2025 Kia EV5 Electrical SUV Leaked In China, Keep True To Idea

The Kia EV5 electrical compact SUV, the model’s third electrical automobile based mostly on the E-GMP structure, has been leaked in China.

The photographs revealed by the Ministry of Business and Info Know-how (MIIT) and picked up by CarNewsChina totally reveal the EV5’s exterior design, although it needs to be mentioned that the automobile you see within the photographs is for the Chinese language market. Nonetheless, the Kia EV5 ought to look largely the identical in different markets.

Remarkably, the manufacturing mannequin seems similar to the Idea EV5 unveiled in March, with solely minor adjustments such because the adoption of conventional facet mirrors, flush door handles – the idea had no seen handles – smaller wheels, and barely revised headlights and taillights.

Talking of the edges, whereas they keep the identical design seen on the idea, they’re 18- or 19-inches in dimension in comparison with 21 inches on the examine.

Kia EV5 in Chinese specification uncovered by China's MIIT

From a design standpoint, the EV5 is nearer to the Kia EV9 than the EV6, adopting an upright SUV physique type as a substitute of a raised hatchback seem like the EV6. It seems like a downsized model of the EV9, which in some ways, it’s.

Each fashions use the E-GMP EV-dedicated platform, however the EV5 is smaller, accommodating 5 passengers on two rows of seats as a substitute of seven on three rows. In response to data shared on MIIT‘s web site, the Kia EV5 is 181.7 inches lengthy, 73.8 in broad and 67.5 in excessive, with a wheelbase of 108.2 in. 

This makes it roughly simply as lengthy and broad because the Kia EV6, though it is considerably larger and it has a 16-inch shorter wheelbase. The photographs don’t present the inside, however the manufacturing mannequin’s cabin is probably going much less futuristic than what we noticed on the idea.


The MIIT submitting additionally reveals that the Kia EV5 options an LFP (lithium-iron-phosphate) Blade battery from BYD subsidiary Xiangyang Fudi Battery Co (FinDreams), which powers a rear-mounted electrical motor rated at 215 horsepower (160 kilowatts) and 229 pound-feet of torque. No particulars a few dual-motor AWD variant have been launched, however it’s troublesome to think about Kia would not provide it in a while.

It is value noting that the abroad model of the Kia EV5 might not characteristic an LFP battery; The Korean Automotive Weblog beforehand reported that the EV5 would get an 82-kilowatt-hour NMC pack outdoors China, which might allow as much as 373 miles of vary.

The Kia EV5 will likely be produced in China by the Kia-Yueda three way partnership at its plant in Yancheng. Automobiles made there will likely be bought in China and exported to some markets, as Kia-Yueda beforehand mentioned the EV5 is its first China-made international EV.

The EV5 will formally debut on August 25 on the Chengdu Motor Present, however pre-sales will kick off in November.