Kia EV6 - the electric future is here
The new Kia EV6 brings long-range, zero-emissions power, ultra-fast charging and distinctive styling to the crossover SUV market. The EV6 is Kia’s first car to be based on the company’s dedicated new platform for battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
This pioneering crossover – the first dedicated BEV launched under the new Kia design philosophy ‘Opposites United’ – displays a future-oriented EV design characterized by high-tech details. It is powered exclusively by a choice of multiple long-range, zero-emissions powertrain configurations. The 800V charging capability means EV6 can go from 10 to 80 percent battery charge in just 18 minutes, while the GT version, engineered to inspire consumers with exciting driving performance, can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 260 km/h.
Packed with pioneering technology, its Advanced Driver Assistance System includes Highway Driving Assist 2 and Remote Smart Parking Assist. An augmented reality (AR) head-up display system projects driving information onto the base of the windscreen in the driver’s line of sight. Curved displays applied to EV6 have thin film panels that utilize new structure and advanced technology for reducing impact of light.
The EV6 begins the mid-to-long term strategy for BEVs, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid electric (HEV) vehicles to make up 40 percent of Kia’s total sales by 2030.
“EV6 is the embodiment of the new Kia. It is born to inspire every journey, through bold design, progressive engineering, innovative technologies, and exciting electric performance,” Ho Sung Song, Kia’s President & CEO said. “EV6 also represents the beginning of Kia’s long-term commitment to sustainable mobility, accelerating the transition not only to clean transportation, but also products, materials and manufacturing.”
The EV6 will will go on-sale in select global markets starting from the second half of 2021. Its world premiere video can be viewed on the Kia Global YouTube channel.