Kia has revealed the first official images of the EV6 - its first dedicated battery electric vehicle. Now, we have to tell you here that it's not the company's first EV, because if you remember, it already has the e-Niro and the Soul EV in its al-electric portfolio. The EV6, however, is built on a platform which has been developed specifically for electric vehicles. The new platform Electric-Global Modular Platform, or E-GMP, will see Kia build next generation electric cars under a new design philosophy that embodies Kia's shifting focus towards electrification.
The teaser images give us an idea of what to expect in terms of design. It is sleek and the coupe like roofline integrates well into the rear spoiler. The silhouette also points out at a slight ducktail too. The front end is sleek and modern and it looks like the EV6 has a short overhang. The headlights are slim and the LED pattern gives it a unique look.
The front end is sleek and modern and it looks like the EV6 has a short overhang.
Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design Centre said, "EV6 is the embodiment of both our brand purpose, 'Movement that inspires', and our new design philosophy. It has been designed to inspire every journey by offering an instinctive and natural experience that improves the daily lives of our customers, and provide user ownership that is simple, intuitive and integrated."
As part of the company's brand transition, Kia's new dedicated battery electric vehicles will be named according to a new naming strategy. All of Kia's new dedicated BEVs will start with the prefix 'EV' which makes it easy for consumers to understand which of Kia's products are fully electric. This is followed by a number which corresponds to the car's position in the line-up.
The EV6 will make its world premiere during the first quarter of 2021.