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This will be the Kia EV2, the brand’s cheapest electric vehicle for Europe

Kia has taken advantage of the EV Daythe first edition of its annual electric mobility event, to confirm the future arrival of three new vehicles in which one model in particular stands out, the Kia EV2. This, as the company has confirmed, will be its cheapest electric car.

This electric model will arrive in Europe at a price that will range between 25,000 and 30,000 euros. It will also do so under a different platform than the one the South Korean company has been using until now for its plug-in vehicles. Kia, specifically, It will not use the E-GM platform, but will use one called eKwhich is based on the K platform that the manufacturer uses in models such as the Kia Niro.

The eK platform is also focused on vehicles that Kia launches in the European market. In fact, the Kia EV2 is expected to be manufactured at the Žilina plant in Slovakia.

The Kia EV2 will hit the market in 2026

Kia EV3.

The Kia EV2, we reiterate, will be the brand’s cheapest vehicle. It will even surpass the Kia Soulwhose variant with a 100 kW engine and autonomy of up to 276 km is available at an official price of about 40,000 euros.

At the moment, no further details are known about this Kia EV2. We know, yes, that It will begin to be marketed throughout 2026. It is also not clear what features the manufacturer will include with the aim of launching it on the market at a price of between 25 and 30 thousand euros, but it is likely that, at least the cheapest variant, uses batteries with LFP cells.

In parallel, Kia has also announced the EV3, EV4 and EV5; larger than the EV2 and whose prices will range between $35,000 and $50,000. At the moment, we know that the Kia EV5 It will arrive with a 160 kW engine and will be available in two variants. On the one hand, one with a 64 kW battery that will give the vehicle a range of 568 km and, on the other, one with 88 kW that will allow it to reach 710 km of range.

The Concept EV3 and EV4On the other hand, they will have a somewhat more compact design than the EV5, and will arrive with features that will allow the manufacturer to compete against the Tesla Model 3.

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