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News Kia EV5 Revealed Ahead of Schedule Through Government Documents

Kia EV5 Revealed Ahead of Schedule Through Government Documents

Kia EV5 revealed early

  • EV5 is a Sportage-sized EV

  • Kia EV5 gets a BYD battery in China, a different pack for rest of world

The production version of the Kia EV5 crossover has been leaked ahead of the official reveal set for later this month. The government documents include information about the electric crossover’s LFP battery as well as power figures.

Kia EV5 | Photo: MIIT

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) lists every approved vehicle, and that listing doesn’t wait for the automaker’s PR department to be ready. That’s how CarNewsChina was able to spot the new Kia 10 days ahead of schedule.

The MIIT homologation documents show that the Kia EV5 will be 4,615 mm long, 1,875 wide, and 1,715mm tall. That makes it about 50 mm shorter than the Kia Sportage, to give you an idea of how the model fits into the Kia lineup.

In China, the EV5 will get an LFP Blade battery made by a subsidiary of automaker BYD. Models sold outside of that country are expected to have an 82 kWh NMC battery instead, with both getting Hyundai Group’s 800V architecture.

Kia EV5 | Photo: MITTKia

The China-market RV5 will have a 215 hp electric motor that makes 229 lb-ft of torque. The EV will be built at a joint venture plant in Yancheng, the report said and will be Kia’s first China-built global EV. Sales are expected to start in November, and Kia is expected to launch a second new EV in China later this year.



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