The Kia EV6, which will be unveiled later this month, will be its first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV).
Kia says that the EV6 was designed under the brand’s new design philosophy ‘Opposites United’, which takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity. At the centre of the design philosophy is a new visual identity evoking positive forces and natural energy, with contrasting combinations of sharp stylish elements and sculptural shapes.
With a crossover-inspired design and based on the brand’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated BEV to be influenced by the new design philosophy, which embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification.
The Opposites United design philosophy makes its debut on EV6, and will inform the design of all future Kia models. The philosophy is based on five key design pillars: ‘Bold for Nature’, ‘Joy for Reason’, ‘Power to Progress’, ‘Technology for Life’, and ‘Tension for Serenity’.
The new interior features a seamless high-tech curved high-definition audio visual and navigation (AVN) screen. Extending from the steering wheel across to the centre of the car, it displays an instrument cluster in front of the driver, with infotainment and navigation above the centre console.
Based on the recently announced IONIQ 5 – the first model in Hyundai’s IONIQ battery electric vehicle brand – the Kia EV6 is likely to offer a range of up to 300 miles and the ability to gain 62 miles of charge in 5 minutes with the right charger. The IONIQ 5 will have two battery options, 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh, and will come with rear or all-wheel drive.
The Kia EV6 will make its world premiere in March 2021.