As the day of reveal of Kia’s electric car code-named CV draws new, it has become increasing difficult for the company to keep it from the public eye.
The car was spotted again, this time in the company of its sister models the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Genesis GV60, in testing in Northern Sweden. Even though swaddled in camouflage materials, more details about both the interior and exterior can be gleaned from the photographs.
The CV is going to be one of the seven electric vehicles that Kia will launch before the end of 2027, as it seeks to expand its electric vehicle lineup. It is going to be based on Hyundai’s new electric-global modular platform (E-GMP), which is going to power all 7 electric models and additional 4 ICE models. The CV however has an unveiling date in March.
The exterior of the model is looking quite stylish with rugged accents and a bodywork full of curves. The hood is short and the roof slopes toward the back.
Inside the CV, there are two screens, which is becoming a norm in the industry. Judging from the photos, Kia is differentiating by using curved displays, although this has to be confirmed. One of the screen is the center console, while the second one serves as the instrument cluster. Buyers might be getting dedicated climate settings controls and an ambient lighting system.
Details about the exact specifications are still under wraps but the CV is expected to have many similarities with the Ioniq 5. If that is anything to go by, the CV could be powered by dual motors that output 309 hp together. It should hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from 0 mph in 5.2 seconds. The battery should have a range not less than 311 miles (500 km) and allow high charging, able to charge to 20% in just 4 minutes.
Kia thinks the CV will kick start an era of EVs being as profitable as ICEs by 2025, which should come as economy of scale kicks in down the line. The electric vehicle is expected to come with Highway Driving Assist Level 2.
Written by D.O. for www.ShargeMe.blog