It’s Monday so you know what that means! It’s time for another old automaker to reveal how it’s going to transform into a world where every car runs on electricity. Yay!
This week, it is the turn of South Korean wallet-friendly automaker Kia.
Last week, Kia playfully teased us with some footage of its upcoming electric vehicle, the creative name EV6. While the teaser photos didn’t tell us much, Kia didn’t make us wait long as they posted some new photos this morning to give us a better look at those dare.
Photo credit: Kia The EV6 will use the E-GMP platform, much like the Hyundai Ioniq 5. That’s not a bad thing. It will have a lot of reach and power.There is something about this rear end that reminds me of the Jaguar i-Pace … What do you think? In addition, the brake lights are off, the light bars are in.Credit: Kia The biggest perk with electric vehicles, if you ask me, is the interior. With far fewer mechanical components, passengers get more legroom. The interiors of Kia also look better from year to year. That’s not a bad thing.
Kia sees the EV6 as its first dedicated EV as it is based on the E-GMP platform, which is only intended for electric vehicles. Of course, it currently sells the Niro EV, but that’s based on a platform shared with gasoline variants.
Because of the E-GMP platform, the EV6 should have a number of similarities to the Ioniq 5, which looks like one of the coolest EVs recently announced.
According to Kia, the design of the EV6 is based on five pillars: courage for nature, joy for reason, strength for progress, technology for life and excitement for serenity.
I’m not sure what this all actually means, but it helped Kia produce the best looking EV of the year.
Like most Kia, the EV6 looks fine. It’s harmless, it kind of looks like nicer cars from certain angles, and it’s unlikely to upset your grandmother. It’s like mushroom soup, perfectly beautiful and healthy, but a little the same when you have it every day.
But as with any Kia, the perks will likely be affordability, how much gear comes standard, and the fact that no one is going to hate you for buying one.
Kia is expected to tell us more about EV6 at an online event this month.
Do electric vehicles excite your electrons? Do e-bikes make your wheels spin? Are you all charged by self-driving cars?
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Published on March 15, 2021 – 10:37 UTC