After teasing it final week, Kia has absolutely shown the EV6, its next-generation electrical automotive constructed on father or mother Hyundai’s E-GMP platform. The crossover-like EV has similar underpinnings as Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, however Kia has taken a distinct design tack. Somewhat than the angular hatchback look that Hyundai went for, the EV6 has a decrease and extra rounded kind.
The place the Ioniq 5 options uncommon diagonal facet slashes, the EV6 has a comparatively clear profile with facet glass that slants up towards the roofline. The quick and huge entrance finish sports activities wraparound headlights, whereas the hood has two eyebrow-like contours breaking apart an in any other case flat floor. Probably the most hanging design function is the rear taillight that runs from fender to fender and bisects the rear hatch.
Kia additionally took a extra minimalist method to the inside, with a pair of flush screens for the sprint and infotainment system. The huge heart consoles juts up pretty excessive, separating the passenger and driver — however it will probably most likely slide away just like the one on the Ioniq 5.
“With EV6 we aimed to create a particular, impactful design by utilizing a mix of subtle, high-tech options on pure and wealthy volumes, whereas offering a novel area as a futuristic EV,” mentioned Kia design chief Karim Habib in a press release. He reveals extra about his EV6 design philosophy within the video above.
Kia has but to disclose any of the EV6’s specs, however they’re going to doubtless match the Ioniq 5 because it shares the identical platform. To that finish, you’ll be able to count on rear- and all-wheel-drive variants with single- and dual-motor drives, providing 215 and 302 horsepower, respectively. It is also more likely to include 58 kWh and 77.4 kWh batteries, relying on the vary you are in search of and the way a lot you need to spend.