Kia's EV5 model was formally introduced to the Chinese market on November 17 at the 21st China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. The starting price of $20,700 has been announced.
August 25 marked the start of the EV5's pre-sale period in China, with prices beginning at $22,100. $1,400 is the officially announced price, which is less than the prior pre-sale amount.
Based on Kia's E-GMP platform, the EV5 is positioned as a household pure electric SUV and is the company's first global strategic model to be unveiled in China.
The EV5's interior, with its sleek and contemporary design, was previously unveiled. The vehicle has two screens suspended from the ceiling. A four-spoke steering wheel with a gear lever is part of the cabin.
A 215 horsepower motor and BYD's LFP Blade 64.2kWh battery pack power the EV5 standard range variant, which has a 530 km cruising range. The official price of the long-range variant is still unknown, despite its claimed range of up to 720 kilometers.
Practicality-wise, the EV5 improves on its offerings with a 4L central drawer-style heating and cooling refrigerator and a folding tray in the right rear row. Seven airbags, L2+ level assisted driving, and support features like remote control smart parking and semi-automatic lane changes are among the safety features.
The EV5 comes with a new generation of in-car entertainment systems and supports UWB digital keys and over-the-air (OTA) vehicle upgrades. Climate control is ensured by its heat pump air conditioning system, and 220V external discharge is supported both inside and outside the car.
The Kia EV5 car has an 8-year or 150,000-kilometer warranty for the electronic control system, battery, and motor, and a 5-year or 100,000-kilometer warranty for the vehicle's after-sales protection. Additionally, a 7,000 yuan subsidy is available for replacing old cars.