KIA EV2 coming in 2026

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Kia will launch a European-focused EV2 with a target price of around £25,000 in 2026 as part of a major expansion of its bespoke electric vehicle line-up.

The new machine, which was confirmed at the company's first EV Day event in Seoul, South Korea, will follow the EV3 small SUV, EV4 saloon and EV5 family SUV, which will all go on sale within the next three years.


That price point would make it a rival for the upcoming Renault 5 and BYD Dolphin at the lower end of the all-electric market. To help keep production costs down, the EV2 should utilise the same E-GMP architecture that’ll feature on the EV3 and EV4. This would mean it won’t be able to support ultra-fast charging due to its 400V system.

Speaking to Autocar, Kia CEO Ho-Sung Song explained that providing affordable EVs is “very important” to the brand. Kia’s boss added that the EV2 is a “very unique and important model for the European market.”

There’s also the scope for both single-motor and dual-motor powertrains. If the latter layout does feature on the EV2, it could be reserved for the hot ‘EV2 GT’ model.

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