Kia presented the first true image of its new EV6 electric car following some shady teaser footage released last week. Not all details of the EV6 will be announced until an online event later this month, but the new images reveal at least what it really looks like.
EV6: The first vehicle to benefit from Kia’s new design philosophy
The EV6 features a sporty crossover-inspired design. The car stands out as the first vehicle to benefit from Kia’s new design philosophy, which the company calls “Opposites United” and consists of at least five columns.
Karim Habib, head of design at Kia, explains what this means in this video; “Brave for Nature” ” Joy of Reason, “Power of Progress,”Technology for Life” and “Tension for Peace.”
Karim Habib explains the EV6, which stands out as Kia’s first private electric car; “showcase of human-centered, progressive design and electric power. We strongly believe that ev6 is an interesting and relevant model for the new electric vehicle market. With EV6, we aimed to create a different, effective design using a combination of sophisticated, high-tech features in pure and rich volumes while providing a unique space as a futuristic EV.”
Kia describes the EV6 as its first “special battery electric vehicle”, as it has a new version of the Niro with gas-hybrid models as well as electric drivetrains. The EV6 was built around parent company Hyundai’s new E-GMP platform and was introduced as the second E-GMP vehicle announced.
For more technical details about the car, you will have to wait for the full appearance of the EV6. Kia has not yet announced a date for the event, but says it will be in March.