Next year, Kia will introduce its next electric vehicle – a halo high-end crossover.
The Kia Imagine Concept, which the company unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, will serve as a basis for the new zero-emissions model.
Rimac helps Kia in development. The manufacturer promises the new product will be a mainstream affordable model with the high performance level of a premium car.
The automaker plans to launch 11 electric models by 2025. Its goal is to “offer electric or electrified cars in every segment from A to D.”
The new model will ride on a new bespoke Hyundai’s platform, which future larger powerful SUVs and sedans will be built on. Kia says it will cover 310 miles on a single charge and need 20 minutes to charge from 20 to 80 percent from a 350-kW unit thanks to a 800-volt system.
Kia compares significance of the new electric vehicle for the future with that of the Stinger. When the latter arrived, it showed how the brand progressed.