Before its official launch later this month, Kia Motors has released the first photos of the EV6’s exterior and interior design. The Kia EV6 is the company’s first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) with its own platform.
The EV6 will be the first example of Kia’s latest design concept to be used in its upcoming vehicles, in addition to becoming the company’s first dedicated electric vehicle and the first to be designed on the Electric-Global Modular Platform, which also serves as the basis for the new Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Unlike the recently released Ioniq 5, which appears more windswept and sleek, the Kia EV6 has a crossover-like style. The Kia EV6’s front face features the company’s new logo. It also has a wide headlight cluster on top that is connected by a narrow grille. There are also DRLs that have sequential animation. Kia refers to the latest design element as the “digital tiger face” on the entire front face. It’s intended to invoke the spirit of the brand’s famous tiger-nose grille. Though it’s difficult to compare the EV6’s face to that of a standard Kia vehicle.
A character line runs along the bottom of the door on both sides before heading upwards to connect the wrap-around tail lights at the back. It almost looks like a Jaguar I-rear PACE’s glass and spoiler are separated by it. The dark rim around the bottom of the EV6 and the slightly tapered wheel arches give the car a sporty look.
The EV6 claims to have more interior space than you’d expect from a car of its size. The EV6 wraps the cockpit around the driver’s seat, combining a large digital instrument cluster and the central infotainment screen into a curved black dashboard, while the Hyundai has a flat dashboard design. A two-spoke steering wheel sits in front of the driver. A floating two-story centre console sits between the front seats, housing the start button, rotating gear lever, and what appears to be a large storage space.
The carmaker has so far kept the specifics about the powertrain, battery pack, and range the EV6 will produce under wraps. According to studies, the Kia EV6’s specifications are unlikely to vary substantially from those of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. As a result, a single and dual electric driver motor for the EV6 is planned, with a capacity of around 300 hp of power and 600 Nm of torque and a range of nearly 480 km on a single charge. When the car makes its global debut later this month, all of these details will be announced.
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