Kia Corporation has shown the first images of the EV6, its first dedicated battery electric vehicle.
It has a crossover look and is based on the Kia’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) as the Korean company moves towards electrification.
Interior space is liberated by this platform, which offers increased space compared to previous Kia EVs based on existing model architecture.
At the front, the EV6’s ‘Digital Tiger Face’, is based on Kia’s ‘Tiger Nose Grille’. A low air intake optimises air flow from the front, the air is channeled through and under the car’s flat floor for optimum aerodynamics.
The rear has a sloping C-pillar above this is a prominent roof spoiler that channels air downwards towards a raised lower spoiler.
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.
“EV6, as the first dedicated Kia EV, is a showcase of human-centred, 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’s EV6 will make its world premiere in March 2021 during a special online event. We will follow this and provide details in a further news story.