Kia, the South Korean automaker, is set to launch its second pure electric model EV5 in China in November. The EV5 is a medium-sized SUV that will be produced and launched in China globally.
The EV5 is based on Kia's E-GMP platform, which is also used for the EV6 electric crossover. The EV5 is expected to have a range of over 700 kilometers on a single charge. It will also feature a side-by-side door design and seats and interior door panels made from environmentally friendly materials.
Kia says that the EV5 is "tailor-made for Chinese users." The company has been rapidly expanding its presence in China in recent years, and the EV5 is part of its plan to become a major player in the country's electric vehicle market.
Kia is not the only automaker that is betting big on electric vehicles in China. Tesla, BYD, and Geely are among the many companies that are launching new electric models in the country. The Chinese government is also providing subsidies to buyers of electric vehicles, which is helping to boost demand.
The launch of the EV5 is a sign that Kia is serious about its electric vehicle ambitions. The company has said that it plans to launch at least one new electric model in China every year. By 2027, Kia aims to have a total of six pure electric models on sale in China.