Tailored to Perfection: Kia EV5 Evaluation Vehicle Lands in NZ.
Congregating in New Zealand, Kia’s experts collaborate to develop the ultimate vehicle for Kiwis.
Kia’s global team of research and development engineers is set to converge at the Kia New Zealand Headquarters in Auckland for the comprehensive evaluation of the EV5. The physical EV5 vehicle has since arrived and is awaiting its assessment. With the collaborative support of Kia NZ, these experts will rigorously test the EV5 under New Zealand’s unique conditions, fine-tuning its components and systems to create an ideal vehicle perfectly tailored for the local market.
Kia’s dedicated localisation program ensures that a generic car isn’t pushed out globally. Kia are working with local experts to refine the EV5 to cater specifically to the needs and preferences of New Zealanders. The localisation program involves adapting Kia vehicles to align with local preferences, regulations, and infrastructure, among other factors. Anticipating the outcomes of this collaborative effort, we look forward to the unveiling of the EV5, eagerly awaiting its availability in our market.
About the Kia EV5
First introduced to the public in March 2023 in conceptual form, the EV5 is a mid-sized electric SUV. Designed and engineered to meet the needs and desires of millennial families, the 5-seater SUV is the perfect vehicle for work and play. Similar to the EV9, the EV5 boasts a modern and progressive aesthetic, characterised by a confident design. While we eagerly anticipate the specs and pricing, Kia has teased us with the concept imagery above.
“The Kia Concept EV5 takes influence from the contrast and complementarity of natural landscapes and man-made architecture. It is designed to inspire our customers on every journey, while providing sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions. Created for those who seek inventive new ideas, the SUV brings together emotional form language with innovative, user-focused interior architecture.”– Karim Habib, Executive Vice President, and Head of Kia Global Design Center.