Lucknow: The South Korean multinational automotive company, Kia, finally unveiled the first images of the exterior and interior design of its first dedicated battery electric vehicle, EV6, ahead of its world premiere in March.
Based on the brand’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated BEV, which means it is the first car in company’s lineup to be electric-only (unlike, say, the Kia Niro, which also comes as hybrid).
The company saved the details on the EV6’s specifications for the March launch. We know, however, that the EV6 was designed under the brand’s new design philosophy ‘Opposites United’, which takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity.
“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,” said Karim Habib, Kia’s senior vice president and head of global design center, in a statement from Seoul.
The EV6 is based on Hyundai Motor Group’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform or E-GMP, which is the company’s foundation for electric vehicles going forward.
Generally, cars based on E-GMP can provide range of more than 500 kilometres (311 miles) on one charge, and accelerate from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 260 kph (162 mph). These are top figures for the platform; the EV6 in particular may have different specs.
“EV6, as the first dedicated Kia EV, is a showcase of human-centered, progressive design and electrified power. We strongly believe EV6 is a compelling and relevant model for the new EV market,” said Mr Habib added.
EV6 will be launch in March, during a special online premier, as per the Kia’s official statement.