (184Ps). The cruising range under NEDC conditions is 304 miles.
In terms of appearance, the Kia K3 EV continues the family’s iconic tiger’s front grille, with a straight waterfall design inside. The relatively sparse tree-like chrome decoration and the surrounding silver trim give the front face a refined shape and a sense of movement.
The visual effects of the LED headlight groups on both sides of the grille are quite sharp, and the recognition of the front face is greatly improved. The front bumper also adopts a through-type design, which is very dynamic.
On the side of the body, the overall shape of the Kia K3 EV is relatively simple. The angular waistline and a little slippery back design make the side of the car look more dynamic.
In the rear, although the new car is an electric car, for better visual effects, it is still equipped with a dual-exhaust exhaust as a decoration, and the penetrating taillights echo the front face and also conform to the current trend.
In terms of configuration, the highend Kia K3EV model will be equipped with a front radar, which may be used in ADAS advanced driver assistance systems, and will also be equipped with front fog lights, door handles with chrome trim, skylights and other configurations.
In terms of body size, its length, width and height are 183/70/57 inches, and the wheelbase is 106 inches.
In terms of power, the new car is equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor produced by Continental Automotive Systems (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. It has a maximum power of 135kW (184Ps) and a maximum speed of 103 mph. The battery has a capacity of about 56.5kWh, NEDC condition Mileage of 304 miles.