KIA EV6 Exterior
KIA EV6 Exterior

KIA EV6 Electric Crossover breaks cover with a Futuristic Design

2021 Kia EV6 Hybrid Crossover


KIA EV6 Front
KIA EV6 Front

 

Kia Corporation revealed pictures of both the exterior & interior for its all-new Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Crossover. The KIA EV6 was showcased ahead of the vehicle’s world premiere. The Kia EV6, a cousin of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, adds a new design language to the Kia brand.

The upcoming EV6, Kia’s first big electric crossover, will be a significant moment in its history. It will become one of the first Kia models to sport the new Kia emblem, as it will be positioned above the e-Niro. It will also adopt the current aesthetic codes of the manufacturer.

The EV6 was designed with the brand’s latest design concept, “Opposites United,” which is inspired by nature & humanity. A modern visual identity, with contrasting variations of sharp stylistic elements and sculptural forms, is at the core of the design philosophy, evoking constructive energies and natural energy.

EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated BEV to be influenced by the all-new design philosophy, which embodies Kia’s changing emphasis on electrification. It features a distinctive crossover-inspired design and is based on the brand’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).


Exterior Design

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With the all-new Kia EV6, the Korean automaker takes a new approach for its design language with straight lines and minimal lines. The front fascia has been kept as basic as possible, with a thin grille concealing the front camera essential for the various driver aids.

The bodywork’s actual wheel arches connect to the light bar, which runs across the entire tailgate, is the most astonishing detail. There is a hint of the Aston Martin DBX from certain angles. The rake of the rear screen seems to be quite steep, which might hinder rear visibility.


Interior Design

KIA EV6 Interior
KIA EV6 Interior

The interior of the Kia EV6 was also revealed. The interior does seem to draw inspiration from BMW, and it is no surprise that the cabin was designed by Karim Antoine Habib, who used to work at BMW.

The dual-spoke steering wheel adds an upscale touch, and the combination of white, grey, and black tones brighten up the cabin significantly.


How much will the KIA EV6 Cost, and What’s the Range?

We’ll have to wait a few days for the rest of the Model lineup of Kia EV6. We already know that it uses the same E-GMP platform as the Hyundai Ioniq 5. As a result, Kia’s electric crossover should have the same motor configuration (up to 225 kW) with two battery options, 58 or 73 kWh. In terms of Range, we can expect up to 500 kilometers on a single charge.

As far as the cost goes, the EV6 would most likely cost upwards of 50,000 euros in its launch edition. The price might drop as the rest of the Range is introduced.


Source: KIA Motors