Nov 16 (Reuters) - Kia unveiled two new concept electric vehicles ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show as the South Korean automaker looks to expand its electric model catalog in the United States.

The company's EV3 is a compact electric SUV, while its EV4 is an electric sedan. Kia did not provide any other details on range, top speed and batteries used in the concept vehicles.

The carmaker is also studying the market to develop electric vans sometime in the future, Steven Center, chief operating officer at Kia America, said.

Automakers have been looking at ramping up production of electric vehicles to cash in on strong demand as they rush to catch up with market leader Tesla.

Kia has previously unveiled concept vehicles before readying versions for selling to the public, including most recently the EV9. The company showed a concept version of the SUV at the Los Angeles show in 2021 and two years later is selling a final production version.

In October, Kia said the EV3, EV4 and the compact electric SUV EV5 would be priced from $35,000 to $50,000. (Reporting by Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)