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Kia EV3: the electric family expands

The all-new 2025 Kia EV3 will create some significant volume for the automaker.


  • The Kia EV3 can travel up to 600 kilometers according to the WLTP procedure.

  • Two battery densities are offered: 58.3 kWh and 81.4 kWh.

  • The Kia EV3 features front-wheel drive.


Kia has just unveiled a new compact electric SUV: the EV3. It joins the ranks of Kia’s electric vehicle family comprising the Niro EV, EV6 and EV9.

Here’s everything you need to know about this new compact electric SUV.

Technical data

Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia
Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia

The Kia EV3 is built on the E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) and features front-wheel drive. The standard-range version is equipped with a 58.3 kWh battery. The extended-range version boasts a battery capacity of 81.4 kWh. The electric motor is rated at 150 kW.

According to the WLTP procedure, the Kia EV3 can travel up to 600 kilometers on a single charge. Speculatively speaking, maximum range can be estimated at around 450 kilometers according to North American calculation methods.

This is the first model to feature the i-Pedal 3.0 pedal.

At first glance

Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia
Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia

As you can see from the photos, the Kia EV3 is a more compact version of the EV9. It can accommodate up to five occupants. The new model also incorporates the angular shapes so common to the Korean automaker’s current styling elements.

The GT-Line version also boasts bolder styling and an extra dose of character.

Consumers can choose from a selection of nine colors. Two of these are new and exclusive to the EV3: Adventurer Green and Terracotta.

The Kia EV3 has a wheelbase of 2680 mm, a length of 4300 mm and a width of 1850 mm.

Once on board

Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia
Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia

On board, a number of features caught our attention during the presentation of the new Kia EV3. The digital dashboard is almost 30 inches in size. It features a 12.3-inch touchscreen for navigating the infotainment system, a 5-inch keypad for temperature and ventilation control, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel right in front of the driver’s eyes.

It’s also worth mentioning that a portion of the center console can be stretched out to make, for example, a practical surface for eating or working when the vehicle is stationary or recharging.

Trunk volume is 460 L. There is also 25 L of storage space at the front.

Kia will begin marketing the EV3 in Korea in July. Later this year, the model will be launched in Europe. No details of North American sales have been released.

Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia
Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia
Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia
Kia EV3 | Photo: Kia

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