- Kia has shown off the first official images of the EV6, while the company will reveal hardware information at an event later this month.
- The front design of the Kia EV6 somewhat resembles that of the Hyundai IONIQ 5, although this doesn’t seem to be the case with the car’s interior design.
- This EV will run on Kia’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) platform, which also powers the Hyundai IONIQ 5.
Kia has been known to be fully engaged in the EV segment with multiple vehicles in the pipeline. One of them has been officially unveiled by the automaker, though the company hasn’t shared the official hardware information. Nevertheless, Kia will reportedly share details on that front later this month.
This EV is formally known as the Kia EV6 and bears minor resemblances to the recently unveiled Hyundai IONIQ 5. While it’s likely that there will be some hardware differences between the two, the Kia EV6 will run on the same E-GMP platform as the IONIQ 5. Kia and Hyundai have previously come together for a shared powertrain on the Kona EV and Niro EV, respectively.
However, the interior on the EV6 is pretty different from what we see with the IONIQ 5. Though we can see some numbers on the dash display, it’s not enough to ascertain much. Expectedly, Kia will have more information on this aspect when it formally announces the EV6 to the world. For now, this is simply a glimpse of what’s to come. The company shared the images along with a press release.
“EV6, as the first dedicated Kia EV, is a showcase of human-centered, progressive design and electrified power. We strongly believe EV6 is a compelling and relevant model for the new EV market,” said Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Design Center. “With EV6 we aimed to create a distinctive, impactful design by using a combination of sophisticated, high-tech features on pure and rich volumes, while providing a unique space as a futuristic EV.”
Kia is certainly on the right track towards an electrified automobile industry, and the EV6 is a perfect example of that. However, we will reserve our judgment on the EV6 until the official hardware specifications are revealed. Here are some more pictures of the EV.
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