Its Kia Ray EV was the brand’s first electric production vehicle that was launched in 2011 in the Korean market. Amazingly, it’s still on the market today, and one might think that Kia is now ready to move to a new model.
Then you need to be thinking twice since the automaker has offered the electric city car that is only available in Korea its second makeover following the one in 2017. The changes this time are more significantand bring the Ray EV’s dimensions of 3,595 millimeters (141.5-in) length, 1,595-mm (62.8-in) wide, and 1,700 millimeters (66.9-in) high–in in line with the company’s latest models.
On the front In the front, the twenty-23 Kia Ray EV adopts a new front “grille” featuring the new corporate badge. The closed-off grille is surrounded by new LED headlights the vertical design rather than the previous model’s horizontal versions. Below, the bumper is completely new also and is no longer incorporating the fog light; it is also equipped with a skid plate-like component in the lower part.
When viewed from the side from the side, it appears from the sides. Kia Ray EV looks almost similar to the previous model with the exception of the brand new alloy wheel design.
The most significant changes are visible on the rear of the vehicle of the vehicle, in which the mini EV features new LED taillights that are connected to black glossy trim pieces extended over the rear of the gate. Its rear bumper was updated in order to make it appear more SUV-like , and the tailgate handle has been hidden.
Moving to the interior, Kia hasn’t made too many changes other than including an 4.2-inch electronic instrument cluster which has been enlarged to include a information display in the center without sacrificing physical buttons, and placing its new logo onto the wheel. It also mentions the lighter gray cloth that’s been applied to the door panels and seats. The new design is welcome however, this dashboard style is clearly catching slightly.
Like Hyundai Motor’s brand names have become familiar to us in recent times with, the 2023 Kiaray EV is showcased in just some images, without specifics on the technical aspects. The complete reveal is expected in the next few weeks, in which we’ll likely learn more about the electric motor. In terms of powertrain Kia Ray also offers a gas engine. Kia Ray also offers a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gas engine for sale in Korea.
In its current configuration the KiaRay EV is powered by front-mounted electric motor that can produce 50 Kilowatts (67 horsepower) that draws power from the 16.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, which can deliver the vehicle to travel 86 miles (138 km) of NEDC range. The Korean market launch of 2023’s Kia Ray EV will be held in September, at which point the specifications and pricing will be revealed.