It’s Monday, so you know what that means! It’s time for another legacy automaker to unveil how it will evolve into a world where every car is powered by electricity. Yay!
This week, it’s the turn of South Korean automaker Kia.
Last week Kia playfully teased us with a few snaps of its next electric vehicle, the creative name EV6. While the teaser photos didn’t tell us much, Kia didn’t keep us waiting long as they posted new photos this morning to give us a better look. auto.
Kia considers the EV6 to be its first dedicated electric vehicle, given that it is built on the E-GMP platform, which is only intended for electric vehicles. Sure, he’s currently selling the Niro EV, but it’s built on a shared platform with gasoline-powered variants.
Being built on the E-GMP platform means the EV6 is expected to have a number of similarities to the Ioniq 5, which looks like one of the coolest EVs to be announced recently.
In a rather wanky-pr-arthouse form, Kia claims that the design of the EV6 rests on five pillars: daring for nature, joy for reason, power to progress, technology for life and tension for serenity.
I don’t know what it really means, but it has helped Kia produce the most beautiful electric vehicle of the year.
Like most Kias, the EV6 looks great. It’s harmless, from some angles it looks a bit like nicer cars, and it’s unlikely to bother your grandma. It’s a bit like mushroom soup, perfectly good and healthy, but a bit the same if you have it every day.
But as with any Kia, the benefits will likely be its affordability, the amount of equipment that comes standard, and the fact that no one will hate you for buying one.
Kia is expected to tell us more about the EV6 at an online event this month.
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Published March 15, 2021 – 10:37 UTC