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Kia EV5 Review ⚡

Price and Technical Specifications of the new Kia EV5

Kia EV5 price:

US$ 21800

manufactured in  China 
sales start  2023 
range (km)  650 
battery (kWh)  88 
max. speed (km/h)  no data 
0 to100 km/h  no data 
power (h.p.)  306 
car type  SUV / 5 doors 
drive type  AWD 

* Minimum price set by the manufacturer, excluding taxes and additional options

Kia EV5: Refined Design Meets Sustainable Innovation

The Kia EV5, a beacon in the realm of compact crossover SUVs, emerges as the triumvirate in Kia's electric chariot series, succeded only by its brethren, the EV6 and EV9. Unveiled in the year 2023, this vehicle prides itself in being the inaugural battery electric chariot to voyage from China's shores, birthed from the collaborative cradle of Dongfeng Yueda Kia.

Design & Interiors:

In crafting the EV5, Kia has orchestrated a symphony of luxury and functionality. The cabin is akin to a lavish conservatory, boasting an expansive dual-screen dashboard, whilst being cradled in sumptuous brown leather seating. An interesting quirk is the arrangement of cushions nestled between the pilot and companion seats, introducing an element of novelty, though sans an extra restraint, precluding the idea of a bench setup.

The aesthetic melody of the EV5 is composed in the key of Kia's 'Opposites United' design parlance. The visage features a modern variation of Kia's 'Digital Tiger Face', illumined by a novel lighting composition. Beyond its enthralling design, the EV5's allegiance to eco-consciousness distinguishes it as a vanguard in sustainability. The philosophy envelops the use of verdant materials within its realm, constituting seaweed extracts and repurposed plastic bottles for its seating tapestry, roofing, and door and dashboard linings.

Performance & Power:

At the heart of the EV5 beats an accumulator crafted by BYD, known as a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery, harmonized with a 160 kW (215 hp; 218 PS) electric dynamo, propelling a torque of 310 N⋅m (31.6 kg⋅m; 229 lb⋅ft). However, for audiences beyond its native shores, the EV5 will don a nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) battery sheath, boasting an 82 kWh capacity.

Launch & Reception:

The automotive cosmos was whispered tales of the EV5 through a concept carriage presented at Kia's EV Day fete in China on the 20th of March 2023. These harbingers of what was to materialize then crystallized into reality in August 2023, as the production iteration made its debut at the Chengdu Motor Show.

Final Thoughts:

The Kia EV5 transcends the mere essence of being a motor vehicle; it is an epitome of Kia's visionary compass towards the future horizon. Marrying the virtues of sustainability with unmatched aesthetic grace, the EV5 is not merely a carriage for the present but a luminary for the epoch of sustainable automobility.

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