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News All-New Kia EV5 All But Officially Confirmed For North America

All-New Kia EV5 All But Officially Confirmed For North America

The Kia EV5 has the makings of quickly becoming a sale hit in Canada

Although Kia’s EV day was last Wednesday, South Korean time, the impact of the triple-reveal is still palpable. While the small Concept EV3 and Concept EV4 sedan hold tremendous promise in their respective segments, it’s the production ready EV5 compact SUV that really has momentum going for it.

Kia EV5 | Photo: Kia

In the main press releases from Kia, production of the EV5 will take place in both China and Korea, and the SUV will be destined for both markets. Hints that it is earmarked for the North American markets are circulating online however they vary slightly from one source to another.

The prevailing rumour is that the all-new Kia EV5 will come to North America, but more specifically to Canada and Mexico, and not the US, which sounds quite odd to us. We reached out to Kia Canada representatives for more information, and we got the following as a response:

“Kia is considering to export the EV5 to North America starting from 2025.”

This does not help exactly however the simple fact that dialogue on the EV5 for Canada exists is promising enough. By our estimates, all will be revealed very shortly, perhaps as early as next month’s LA auto show. About the pricing in the press release ($30,000 to $80,000 for existing and future models), we asked for confirmation if this was in US or Canadian currency. More than likely, it’s the former.

As a reminder, here are known details on the all-new 2025 Kia EV5:

Kia Ushers in its Next EV Phase with the Reveal of the EV5 at Annual Kia EV Day

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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