The Future of KiaJun 9th, 2022
For the automaker, Kia, the future is anything but grim. They are not keeping any secrets about the plan to launch a lineup of only electric vehicles. In fairness, the entire automotive industry is headed toward having a dedicated EV line, and Kia is paving the way.
Although not all models will make it to North America, Kia plans 14 new EVs by 2027, including a new model electric pickup truck, electric SUVs, and purpose-built vehicles. They are ambitious, but Kia has continued to earn its stake in the industry year after year. As part of the company’s zero-emissions initiative, they plan to have only EVs by 2040.
In the near future, the plan to work on a GT lineup will come to fruition and will start to appear at Kia dealerships sooner than you think. They are also redesigning the Niro Plus for taxis and other ride-hailing services.
Other Significant Changes
Moving forward, Kia will build all electric cars on the Kia Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP Platform). In addition to being built on the E-GMP, many current model names will move to alphanumeric, like the Kia EV6 and Kia EV9 concepts. It’s not a total switch of names; the Kia Sportage and Kia Telluride will keep the original model names. One thing is for sure, all future Kia’s will have a futuristic styling.
Like any large company, logos and rebrands happen over time, and Kia is no different. If you’re a Kia lover, surely you’ve noticed the new slogan, “Movement That Inspires,” but have you seen the change in branding? The Korean automaker has moved to a primarily black and white logo with hints of green and yellow.
If you aren’t a Kia fan, you soon will be. Don’t wait to get into a new Kia and head down to Kia of Saskatoon to talk to the experts about other EV vehicles such as the Soul EV and Kia Niro EV or learn about some plug-in hybrid options.