Kia EV6 revealed as automaker releases first images ahead of world premiere

Last week Kia teased their first dedicated electric vehicle, the EV6, with a few silhouette images and some videos of the headlights and taillights ahead of its official reveal before the end of the month.

The Korean automaker couldn’t contain their excitement, officially unveiling the EV6 yesterday.

The EV6 was designed under Kia’s new design philosophy, which it calls ‘Opposites United’, taking inspiration from nature and humanity.

“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 Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Design Center. 

Exterior Design

The EV6 is a compact 4-door hatchback design, which the automaker describes as modern, sleek, and aerodynamic. It features a crossover-inspired design aesthetic that is built on their new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

To help improve aerodynamic efficiency the front of the car features low air intake that channels air through and under the car’s flat floor.Kia reveals new design philosophy and full images of EV6

Interior Design

Since this is Kia’s first dedicated EV and built on the E-GMP platform, the interior is more spacious than previous Kia EVs built on internal combustion engine (ICE) platforms.

The centerpiece of the interior is the curved high-definition audio visual and navigation (AVN) screen. Extending from behind the steering wheel to the center of the dash, it displays the instrument cluster, infotainment, and navigation.

Underneath the screen are HVAC controls which use haptic buttons to control the settings. Kia reveals new design philosophy and full images of EV6 Kia reveals new design philosophy and full images of EV6

Kia plans to reveal more information about the EV6 at a special online event later this month.

The automaker also released this new video about their “Opposites United” design philosophy.

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