Following the release of teaser images last week, the Kia EV6 has finally been unveiled.
The Kia EV6 is the manufacturer’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle. It is also the first model designed under Kia’s “Opposites United” design philosophy.
Said ethos takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity.
At the centre of the design philosophy is a new visual identity evoking positive forces and natural energy, with contrasting combinations of sharp stylish elements and sculptural shapes.
KIA EV6: FUTURISTIC STYLING
The Kia EV6 is underpinned by the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This is the same platform that the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is built upon.
The EV6 features a “Digital Tiger Face”, an evolution of Kia’s “Tiger Nose” grille. The headlights have a “sequential” dynamic light pattern.
Viewed from the side, the EV6 has a crossover-inspired aesthetic, which contrasts with sharp lines and high-tech details to create a sense of tension in the design.
Above the sloping C-pillar is a prominent roof spoiler that channels air towards a lower spoiler, which sits above the car’s tail-lights.
KIA EV6: INTERIOR DESIGN
Inside, one of the most striking components is the curved high-definition audio visual and navigation (AVN) screen. It extends from the steering wheel across to the centre, creating “an immersive experience for the driver”.
Kia says the minimal number of physical buttons offer an uncluttered and soothing driving experience.
Underneath the AVN screen, the climate settings can be controlled and adjusted by using haptic “buttons”, while below this panel the dashboard slopes away towards the front of the car, creating a sense of space and openness for the front-seat passengers.
The seats are slim, lightweight and contemporary. They are upholstered in modern and robust fabrics created using recycled plastics.