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When Kia fomuluated the EV strategy, the dedicated EVs such as the EV would be known as the EV1~9 series, while the derivated models would be branded as EK(or IK)1~8. Therefore, if K9 or K8 would be electrified it would be called EK8 (IK9) or EK9 (IK9). However, as far as we know, there is no specific plan to turn the large sedans into EVs. But if they did, it would most likely utilize the e-G80 internals.
Santa Fe would grow to the size of the current Palisade and the next-gen Sorento would also be enlarged to the size of the Telluride. So they will remain as equals as is the case now.
As for the Stinger, there are many rumors, from hydrogen powered hybrid EV super car to being slotted in as the EV8 electric sedan.
The GV90 will be produced, it was in the production plan from the start of the conception of the GV series. And yes, it will still be based on the E-GMP (eM) platform as a sister vehicle to the EV9 / SEVEN.
As far as we know there are two pickup trucks in development. The first one is a midsize truck likely to be based on the current Sorento / Santa Fe platform and the next one would be based on the upcoming Galloper/Mohave (Borrego) SUV, which would compete with the likes of F-150.
So then that would explain the Mohave finally getting redesigned in a couple years. These next couple years are going to be very interesting
Is the upcoming Kia EV4 a Chevy Bolt Rival?
Yes, we would think so. But it should offer better range and overall quality.
With the Santa Fe going to be about the size of the Palisade soon, what you think is Hyundai's staretgy to sell both those SUVs until the Palisade grows into a fullsize SUV? Kia on the other hand won't I dont really think have that problem because 1: the Sorento just came out last year and 2: the Telluride and Palisade it seems more than likely will grow first.
Both the Palisade and Telluride will also be increased in size to compete with the likes of Tahoe and Yukon. So there shouldn't be that much of a problem.
By 2023 what Hyundai, Kia and Genesis models you expect us to see unveiled and in spy shots?
Expected to be unveiled in 2023 are:
Kia EV9, Hyundai Kona (SX2), Hyundai Santa Fe (MX5), Hyundai Sonata Facelift.
Is the Kia EV9 a direct competitor with the Rivivan SUV or is the Kia EV a segment under it?
We would think that the EV9 will compete with the Rivian R1S as they are targeted for similar demographics, even though the Rivian will be much more expensive... that is if the American company still manages to exist ;)