Kia unveils its first all-electric car EV6

South Korea’s second-biggest carmaker, Kia Corporation revealed the design of the EV6, its first dedicated all-electric model built on Hyundai Motor Group’s EV platform, ahead of its global unveiling later this month.

As per the Kia statement, The EV6 is based on the group’s own Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and developed under Kia’s new design philosophy “Opposites United” that embodies its shifting focus toward electrification. The carmaker plans to launch seven all-electric models by 2026, and the EV6 is the first model of the planned EV-only lineup. The Kia clearly revealed its plans to apply the new design philosophy to all future models.

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Senior Vice President Karim Habib in charge of Kia’s global design centre said, “With EV6, we aimed to create a distinctive, impactful design by using a combination of sophisticated, high-tech features on pure and rich volumes while providing a unique space as a futuristic EV.”

Yonhap news agency reports, the EV6 equipped with the E-GMP platform offers increased space compared with previous Kia EV models based on the existing platform. Another appealing element of the new interior is the seamless high-tech curved high-definition audiovisual and navigation (AVN) screen. Of exterior designs, characteristic daytime running lights display a sleek, modern appearance along with the model’s Digital Tiger Face, a design progression evoking the spirit of Kia’s Tiger Nose Grille for the electrified era.

Hyundai and Kia together form the world’s fifth-biggest carmaker by sales. Recently, Kia’s bigger affiliate Hyundai Motor unveiled the IONIQ 5, its first model embedded with the E-GMP platform, as the group strives to morph into a future mobility solutions provider.