Kia Australia Powers Up: Expanding the EV Horizon Down Under

Kia Australia Powers Up: Expanding the EV Horizon Down Under banner

In a testament to the surging demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia, Kia Australia is set to bolster its new energy vehicle (NEV) range. Roland Rivero, Kia Australia's General Manager of Product Planning, recently shared insights into the brand's plans for electrification in the country. With the electric vehicle market gaining traction among Australian buyers, Kia aims to capitalize on the growing acceptance of electric models and expand its offerings.

Upcoming Arrival: The EV5

Kia's commitment to electrification is evident in the upcoming release of the EV5. According to Rivero, the tuning work for ride and handling has commenced with the R&D center in China. While some final adjustments are pending, Kia Australia anticipates the arrival of the EV5 in the middle part of the year or early in the third quarter. This signals a promising addition to Kia's already thriving electric lineup.

PBV Range and Plan S Strategy:

In line with Kia's global Plan S electric vehicle transition program, Kia Australia expresses interest in introducing selected body styles from the PBV range. These concepts, showcased at the recent CES event, align with Kia's commitment to sustainable mobility. Rivero emphasizes that Kia Australia supports the overarching Plan S strategy and eagerly awaits the introduction of specific body styles tailored to the Australian market.

Sales Success of Kia's EV Range:

Kia Australia's foray into the electric vehicle market has proven fruitful, with noteworthy sales performances. The EV6, in particular, has emerged as a standout model, capturing the attention of buyers and even serving as a 'spiritual successor' to the Stinger sports sedan. Rivero notes that the EV6 has successfully absorbed some of the volume lost with the discontinuation of the Stinger, showcasing the appeal and versatility of Kia's electric offerings.

The Future Landscape:

As Kia Australia gears up for a broader electrified future, the sales success of its current electric vehicle range serves as a testament to the evolving preferences of Australian consumers. With the impending arrival of the EV5 and potential additions from the PBV range, Kia is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of sustainable mobility Down Under.

Kia Australia's dedication to expanding its electric vehicle portfolio reflects a strategic response to the increasing demand for sustainable transportation options. With the imminent arrival of the EV5 and exploration of PBV concepts, Kia is set to offer Australian consumers a diverse range of electric models. As the automotive industry undergoes a transformative shift towards electrification, Kia Australia's commitment to innovation and sustainability positions the brand as a key player in shaping the future of mobility in the country.

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