Kia and Hyundai plan to invest $18 billion in transitioning to become companies that solely produce electric vehicles by the end of the decade.

The manufacturers are developing a new electric vehicle architecture with one of the industry's largest batteries. The first production model based on this platform is expected to be a Kia-branded sedan called GT1, positioned in the mid-size segment and serving as a successor to the Stinger.

According to a new report from ET News, the GT1 will utilize the new eM platform and be designed with a 113.2-kilowatt-hour battery pack, offering a potential maximum range of up to 497 miles (800 kilometers) when fully charged.

Multiple powertrain versions are being developed, including single- and dual-motor models. The range-topping variant is rumored to feature a power output of 603 horsepower (450 kilowatts), making it the most powerful production Kia vehicle to date.

The current Kia Stinger will be discontinued soon, but the 2024 Kia Stinger Tribute Edition will be sold until it is sold out.

Kia will continue selling its existing lineup of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles until the arrival of the new GT1 in 2025.

Source: ET News

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Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
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