Kia ventures into new territory with EV4 electric saloon concept
The coupe-like four-door will face robust competition when it goes into production in 2025
Kia has revealed its intentions to introduce its first all-electric saloon with the unveiling of the EV4 Concept. The production-ready version of the EV4 is slated to grace the roads by 2025.
Although the current presentation is a conceptual one, the production variant of the EV4 is expected to closely resemble it, following a precedent set by the EV9 and EV5 concepts.
Despite being a four-door saloon, its design looks to adopt a coupe-like design with its sloping roofline, joined by a subtle roof-mounted spoiler. Up front can be found thin LED lights positioned at the outer edges, and the wheels feature a triangular-shaped design.
With a focus on space, inside ditches a central console to separate the front occupants' footwells. There’s also a large, dual screen setup which is split evenly as a digital instrument cluster and infotainment display.
Like Kia's pre-existing electric cars, the EV4 is expected to adopt the firm’s E-GMP architecture. There’s no mention of battery capacity and range, though the similarly sized
Hyundai Ioniq 6, which also uses the E-GMP platform, uses a 77.4kWh battery for a range of 338 miles.