That is getting ready to reveal the full range of its new e-GMP-based electric cars and the Australian product team wants to see them all in local showrooms.
“Have a plan for at least seven [e-GMP cars] generally the Kia brand,” said Kia Australia Product Manager, Roland Rivero.
“We are in strong negotiations to get as many of them to our shores as quickly as possible. If we are lucky enough, maybe there will be another couple next year.”
As it stands, EV6 and Niro – the second to arrive in mid-2022 – will lead Kia’s electrical business in Australia.
A production version of the Concept EV9 could arrive in 2023. At 2055mm wide and 4930mm long with a 3100mm wheelbase, the family crossover concept car is 80mm wider than a car. Hyundai Palisadeand rides on a 200mm longer wheelbase.
The range is confirmed to be 483 km and the e-GMP platform supports 350kW super fast charging connected to a public DC fast charger. Aside from the EV9, it’s not clear which of the Kia models introduced in 2020 is the next row.
Although it is going all out, there is no guarantee Kia will be able to deliver the latest electric vehicles to our market due to tight global supply.
Supply of the EV6 is limited to just 500 vehicles for 2022, despite more than 1500 confirmed orders and record interest ahead of launch, and Kia has no guarantee that the situation will improve. good in the coming years.
Kia Australia chief executive Damien Meredith said: “We are trying to get more out every day.
The supply of the latest electric cars for Australia is scarce. Tesla is quoting the waiting time of up to seven months give Model 3 sedan, Hyundai sold first Ioniq 5 lots in a few minutes, and Rechargeable Volvo XC40 sold out in the next 12 months.