Kia EV4 (2022): new electric SUV below the EV6
The EV6 was Kia’s first Electric SUV on the new E-GMP platform. According to “Auto Express”, the Koreans want to bring more models on this basis in the future, which they share with Hyundai. They have the acronyms for that EV1 until EV9 already secured.
In addition to possible seven-seaters on the name EV7 and EV8 could hear, it should also be a smaller one SUV below the EV6 give – the EV4. AUTO BILD shows how this is done with an illustration Electric SUV could look!
The EV4 is likely to settle in the crossover segment and start in 2024 as an opponent of the Volvo C40 Recharge and Mercedes EQA. Visually, the angular SUV could be based on its bigger brother EV6; Headlights and the solid strip of lights in the rear would then indicate family affiliation.
A range of up to 528 kilometers according to WLTP is possible
In terms of dimensions, the EV4 could be classified in the Lifga of the 4.51 meter long Sportage. The versatile platform should allow better use of space, which should also benefit the space for the occupants. The wheelbase should EV4 get a little shorter than EV6 (2900mm) and Ioniq 5 (3000mm).
On the drive side, the EV4 could also use the technology of its big brother. The known battery sizes from EV6 and Ioniq 5 are likely to be in the EV4 fit. Means: A 58 kWh battery, rear-wheel drive and around 400 kilometers according to WLTP as an entry-level variant would be conceivable.
With all-wheel drive, the EV4 could produce 325 hp
The batteries with 72.6 kWh (Ioniq 5) and 77.4 kWh (EV6) Capacity could move into the EV4 keep. These ensure a maximum range of 481 kilometers (WLTP) in the Ioniq 5 and up to 528 kilometers in the EV6.
Alternatively, it could EV4 also available with all-wheel drive. For the drives, an e-machine could produce 125 kW (170 hp), with all-wheel drive would be 239 kW (325 hp) from two electric motors possible. As a smaller model based on E-GMP, the EV4 could be equipped with 400 volt technology, while the Ioniq 5 and EV6 use 800 volt fast charging technology.