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Meet Creta's 'cousin', the compact electric SUV with 600 km of autonomy that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7,5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 170 km/h!

Written by Roberta Souza
Published 26/05/2024 às 15:57
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Compact electric SUV model offers space, autonomy, cutting-edge technology and sustainability for the global market

Kia recently revealed its newest electric SUV, o Let's EV3, which arrives with an impressive autonomy de 600 km, becoming the Korean manufacturer's entry option into the electric vehicle segment. With a design inspired by the EV9, the model promises to offer a ccombination of generous internal space, cutting-edge technologies and sustainability, according to the AutoEsporte website.

Dimensions and internal space of the electric SUV

With 4,30 meters long, 1,85 m wide, 1,56 m high and with a wheelbase of 2,68 m, the Kia EV3 is similar in size to the Volkswagen Taos. The compact SUV offers a trunk with 460 liters capacity, surpassing the Nissan Kicks, and reaches 1.200 liters with the rear seats folded down, providing flexibility for different cargo needs.

Futuristic design in the Kia EV3 electric SUV

The design of the Kia EV3 is one of its main attractions. The square body and futuristic elements remember the design of the EV9, Kia's flagship. At the rear, the lights have an innovative shape, projecting onto the trunk lid and falling towards the bumper, complemented by a sloping rear window and a discreet spoiler. 

Photo: Autoesporte reproduction

The front shows headlights with vertical and horizontal lines, connected by a black frieze. In this way, the door handles embedded on the sides and the wheels with a bold four-triangle design complete the vehicle's modern look.

Photo: Autoesporte reproduction

Minimalist and sustainable interior

Inside, the Kia EV3 adopts a minimalist style, with few physical buttons. Through 12,3 inch multimedia center most eating are accessed. The steering wheel also integrates controls for driving mode, cruise control, as well as entertainment and navigation. 

Photo: Autoesporte reproduction

Another highlight, a sliding table, which can be used to support a notebook while the car is stopped. The materials used in the interior are sustainable and recyclable, including easily recycled plastics found in the seats, roof lining, door armrests, carpets and luggage compartment.

Performance and autonomy

Built on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the Kia EV3 comes equipped with a 204 hp electric motor. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7,5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 170 km/h. 

There are two battery options available: one with 58,3 kWh in the Standard version and another with 81,4 kWh in the Long Range version. Although the latter provides an impressive range of 600 km in the WLTP cycle. However, Kia also guarantees fast charging, allowing the battery to go from 10% to 80% in just 31 minutes.

Equipment and safety

However, the Kia EV3 comes well equipped as standard, with assistants for frontal collision avoidance, lane keeping, highway driving and collision avoidance in parking lots. The SUV also includes i-Pedal 3.0 regenerative braking technology, which allows the driver to drive using just one pedal.

Launch and availability

The first appearance of the Kia EV3 is scheduled for July 2024 in South Korea. In the second half of the year, the SUV will go on sale in Europe. There is still no information about the vehicle's arrival on the Brazilian market, but expectations are high given the growing interest in EVs in the country.

Therefore, the Kia EV3 electric SUV appears as a exciting promise in the electric SUV market, combining an attractive design, advanced technologies and impressive autonomy. With its debut scheduled soon, the model has everything it needs to become a success among consumers looking for a sustainable and efficient vehicle.

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Roberta Souza

Petroleum Engineer, postgraduate in Commissioning of Industrial Units, specialist in Industrial Corrosion. Get in touch to suggest an agenda, advertise job vacancies or advertise on our portal. We do not receive resumes

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