Kia has taken the wraps off its first dedicated all-electric model, the Kia EV6, which also heralds the brand’s new design language.
Looking decidedly handsome, the EV6’s new design has eschewed Kia’s long-running ‘Tiger-nose’ grille, replaced by what the company calls a new “Digital Tiger Face” as part of its new “Opposites United” design philosophy that relies on five key elements – ‘Bold for Nature’, ‘Joy for Reason’, ‘Power to Progress’, ‘Technology for Life’ and ‘Tension for Serenity’.
That’s a lot or marketing jargon but expect future Kia models to adopt this design philosophy in the near future.
Back to the EV6, it will be one of the most stylish EV crossover on the road when it arrives in showrooms in a few years, sporting a coupe-like profile with sharp lines and slim dynamic light patterns.
One of its most striking angles is from the swept-back rear-end, with the LED light cluster extending from one side of the wheel arch to the other.
Inside, Kia says the EV6’s interior boasts “an innovative use of space”, made possible by the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that made its debut on the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
There’s a two-spoke steering wheel which hosts Kia’s revamped logo, behind which lives a cinematic curved digital screen that spans from the drivers instrument up to the centre.
Like the new Genesis G80, the HVAC controls positioned below the screen uses haptic feedback.
Kia will announce the EV6’s full specs, including range and charging times when it bows in officially this month.