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Kia reveals EV3 production images ahead of world premiere

Kia has just released some teaser images of its upcoming EV3 SUV – its latest all-electric model promising to be smaller, more affordable and more “plant-based” than its current siblings in the “EV” range. To mark the occasion, Kia also shared the date and time of the world premiere of the new EV3, which will take place later this month.

If you’re reading the headline above and thinking, “Wait, I’ve already seen images of the Kia EV3 a few times,” you’re only half right. We’ve covered scattered details about Kia’s plans for a new compact SUV called the EV3 since fall 2023, when we learned its interior would feature plant-based materials, including a center console made from mushrooms.

We even took a few photos of it on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show. However, this was the EV3 concept, alongside a concept version of another potential model to follow, the EV4. Aside from the Concept, we’ve only seen camouflaged images of the Kia EV3 testing in Korea.

Since then, we’ve reported that Kia’s latest BEV model will also be available in a sportier GT Line trim and is expected to debut in July at a starting MSRP of less than $30,000. Last month, we saw a silhouette of the EV3 cleverly teased by Kia in an ad for the upcoming Disney/Pixar. Inside Out 2.

Current images of the Kia EV3 still leave a lot to the imagination, but they offer the first real look at the compact SUV’s production-ready exterior, without any cladding or shadows. Look at.

  • Kia EV3
  • Kia EV3

Images of the new Kia EV3 announce its world premiere later this month

Kia’s press release, which coincides with the new images of the EV3, is short and sweet. He reiterates comments about the design elements that make the compact SUV true to the brand. For example, the EV3 borrows many of the same principles as the larger EV9, which has become a success in today’s market.

The EV3 also retains Kia’s “Opposites United” design philosophy, including its “tiger face” grille and tall wheel arches to match other BEVs in the lineup. According to the press release:

The teaser images highlight the bold, geometric and rugged aspects of the EV3’s exterior design while showcasing its dynamic styling. These qualities are emphasized by the square rear fenders and tailgate, as well as the EV3’s signature Star Map lighting, which give the vehicle a strong, futuristic identity.

With the arrival of the smaller and more affordable EV3, Kia believes it will strengthen its all-electric offering to consumers in terms of size and price, while continuing to offer performance and advanced technologies.

These EV3 teaser images weren’t the only exciting news about Kia’s latest release. The Korean automaker has confirmed that the world premiere will take place in Korea on May 23, 2024 at 7 p.m. KST (6 a.m. ET) and will be streamed live on Kia’s global YouTube channel.

We’ll be sure to share more details when Kia finally reveals the EV3 on the 23rd.

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