Kia has been working on another electric crossover and it is said to be based on the Seltos, with it possibly sharing the familiar Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Just recently, the upcoming model was caught on camera being tested on South Korean roads, giving us a slight glimpse of its side and rear end.
Observing the vehicle, there are some bits and pieces that appear to be familiar and were perhaps carried over from the Seltos, including the side mirrors and the overall shape of its windows. The rear, however, seems to have been completely revised when compared to the Seltos, while its lights have been covered, presumably this upcoming model will have horizontal units. Moreover, like the brand’s latest vehicles, it should also carry Kia’s latest logo.
Based on the spy images captured by the Korean Car Blog, the Seltos-based electric crossover has an upright and boxy stance. Though since more than half of its body is covered in camouflage, there’s still a bit of mystery to its design. Presumably, this model could also adapt familiar design cues from the recently-released Kia EV6.
The Korean Car Blog did mention that this model will sit on Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform, which is the first bespoke Electric Vehicle (EV) architecture that will be used for future Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles ranging from hatchbacks to full-size SUVs. It was also mentioned that its production-ready version could be named the Kia EV4 or EV5.
The Korean-based source also stated that the upcoming EV will be as big as the Seltos, therefore making it a smaller and perhaps a more affordable alternative to the compact EV6. It is expected to make its debut sometime next year, furthermore, Kia is also working on a bigger electric crossover that could carry the EV7 or EV8 nameplate.