Kia has unveiled new details of its ‘10 must-have sustainability items’, which define a baseline for the use of sustainable materials in its future model lines.
Kia has a long history of integrating sustainable materials into its products, starting with the use of bioplastic and sugar cane bio-fiber in the 2014 Soul EV. Kia has continued to pursue sustainability in its products, with the current range of plant-based components and use of recycled PET and discarded fishing nets in the production of its fabrics and carpets.
Now, as a step towards achieving the brand’s aim of carbon neutrality across its operations by 2045, Kia has announced further details of its overarching Design Sustainability Strategy. The initiative aims to accomplish sustainability at scale, while providing the best material solutions for all new model lines.
The first action has seen Kia make a firm commitment to completely phase out the use of leather in all new products. The second, detailed below, will see Kia integrate its 10 must-have sustainability items into its new model lines, starting with the EV9. Finally, as part of its advanced efforts, Kia will continue to invest in testing and development programs to accelerate the implementation of bio-fabrication, underscoring its dedication to advancing sustainable technologies.