Kia debuted the EV3 and EV4 concepts during its EV Day in Korea in October. The EV3 is set to become a production model this year, with the EV4 following in the latter half.
Kia EV4 Has Been Delayed Until Early Next year.
While nothing appears to have changed about the EV3’s launch date, the Kia EV4 has been delayed until early next year, according to South Korean media reports.
Kia Vice President Woo-Jeong Joo announced the news on the most recent local conference call. He did not explicitly state the reason for the EV4’s delay, but did say this:
Electric vehicles have the greatest impact on Kia’s sales and profits. We want to adapt flexibly to market changes during the medium to long term. The EV3, EV4, and EV5 will be released successively, and we are committed to making these three models successful.
The Kia EV4 will be a tiny car, and the EV3 a small SUV. The Kia EV4 will compete with the Tesla Model 3 and employ the E-GMP platform shared by Kia, Hyundai, and Genesis.
Kia has finished preparations for EV manufacturing at a new plant in Korea after eight months of conversion work, and the firm is now capable of producing 150,000 EVs per year.