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Kia EV3 to offer 372-mile electric range

The Kia EV3 compact electric SUV will have a driving range of up to 372 miles and the ability to charge at up to 128kW, enabling a 10% to 80% charge in 31 minutes.

The EV3 features a front-wheel drive electric powertrain with two battery options; the EV3 Standard model is offered with a 58.3kWh battery, while the EV3 Long Range variant is fitted with an 81.4kWh battery.

Both models have a 204hp electric motor, giving a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 7.5 seconds.

The EV3 measures 4,300mm long, with 460 litres of boot space and a 25-litre frunk. It features enhanced body aerodynamics, incorporating a full 3D undercover to deliver a low drag coefficient of 0.263Cd.

A 12-inch Head-up Display (HUD) projects information on the windscreen to minimise driver distraction.

With the EV3, Kia is the first manufacturer to bring Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) charging to the compact EV SUV segment, giving occupants the ability to power external devices such as laptops, small fridges, coffee machines or hairdryers.

The EV3 will be introduced first in Korea in July 2024, followed by its European launch in the second half of the year. Kia has plans to further expand the sales of EV3 into other regions, with subsequent launches to be expected after the European market entry.