Sportage-sized Kia EV5 electric car revealed

The Kia EV5 electric SUV has officially debuted in production form at the Chengdu motor show in China, ahead of a market launch in that region before the end of this year.

Is it coming to Australia? We don’t know yet. Kia Australia says it has expressed interest in the new Sportage-sized EV, but is unable to confirm if and when we might see it Down Under – though we know it’ll eventually be produced in right-hand drive (RHD).

“[The EV5 is] still unconfirmed, but we’d like to bring an EV5 to the Australian market if we get the chance. We’ve never kept it a secret that just about every product that’s been part of this Plan S global strategy, we want to put our hand up for,” Roland Rivero, general manager of product planning for Kia Australia, told CarExpert in June

We’d expect the EV5 to eventually be confirmed for our market, but with a sales launch staggered until late 2024 or early 2025.

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