Kia's new electric SUV, the EV3, is set to launch in the United States between 2025 and 2026, with pricing targeted around $30,000.

Initially showcased as a concept last October, Kia officially confirmed its US debut to Motor1. This introduction will mark a significant step for Kia in the competitive electric vehicle (EV) market.

The EV3 is priced under $35,000, making it an attractive option for buyers. At 169.3 inches long, it is slightly smaller than the Kia Seltos by 3.3 inches. The vehicle utilizes the E-GMP platform, similar to other successful models like the EV6 and EV9.

Kia offers two battery options for the EV3: a 58.0 kWh battery or an upgraded 81.4 kWh battery. These provide a range of up to 350 miles in US conditions or up to 560 kilometers as per WLTP standards. The fast-charging rate stands at an estimated 128 kilowatts.


Inside, the EV3 features dual 12.3-inch touchscreens and optional extras like a head-up display. Safety isn't compromised either; it comes with lane-keep assist, highway driving assist, and automatic emergency braking among other features. Additionally, Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) charging supports practical applications such as powering hairdryers and coffee makers directly from the car.

The driving experience is enhanced with i-Pedal 3.0 technology for one-pedal driving along with adjustable regeneration levels controlled via paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Further details about the production model will be shared closer to its launch date in America.

In wrapping up, we see Kia's strategic entry into a competitive segment that includes strong contenders like Rivian R3 by timing its release aptly and pricing it aggressively against most mid-sized electric SUVs available today. With advanced technological features paired with affordability and efficiency considerations, Kia aims to make a significant impact on U.S grounds upon release.

Максим Тропко
Maksim Tropko
35 years (16 years driving)