On November 17, Kia officially launched its EV5 model in the Chinese market during the 21st China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. The announced starting price is RMB 149,800 (US$ 20,700).
The EV5 had already opened pre-sales in the Chinese market on August 25, with initial prices starting at RMB 159,800. The officially released price is RMB 10,000, lower than the previous pre-sale price.
Positioned as a household pure electric SUV, the EV5 is Kia's first global strategic model introduced in China, developed based on Kia's E-GMP platform.
The standard range version of the EV5 is equipped with BYD's LFP Blade 64.2kWh battery pack coupled with a 160kW motor, offering a cruising range of 530 kilometres. While the long-range version boasts a range of up to 720 kilometres, the official price for this variant is yet to be disclosed.
The interior of the EV5 was revealed earlier, showcasing a modern and sleek design. The car adopts a suspended dual-screen layout. The cabin includes a four-spoke steering wheel with a gear lever.
In terms of practicality, the EV5 enhances its offerings with a folding tray in the right rear row and a 4L central drawer-type heating and cooling refrigerator. Safety features include 7 airbags, L2+ level assisted driving, and support functions such as semi-automatic lane changing and remote control smart parking.
The EV5 supports over-the-air (OTA) vehicle upgrades and UWB digital keys and is equipped with a new generation of in-car entertainment systems. Its heat pump air conditioning system ensures climate control, and the car supports 220V external discharge both inside and outside the vehicle.
In terms of after-sales protection, the Kia EV5 vehicle supports a 5-year or 100,000-kilometer warranty, and the battery, motor, and electronic control system support an 8-year or 150,000-kilometer warranty. And you can get a subsidy of RMB 7,000 for replacing old cars.