Kia Corporation has revealed the images of the EV6, it is first dedicated battery electric vehicle built on the company new EV platform.
Kia Corporation has revealed the images of the EV6, it is first dedicated battery electric vehicle built on the company new EV platform. EV6 is also the first of Kia next generation BEV’s to be developed under a new design philosophy that embodies Kia shifting focus towards electrification.
The future car will have fairly smooth body lines, unusual head optics and taillights with LED and dynamic direction indicators. Kia new electric hatchback is expected to receive a second level Highway Driving Assist autopilot.
Kia EV6 will borrow from the twin brother Hyundai Ioniq 5. It has a traction battery built into the floor of the body. The battery capacity is either 58 or 72.6 kilowatt hour. Both options can be combined with both rear and all- wheel drive. At the same time, the power of a single electric motor when using a less capacious battery with 170 horsepower and 350Nm of torque. The twin engine power plant produces 235 horsepower and 605Nm of torque.
The rear wheel drive version with a larger battery capacity has an engine power of 217 horsepower and 350Nm of torque. The all-wheel drive with 306 horsepower and 605Nm of torque. By the way, it was reported that the firstborn of the new line of Kia will be able to travel over 500 kilometer without recharging.
As part of the company’s brand transition, Kia’s new dedicated battery electric vehicles will be named according to a new naming strategy. The new approach brings simplicity and consistency to Kia’s EV nomenclature across all global markets.
All of Kia new dedicated BEV will start with the prefix EV, which makes it easy for consumers to understand which of Kia products are fully electric. This is followed by a number which corresponds to the car position in the line up.
Designed and engineered to embody Kia new brand slogan “Movement that inspires”, EV6 will make its world premiere during the first quarter of 2021.