Kia has unveiled the all-new Kia EV5 compact electric SUV at the Chengdu Motor Show in China. However, we don’t know everything about the EV5 just yet, with the automaker teasing more information will be unveiled in October during their EV Day event.
The South Korean automotive giant did release an official photo gallery and some information in a press release. Notably, the EV5 comes equipped with a mood lighting system that boasts adjustable brightness and a dazzling array of color options – a total of 64, including 10 specially curated shades by Kia’s lighting experts. This lighting setup isn’t just for show. Kia has designed it to synchronize with the vehicle’s various driving modes, dimming in low light conditions, and even acting as an alert system, subtly notifying the driver if they exceed the speed limit.
Customers will also be able to choose from four color schemes and five seat patterns.
“The Kia EV5 was created to redefine the compact SUV genre with a form shaped by Kia’s unique design philosophy ‘Opposites United.’ At every stage, Kia’s designers have worked closely with their engineering colleagues to create a holistic solution for sustainable mobility. As a result, the EV5 sets a new standard for design, performance and practicality while providing new levels of driver enjoyment and user experience,” said Karim Habib, Executive Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design Center. “
Though exact dimensions and technical specifications are still under wraps, industry insiders suggest the EV5 could feature an 82-kilowatt-hour ( kWh) battery, providing a driving range of up to 372 miles (599km).
The Kia EV5 is set to make its debut in China by the end of 2023, with more details around a global release schedule set to be announced at EV Day in October.