We already have the first images of the Kia EV6, an electric crossover created with the E-GMP platform, specifically intended for battery cars. The ‘cousin’ of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 also sports a transgressive aesthetic and, for now, engines, batteries, or recharging times have not been provided.
In principle, all these fundamental data will be revealed by Kia over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, we will analyze the design of the car. As you can see, it forgoes the corporate grille ‘tiger nose’, introduced in the models of the house since 2007.
This means that the model debuts a design language, which accompanies the renewed logo. Joining the two headlights, a narrow black strip appears, totally closed since no type of cooling is needed for the mechanics.
The door handles appear flush with the body, the roof drop is more pronounced than normal and the glazed surface is quite limited, which gives a greater feeling of ‘muscular’ to the vehicle.
However, the most original area is the rear, thanks to some striking pilots, joined by a central light strip. There is no lack of plastic material coating of the entire lower part of the body, to give a jacket image.
Inside there is a double panoramic and curved screen united in a single module, in the style of the latest Mercedes-Benz, as well as a voluminous center console, which marks a ‘forceful’ separation between the two front seats.
The air conditioning controls are haptic and the steering wheel has only two spokes. Also, Kia boasts “an innovative use of space.” That is, it seems that habitability will be one of the strengths of the model, thanks to the E-GMP architecture mentioned above.
This new Kia design philosophy is called Opposites United and is inspired by the contrasts of nature and humanity. Specifically, it is based on five design pillars: daring for nature, joy for reason, power for progress, technology for life, and tension for serenity. Designers stuff …
For now, this is all the information we have. We assume that its exterior dimensions will be similar to those of the IONIQ 5, which advertises 4.64 meters long (of which 3.0 meters are wheelbase), 1.89 meters wide, and 1.61 meters high.
The Hyundai model offers four power variants: 170, 218, 235, and 306 hp, as well as two batteries, with 58 or 72.6 kWh capacity, and a range of up to 480 kilometers. We assume that the Kia EV6 will sign data very similar to these, but we can confirm it later.