Kias announcement on the future production plan included the official termination of the much cherished but underperforming stinger by december 2022, which will be sold as the end of the line 2023 model. In some countries. The production line of stinger at kia, sohari factory in korea, will be replaced by the new hybrid version of the kia carnival minivan. Another product, thats, being added to the production line, will be none other than the new ev7 suv. That will be the follow up to the award winning kia ev6, which, along with its sibling ionic 5, is capturing just about every car award available in the free world. In this episode of auto vision, we will explore what kia has planned for the second dedicated ev of the ev series of electric cars as part of the 14 model. Ev full lineup expected to be completed before 2027.. So before we go on wed highly appreciate your support by subscribing and turning on the notification bell, if you havent already and please dont, forget to like comment and vote on the question thats presented at the end of the video, the second dedicated ev from kia is Internally known as mv, which stands for medium suv for m and kia evie for v and sure enough, the new ev will be a full, fledged suv. Unlike the crossover ev6, which is actually considered a sedan by its codename of cv, that stands for semi, medium sedan and although the official name designation has not been confirmed, it will most likely be called ev7.

As the naming convention also dictates that odd numbers are to be suvs and crossovers and even numbers for sedans coupes and hatchbacks, therefore, as seen from the spy photos, the shape is an unmistakably boxy and purposeful suv with a taller and flatter roofline thats, clearly different from The more tapered look of the ev6, despite the overall styling being a derivative and an extension of the sleeker sibling. This is obviously to render as much interior space and headroom as possible, which was probably the only major shortcoming for the people that were looking for suv level of space in ev6, also as a proper suv. Its ground clearance and overall height are higher than that of the low slung ev6 crossover. However, as far as the overall dimension of the new ev7 is concerned, it will be very similar to the ev6, although most people are easily fooled by its sleek appearance that its a compact car, the ev6, has a long length of 4695, millimeters or 185 inches and A wheelbase of 2900 millimeters or 114 inches, which is actually the same as the large three row kia telluride, the current king of kia, suv. Until, of course, the new ev9 comes out with a size equivalent to chevy tahoe. Accordingly, the new ev7 is expected to be a three row, suv with the capacity to carry up to seven passengers very much like the bigger sibling kia sorrento. However, from the internal report that we have obtained and evident from the rather compact appearance of the ev7 prototype.

As spied last year, the overall size wont be quite as big as the sorrento which measures 4810 millimeters or 189.4 inches in length and 1900 millimeters or 74.8 inches in width. The size of the new electric suv is in fact, actually closer to the new long wheelbase sportage thats being released in north america, australia and the domestic korean market with a length of 4660 millimeters or 183.5 inches. The latest best selling sportage compact suv is actually not quite compact anymore and became somewhat of an oddball in terms of classification, because the long wheelbase version has become so much bigger than the outgoing model, with the increase in the length by an incredible 180 millimeters or Seven inches, in fact, the new long wheelbase sportage, is so large that it actually has more interior space than the hyundai santa fe suv, which is supposed to be one segment larger. For this reason, the ev7 would be the perfect sized suv for those european buyers that thought that their version of the sportage, which has a shorter wheelbase with smaller interior volume, wasnt big enough. The ev7, however, even despite having similar overall dimensions as the sportage long wheelbase will have an interior space thats as big as the midsize three row suv sorrento. This is thanks to the ev7 egmp dedicated electric platform, with a characteristic flat floor and long wheelbase. That offers a more efficient space design as an egmp based ev. The ev7 will also benefit from its unique features, such as the ultra fast 800 volt charging architecture that could charge from 10 to 80 in just 18 minutes, as well as the innovative v2l and v2g bi directional charging system that draws power from its battery to power.

Electronics, another ev, a whole house or electric grid to sell back the excess electricity. As for the drivetrain, it will share a similar power electric system as the ev6, unlike the ev6, however, its to be available as a long range version only with a 77.4 kilowatt hours, battery good for up to 310 miles or 500 kilometers as tested by epa on The ev6, the actual range may be even longer for the ev7, thanks to recent improvements and efficiency, as seen in the products like ionix 6, which uses the same drivetrain and posted up to 650 kilometers or 400 miles while being tested for a three row. Suv, the performance should be phenomenal, as well as a single motor rear wheel, drive system produces horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque and the dual motor all wheel, drive system puts out 321 horsepower and 446 pound feet of torque in the most recent testing, the ev6 Counterpart has achieved zero to 60 miles per hour time of just 4.7 seconds, which is even faster than the equivalent ford machi premium and tesla model y long range, which was much more powerful and weighed significantly less. Although expected to be a bit heavier than the ev6. We anticipate the ev7 to accomplish the same run in the low 5 seconds range to make it one of the fastest three row mid size, suvs in the market, along with offering the phenomenal class leading handling prowess of the ev6 that pulled incredible.

0.9. 2G at the skidpad. Furthermore, as a proper sports utility vehicle, the all important towing capacity should be a whopping 1 600 kilograms or 3 500 pounds, just like the ev6. As for the interior, the recently captured spy images of the ev7 and china revealed the interior for the first time. Although the model exposed is a very early prototype, thats, actually using the hyundai, ioniq 5 door panels and roughly finished generic center console as well as much of the important features being covered, its apparent that the overall size and ambience match that of the long wheelbase, sportage Or sorrento also, the intel that we have received suggests that the ev7 will be the first kia ev to receive the 14.5 inch lcd as part of the curved panoramic display. The 14.5 inch display is already being used in high end genesis. Products like the g80 sedan and gv80 suv, but this will be the first application of such technology in mass market brand, kia or hyundai. If the lcd thats more than two inches larger than the existing 12.3 inch ones used in the current ev6 and used in pairs to form a panoramic display, it would undoubtedly be one of the largest displays found anywhere in the mass market product realm. Another significant innovation applied to the new ev7 is expected to be the level 3 self driving autonomy called hdp or highway driving pilot, which is the same system thats in the latest. Genesis flagship g90 sedan that utilizes two lidar sensors for front and rear to provide the truly hands free driving experience and making the ev7 the first kia car to have such advanced feature.

Improving on the level 2 system called highway, driving assist 2 found in the ev6. That only provide partial automation, the ev7 will also come with a full ota or over the air online update system that can keep the software related to all functions of the vehicle updated via the internet, including an infotainment system with map updates and application enhancements, as well As the vehicle drive control systems that include feature upgrades and security patches related to the powertrain chassis and advanced driver assistance systems or adas, the ev7 will come with no less than 21 adas related standard features, including blind spot avoidance system, drivers, attention warning and forward collision Avoidance assist the technology filled. Ev7 is expected to be available from late 2023 or early 2024 in north america and other western markets at a relatively reasonable price of less than 50 000.. Also, in addition to being built in korea starting next year, there is a plan for production in kias georgia factory, as the us is expected to be the number one market for the ev7 and as sorrento is already being built there. Eventually, it will be built along the stunning ev9 large suv to replace the telluride suv, which is also being built in the states, as well as the new full size, pickup truck newly codenamed tk thats expected to be available strictly in the u.s and australia. Other markets, particularly the developing markets, will receive the sorrento based mid size, double cab, pickup truck to go against the likes of toyota hilux and ford ranger for more information on the upcoming truck lineup.

Please refer to our previous episode. As for the end of the video question, do you feel that the three row feature is actually needed in a more compact car, such as the ev7, or, do you feel that 5 passenger capacity, along with the adequate cargo space, is sufficient for cars of ev6 or Ionic 5 size. Please vote and share your views by clicking on the link in the comment section below or in the description. Thanks for watching auto vision, your best source for the fastest korean car news and rumors dont forget to comment like subscribe and click on the notification bell as not to miss any of our new videos. It would help the channel greatly if you could view our videos as soon as they are uploaded and watch them all the way until the end, which would help to reach more people also to support our channel even further. Please join our membership and enjoy the exclusive content and preview of the upcoming episodes. Finally, dont forget to join our forum and share your passion for korean cars. At See you next time with the latest korean dont. Let me fall to the ground so heavily cause.