The Kia EV6 electric car has finally been unveiled. It is the first Kia to use the E-GMP platform like the Hyundai Ioniq 5. It looks dramatically different from this car, although we don’t yet know if the specs will differ significantly.
While the Ioniq 5 has a relatively conventional and very angular hatchback, the Kia EV6 has a curvy coupe-like appearance. The nose is wide and blunt with a grille and headlights that revolve around the leading edge with a slight scowl. The roofline is low, as is the hatchback, with a window sill that gently soars into a thick rear pillar for an aggressive coupe profile. The rear has unique, thin taillights that extend from edge to edge and whose angles match the angles of the side skirts.
The interior looks like a more streamlined and minimized version of the interior of the Kia K5. The instrument panel and infotainment screen are housed in a wide monolith on top of the dashboard. This dashboard is low and simple with full-width vents. The car also has a floating center console that looks like it’s likely sliding like that of its Hyundai sibling.
Unfortunately, Kia didn’t say anything about engines, power, or battery capacity. We expect it to match the specs of the Ioniq 5 with single-engine all-wheel, rear-wheel drive, and twin-engine all-wheel versions producing 215 hp or 302 hp. It will likely be offered with a base of 58 kWh battery and a 77.4 kWh long range battery. We don’t have a sales date either, but that will likely be sometime this year.