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Kia News: Kia EV6 Revealed ahead of the World's Premiere for their first BEV!


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Kia Corporation revealed ahead of their planned world premiere the EV6. This is Kia's first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) influenced by an all new Design philosophy, embracing Kia's shifting focus to global electrification.

Kia announced that the EV6 was their first BEV to embrace the following:

  • 'Opposites United' is Kia's design philosophy for the Future vehicles
  • Philosophy formed of five pillars: Bold for Nature, Joy for Reason, Power to Progress, Technology for Life, and Tension for Serenity
  • EV6 exterior design characterized by High-tech details
  • Modern and spacious interior design made possible by Kia's first dedicated EV platform (E-GMP)

The EV6 strikes strong in the companies new Opposites United taking inspiration from nature and humanity. The visual identity evoking positive forces with natural energy and contracting combinations of sharp stylistic elements and sculptural shapes. This distinctive crossover inspired BEV is a showcase of human-centered, progressive design and electrification.

Welcome to the Future of Kia





Power to Progress is the tag that Kia has for the EV6 as this is a global collaborative effort between Namyang Korea, Frankfurt Germany and Irvine California USA design studios.


At the front, characteristic daytime running lights display a sleek, modern appearance. They form part of the car’s ‘Digital Tiger Face’, a design progression evoking the spirit of Kia’s ‘Tiger Nose Grille’ for the electrified era. The design of the lamps also includes a ‘sequential’ dynamic light pattern. Below this, a low air intake visually widens the front of the car, accentuating its high-tech image. Part of the optimization of air flow from the front, the air is channeled through and under the car’s flat floor for optimum aerodynamics.

The side profile displays a crossover-inspired design aesthetic, which is modern, sleek and aerodynamic. This contrasts with sharp lines and high-tech details to create a sense of tension in the design. A swept-back windshield provides dynamism and purpose, while bold rear haunches add volume. A character line runs along the bottom of the doors curving upwards towards the rear wheel arches, visually elongating the profile of the car.



The interior design is to profile an innovative use of space, creating a unique spatial and driving experience.


One of the most striking elements of the new interior is a seamless high-tech curved high-definition audio visual and navigation (AVN) screen. The simple form language of the wide curved screen and the slim dashboard give the space an open feel. Extending from the steering wheel across to the center of the car, it displays an instrument cluster in front of the driver, and infotainment and navigation above the center console. The width of the screen creates an immersive experience for the driver, while a minimal number of physical buttons offer an uncluttered and soothing driving experience.

Underneath the AVN screen, passengers control HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) settings by using haptic ‘buttons’, while below this panel, the dashboard slopes away towards the front of the car, creating a sense of space and openness for the front-seat passengers.

The seats are slim, lightweight and contemporary, and clad in modern, visually interesting and robust fabrics created using recycled plastics, which create yet greater openness in the cabin.


To quote Senior Vice President and Head of Global Design Center for Kia Karim Habib:

“We want our products to deliver an instinctive and natural experience that improves the daily lives of our customers. Our aim is to design the physical experience of our brand and to create original, inventive, and exciting electric vehicles. The ideas of our designers and the purpose of the brand are becoming more connected than ever, with our customers at the center of what we do and influencing every decision that we make,” added Karim Habib.

Kia reveals new design philosophy and full images of EV6 (kiamedia.com)

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UPDATE per Green Car Reports

2022 Kia EV6: With Tesla Model Y-beating acceleration and charging, the Stinger of EVs (greencarreports.com)

Per the Reveal Tuesday from South Korea covered by Green Car Reports, Global Brand Boss Artur Martins states the Kia EV6 is the Stinger equal of their EV line. Just like the Kia Stinger that flaunts it Gasoline power, the Kia EV6 will do the same.

Kia has announced that the EV6 will have quicker acceleration times for it's top EV6 trim than the Ford Mach-E GT Performance Edition or Tesla Model Y Performance and will charge faster than either of those two.

EV6 is a 5 seat hatchback with a wheelbase of 114 inches and will come in RWD or AWD for all trims.

The differences end there for the Stinger and EV6 as the EV6 is built on the E-GMP modular electric platform which is about short hood and long cabin length. The EV6 is 2.3 inches longer than the Hyundai Ioniq 5 that was revealed in February, but has a wheelbase that is 3.9 inches shorter than the Ioniq 5.

EV 6 details:

  • Six different variants
  • 58 kWh or 77.4 kWh battery pack
  • RWD or AWD choice
  • 167 hp / 258 lb-ft of torque, RWD with 58 kWh battery pack as entry level
  • 321 hp / 446 lb-ft of torque, AWD with 77.4 kWh battery pack entry level
  • 577 hp / 546 lb-ft of torque, 0-62mph 3.5 seconds with 77.4 kWh battery pack for top performance level.
  • Charging from 10% to 80% battery capacity in 18 min via 800V fast charging
  • Estimated 317 miles of battery pack range on par with Tesla Model Y 303 miles of range
  • V2L or Vehicle to Load output up to 3.6 kW to power large tools, appliances or charge another EV to get it going
  • Compatible for home use, just like the F-150 Hybrid was used in Texas to power homes

While this is a Hatchback, it is cross-over inspired. Dash will have two 12 inch displays side by side. Interior is sustainable as it uses 111 recycled plastic water bottles for the interior fabrics. 14 speaker surround sound.

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Cool race.  To be fair, I bet all of these cars will eat EV6 alive on a track.  Straight line acceleration is EVs biggest trick.  Even base model 3 goes 0-60 in 5sec and performance model in 3.5sec. 

And as @daves87rs mentioned will be interesting to see the price. I bet this one will be close to at least 80-100k.

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@daves87rs @ykX Seems pricing is starting to show up online based on interviews. Standard base price for the EV6 seems to be $56,344 according to this story: Kia EV6 Priced From £40,895 In The UK, Deliveries Start This Fall | Carscoops

Yet then we have these stories which are based on the US market with a base RWD EV6 starting at $40,000 2022 Kia EV6 Prices, Reviews, and Pictures | Edmunds

Tom's Guide says estimates is starting at $40,000 but no firm prices, but they also quote the UK numbers which have been released. Kia EV6 2022: Release date, price, range, interior and more | Tom's Guide


However, as a rough guide in the UK the EV6 is listed at £40,895 ($56,142 based on a straight currency conversion); the EV6 GT-Line is £43,896 ($60,262); and the GT is £58,295 ($80,027). 

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7 minutes ago, David said:

GT is £58,295 ($80,027). 

Seems to be right.  Model X starts from $80k too but performance version that can do 0-60 in about 2.5sec is $100k. So this might be as fast or almost as fast but slightly cheaper than Tesla.  Ford Mach E GT will be slower but it will cost around $60k.

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