Automotive News   |   Automotive News Europe   |   Autoweek   |   Automobilwoche

Automotive News China Newsletter
Register our free newsletter, sent each Monday and Thursday

     Automakers   Suppliers   Auto Show   Comment   Car Cutaway   Newsletters   Press Releases   Chinese Version   Register for Newsletter
  Contact Us:   Editorial   Advertising   Subscription Information   |   About Us   Media Kit
Home >> Automaker Email this story   Print this story
 
Kia launches first electric vehicle with the KX3
Automotive News China | 2018/12/14

Kia Motors began selling its first full electric vehicle, the battery-powered KX3 crossover, in China this week, complying with local regulations that require automakers expand electrified vehicle lineups. 

The electric KX3 has a starting price of 239,800 yuan ($34,855). The price is lowered to 147,300 yuan after government subsidies, according to Dongfeng Yueda Kia, Kia¡¯s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group, that builds the light vehicle. 

The KX3 is fitted with an electric motor with a maximum power of 81.4 kW and a maximum torque 285 Nm. 

Powered by a lithium battery pack with a nominal load of 45.2kWh, it has a range of 300 kilometers and a maximum speed of 150 km per hour, according to Dongfeng Yueda Kia. 

Aside from the electric KX3, Kia offers another electrified vehicle in China -- the plug-in hybrid version of the K5 sedan.

Last month, Kia started exporting vehicles produced at Dongfeng Yueda Kia to Egypt in a bid to boost the partnership¡¯s sales. 

Dongfeng Yueda Kia operates three plants in the east China city of Yancheng that can produce up to 900,000 vehicles a year under the Kia brand.

But in the first ten months of the year, the joint venture delivered less than 280,000 vehicles, according to the China Passenger Car Alliance, a Shanghai-based consultancy.

Related Stories
  • VW, China spearhead $300 billion global drive to electrify cars
  •     --Published:2019/11/1
     
  • VW plans China venture for charging EVs
  •     --Published:2019/11/1
     
  • Regulatory chaos, confusion reign over EV market
  •     --Published:2019/11/1
     
  • Byton seeks to raise $500 million
  •     --Published:2019/11/1
     
  • Inside the race for next-generation EV battery supremacy
  •     --Published:2019/8/1
     
  • Faraday Future ends dispute with main investor
  •     --Published:2019/8/1
     
  • Japan's Nidec to expand EV motor output outside China
  •     --Published:2018/21/12
     
  • Renault to acquire interest in Jiangling Motors' EV subsidiary
  •     --Published:2018/21/12
     
  • China's biggest EV charging network expects to end losses
  •     --Published:2018/21/12
     
  • BYD opens electric bus plant in France
  •     --Published:2018/21/12
     
  • EV startups, glut prod Beijing to dial back on new plants
  •     --Published:2018/21/12
     
  • Qiantu Motor to build EVs in North America with local partner Mullen Technologies
  •     --Published:2018/18/12
     
  • Nio eyes luxury sales amid sluggish market
  •     --Published:2018/18/12
       
     
     

    Our Newsletter Editions
    Automotive News China produces two email newsletters each week. You can sort your news by the articles highlighted in each of our newsletters here.

    Select your newsletter     

     
     

    Automotive News China
    Room 1303, Building 2, Lane 99, South Hongcao Road,
    Shanghai 200233
    Telephone: 86-139-1851-5816
    Fax: 86-21-6495-0895
     
    Home | Help Center | About Us | Privacy Policy | RSS
    Entire contents © Crain Communications, Inc.
    Use of editorial content without permission is strictly prohibited. All Rights Reserved.
    »¦ICP±¸06057291ºÅ