The Future is Electric: Kia EV6’s Exciting New Upgrade

The Future is Electric: Kia EV6’s Exciting New Upgrade

Kia, a leading player in innovation field, has recently unveiled an exciting update to its EV6 electric crossover. Initially introduced in South Korea, these changes are expected to hit the U.S. market by the 2025 model year.

The heart of any electric vehicle is its battery, and the EV6 is no exception. Kia has replaced the previous 77.4-kwh pack with a new, more powerful 84-kwh battery pack. This upgrade could potentially increase the range by over 10%, pushing the current maximum of 303 EPA miles to a staggering 330 miles or more.

The EV6 isn’t just about performance - it’s about style too. The exterior has been refreshed with new headlights featuring a design that Kia calls the “Star Map”. Along with a new graphic for the curved light bar of the taillights, these changes give the EV6 a distinctive and futuristic look.

All About EV6

Inside the EV6, drivers will find a host of new features designed for comfort and security. A new steering wheel and a fingerprint authentication system have been added, along with a digital rearview mirror and a head-up display. The B-pillars have also been thickened to increase rigidity, enhancing the overall driving experience.

While the powertrain remains unchanged, the EV6 continues to offer a single-motor rear-wheel drive powertrain with 225 hp and a dual-motor all-wheel drive option with 320 hp. The sportier EV6 GT, boasting a whopping 576 hp, is also expected to make a comeback.

The EV6 shares its E-GMP platform with the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Despite this, Kia has managed to carve out a unique identity for the EV6, making it a standout choice for electric vehicle enthusiasts.

Details about U.S. pricing and availability will be announced closer to the launch of the updated EV6. However, Kia did announce a price reduction for the 2024 model year, which saw the return of the more affordable EV6 Light Long Range.

Coming Soon: The EV3
Kia has also confirmed a May 23 debut for the smaller EV3, which appears to incorporate design elements from both the EV6 and the larger EV9.



Source: Green Car Reports