2025 Kia EV3 | The Compact Crossover Offers 300-Mile Range

Kia is gearing up to launch its latest electric vehicle, the 2025 Kia EV3. This subcompact crossover, which made its global debut on May 23rd, was first introduced as a concept in late 2023. It retains its futuristic look and high-tech interior as it moves into production.

Kia has made significant strides in electric vehicles with models like the EV6 and the three-row EV9. The 2025 Kia EV3, a unique addition to this lineup, builds on this success. It packages what worked well in its predecessors into a smaller, more affordable vehicle. With its bold, grille-less front end, vertical headlights, LED daytime running lights, unique black accents on the wheel arches, and distinctive floating roof design, the EV3 stands out in the crowd. 

Despite its compact size—measuring 169.3 inches in length, 72.8 inches in width, and 61.4 inches in height—the EV3 boasts a spacious interior. The cabin highlights include a dashboard with a minimalist design composed of a pair of 12.3-inch touchscreens, one for the digital instrument cluster and the other for the infotainment system, a small 5-inch screen for climate controls, ergonomically designed natural-fiber seats that use 3D Knit technology for the seat cover, eco-friendly cabin materials, like bioplastics and mycelium from mushroom roots, a multifunctional console table made of bio-plastic materials, USB-C charging ports, and advanced driver-assistance tech. 

The EV3’s powertrain is not to be underestimated. It delivers a powerful 201 horsepower and 209 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 7.5 seconds, with a top speed of 106 mph. The long-range model can travel up to an impressive 373 miles on a single charge, based on the European WLTP cycle. Charging is quick and efficient, with the ability to go from 10% to 80% in about 31 minutes using a 128-kilowatt charger for the long-range variant.

The 2025 Kia EV3 is built on Kia’s E-GMP platform, which it shares with the EV6 and EV9. This platform allows for both single- and dual-motor versions, with the latter offering all-wheel drive. The standard model comes with a 58.3-kWh battery, while the long-range version features an 81.4-kWh battery, targeting around 300 miles of EPA-estimated range.

The EV3 will be equipped with Kia’s latest driver assistance technologies, including Highway Driving Assist 2 and i-Pedal 3.0, which adapts regenerative braking to drivers’ habits. The vehicle-to-load (V2L) function allows users to power external devices, adding to its versatility for everyday and recreational use.

Following its global debut on May 23rd, the 2025 Kia EV3 is expected to debut in South Korea by mid-2024, with U.S. models anticipated to arrive in the first half of 2025. The base model is targeted at around $35,000, with top-trim versions reaching up to $50,000. While the EV3 will initially be imported, there’s potential for future U.S. production, especially given Kia’s recent investment in its West Point, Georgia, facility. For more information, please visit the official Kia Motors website.

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