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With the Kia CV, the Korean major has started to stock up its shelves with dedicated electric vehicles, keeping up with the momentum of electrification of the transportation sector.

Kia logo, Kia CV: dedicated EV

Kia have updated their “Plan S” strategy for future business. The renewed Plan S strategy is outlined by three core pillars: advancing electric vehicle (EV) transition, strengthening purpose-built vehicle (PBV) business, and expanding future mobility services. The Kia CV marks the transition from the internal combustion engine to dedicated electric vehicles that are based on the E-GMP or Electric-Global Modular Platform.

Plans to strengthen their EV line-up will kick-start, probably next month, with the launch of their first dedicated electric vehicle: the Kia CV. The car manufacturer plans to bring in 11 new EV models by 2026: seven dedicated electric vehicles based on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture and four based on derivatives of existing internal combustion engines.

EVs built on E-GMP aim to set new benchmarks in the All-Electric Range (AER) with driving performance, interior space, and tech application. EVs such as the Kia CV, will function as smart devices with expanded application of Audio Video Navigation Telematics (AVNT), Over-the-Air (OTA) updates and Feature on Demand (FoD) services.

Code-named Kia CV, the first dedicated electric vehicle will feature the Highway Driving Assist Level 2 (HDA2) technology. Kia also promise that by 2023 EVs will be equipped with Highway Driving Pilot (HDP); a crucial autonomous driving assistive feature currently under development.

The Kia CV is expected to have a range of nearly 500 km, a robust charging rate (supposedly capable of delivering a range of 100 km with about four minutes of charging) and quick acceleration of 0-100 km/h in approximately 3 seconds. While the numbers seem baffling, we will have to wait until next month for the official product details.

“Kia is being reborn in 2021 with a new logo, new design, and new corporate name. Kia will transform into a brand that excites and inspires customers with innovative mobility experiences”, said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia Corporation.

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