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‘Is the Kia EV3 an Affordable Electric Crossover?’

May 23, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Kia’s latest offering, the EV3 electric crossover, is set to make a big impact in the affordable electric vehicle market. With a starting price target of ,000, the EV3 aims to provide long-range capabilities along with a host of features.

The compact size of the EV3, smaller even than Kia’s popular Niro model, is deceiving due to its scaled-down EV9 styling and black plastic cladding. This results in a stylish and modern look that belies its actual dimensions.

One key advantage of the EV3 over the Niro is its purely electric platform, allowing for a more spacious interior without the constraints of accommodating gas vehicle components. Competing with models like Volvo’s EX30, the Kia EV3 is expected to offer a more affordable price point.

In terms of range, the EV3 will come with two battery pack options: a standard pack with 58.3 kWh capacity and a Long-Range pack with 81.4 kWh capacity, offering an impressive range of around 370 miles. The 400V architecture of the EV3’s battery system, unlike Kia’s other electric models, balances cost and charging times effectively.

Inside the cabin, the EV3 boasts a series of screens totaling nearly 30 inches, featuring a digital dash, center display, and HVAC control screen. The intuitive design allows for easy control of various functions through the steering wheel or physical buttons.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the EV3 comes equipped with Kia’s Vehicle-to-Load system, allowing for the use of large electric devices through either a 110V plug or a special adaptor. This feature adds a practical and versatile touch to the electric crossover.

Set to launch in Korea in July 2024 and later in Europe, the Kia EV3 has been confirmed for the U.S. market. With its impressive range, stylish design, and affordable price point, the EV3 is sure to make waves in the electric vehicle segment.

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