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  • EV6 is the image of Kia’s new model and the primary BEV constructed on new devoted EV platform
  • Alternative of a number of zero-emissions powertrain configurations; over 510 kilometers from a single cost
  • 800V ultra-fast charging from 10 to 80 % in simply 18 minutes; 100 kilometers in lower than 4.5 minutes
  • EV6 GT accelerates from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds with high velocity of 260 km/h
  • New EV structure delivers spacious inside and high-tech options for an intuitive person expertise
  • Superior Driver Help System contains Freeway Driving Help 2 and Distant Good Parking Help

(SEOUL) March 30, 2021 – The brand new Kia EV6 brings long-range, zero-emissions energy, 800V ultra-fast charging and distinctive styling to the crossover SUV market. The EV6 is Kia’s first automotive to be based mostly on the corporate’s devoted new platform for battery electrical autos (BEVs).

This pioneering crossover – the primary devoted BEV launched below the brand new Kia design philosophy ‘Opposites United’ – shows a future-oriented EV design characterised by high-tech particulars. It’s powered solely by electrical vitality, with a alternative of a number of long-range, zero-emissions powertrain configurations. The 800V charging functionality means EV6 can go from 10 to 80 % battery cost in simply 18 minutes, whereas the GT model, engineered to encourage customers with thrilling driving efficiency, can speed up from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds with a high velocity of 260 km/h.

The EV6 is the primary devoted BEV produced by Kia utilizing the all-new Electrical-World Modular Platform (E-GMP), and varieties the primary a part of Kia’s transition to the brand new period of electrification below the brand new model slogan, ‘Motion that evokes’. It additionally begins the mid-to-long time period technique for BEVs, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid electrical (HEV) autos to make up 40 % of Kia’s complete gross sales by 2030, with an annual gross sales goal of 1.6 million items for these eco-friendly fashions. As a part of this, Kia goals to develop its BEV gross sales to 880,000 items in 2030 and grow to be a high international vendor. Kia plans to strengthen its EV lineup with 11 new BEV fashions by 2026 – seven constructed on E-GMP structure, and 4 spinoff EVs based mostly on present fashions.

“EV6 is the embodiment of the brand new Kia. It’s born to encourage each journey, by means of daring design, progressive engineering, modern applied sciences, and thrilling electrical efficiency,” Ho Sung Music, Kia’s President & CEO mentioned. “EV6 additionally represents the start of Kia’s long-term dedication to sustainable mobility, accelerating the transition not solely to wash transportation, but additionally merchandise, supplies and manufacturing.”

The EV6 will probably be produced in South Korea. It can go on-sale in choose international markets ranging from the second half of 2021, with on-line reservations starting from March 30 in some markets. 

The EV6’s world premiere video will be considered on the Kia World YouTube channel.

New Kia design path

New design language strikes a stability between contrasting forces

The EV6 was designed below the model’s new design philosophy ‘Opposites United’, which takes inspiration from the contrasts present in nature and humanity. On the middle of the design philosophy is a brand new visible identification evoking constructive forces and pure vitality, with contrasting mixtures of sharp stylistic components and sculptural shapes.

Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia World Design Heart, elaborated: “EV6, as the primary devoted Kia EV, is a showcase of human-centred, progressive design and electrified energy. We strongly imagine EV6 is a compelling and related mannequin for the brand new EV period. With EV6 we aimed to create a particular, impactful design by utilizing a mixture of subtle, high-tech options on pure and wealthy volumes whereas offering a devoted EV aiming to outline our future.”

Designed to ship one thing completely different within the crossover class, the GT model of the EV6 affords a particular, impactful exterior with high-tech options, in addition to unprecedented ranges of efficiency from a Kia electrical car.

On the entrance, Kia’s ‘tiger face’ has been re-interpreted for the digital period. Forming a part of this ‘Digital Tiger Face’, daytime operating lights show a glossy, trendy look and embrace a ‘sequential’ dynamic mild sample. Beneath this, a low air consumption visually widens the entrance of the automotive, accentuating its high-tech picture.

The aspect profile shows a crossover-inspired silhouette, which is trendy, glossy and aerodynamic. A personality line runs alongside the underside of the doorways, curving upwards in the direction of the rear wheel arches to visually elongate the profile of the automotive. Designed partially to appreciate final aerodynamic efficiency, the rear shows a sloping C-pillar with an built-in black shiny insert which seems to increase the window glass. Above this sits a distinguished wing-type roof spoiler that channels air downwards in the direction of a raised decrease spoiler, which sits atop the automotive’s distinctive rear mild cluster.

Inspiring house

Versatile and spacious inside due to the flat battery below the ground

A definite product of the EV period, the inside design advantages vastly from the applying of Kia’s devoted E-GMP platform. Regardless of the EV6’s compact exterior dimensions, its 2,900mm wheelbase ends in a cabin house just like many mid-size SUVs.

Jochen Paesen, Vice President for Inside Design, commented: “Individuals are first attracted by the outside of vehicles, however they ultimately fall in love with the inside – the place they spend most of their time. So, designing an inspiring house for the EV6 was an important factor for us. We imagine EV6 can encourage prospects by boosting their creativity.”

One of the crucial placing components is a seamless high-tech curved infotainment display screen. The straightforward kind language of the large display screen and dashboard give the inside an open really feel.

Rest seats are slim, light-weight and up to date, and clad in trendy, visually attention-grabbing and sturdy materials created utilizing recycled plastics – equal to 111 plastic water bottles.

The EV6 affords clever and versatile inside packaging and an abundance of cabin storage areas, together with 520 liters (VDA) of trunk house with the second-row seats in place. With the second-row seats folded down, stowage capability will increase to roughly 1,300 liters. The automotive additionally contains a entrance trunk which offers as much as an extra 52 liters of stowage house for 2WD fashions and 20 liters for AWD fashions.

Electrical Energy

Lengthy-range, all-wheel drive and zero-emissions

The EV6 affords consumers a alternative of a number of fully-electric, zero-emission powertrain configurations, together with long-range (77.4 kWh) and standard-range (58.0 kWh) high-voltage battery packs. EV6 GT-line is offered with each long-range and standard-range battery packs, whereas EV6 GT options the long-range battery pack solely. That is Kia’s first electrical car to be out there with two-wheel (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) choices – the latter providing enhanced dynamic functionality in even essentially the most difficult circumstances.

The 2WD 77.4 kWh EV6 can journey over 510 kilometers (316 miles) on a single cost on the WLTP mixed cycle. With a most 605 Nm torque out there on the AWD model, the EV6 can speed up from 0-to-100 km/h in simply 5.2 seconds. The 77.4 kWh battery pack is paired with a 168 kW (229ps) electrical motor powering the rear wheels, and for AWD fashions a 239 kW (325 ps) electrical motor powers the entrance and rear wheels.

The 58.0 kWh EV6 can speed up from 0-to-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, with a most 605 Nm torque out there on the AWD model. The 58.0 kWh battery pack is paired with a 125 kW electrical motor powering the rear wheels, and for AWD fashions a 173 kW electrical motor powers the entrance and rear wheels.

Platform flexibility for electrical efficiency

Kia’s new devoted E-GMP reduces complexity by means of modularization and standardization, permitting speedy and versatile improvement of merchandise with diversified attributes. This versatile improvement can fulfill varied buyer wants for car efficiency inside a single mannequin line like EV6.

Outfitted with 430kW twin motors, the EV6 GT takes electrical efficiency to a different degree. With a most 740Nm torque, the AWD GT model accelerates from 0-to-100 km/h in an eye-watering 3.5 seconds and may attain a high velocity of 260 km/h (preliminary improvement targets). With the addition of electronic-Restricted Slip Differential software program to the EV6 GT model solely, drivers will get pleasure from assured management and dynamic experience and dealing with in all circumstances. 

“The GT model of EV6 demonstrates our technological management by means of its mixture of excellent high-speed charging and acceleration efficiency like an excellent sports activities automotive. With our devoted EV platform, there is no such thing as a want for compromise between inspiring spaciousness and efficiency,” mentioned Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division for Hyundai Motor Group.

800V Extremely-Quick Charging

80 % cost in simply 18 minutes; new vehicle-to-load (V2L) operate

The EV6 affords 800V and 400V charging capabilities, with out the necessity for extra elements or adapters. The automotive is able to a high-speed cost from 10 to 80 % in simply 18 minutes on all variations or a top-up cost of 100km of driving vary in lower than 4 and a half minutes when pairing 2WD with the 77.4-kWh battery choice.

The automotive’s charging system is extra versatile than earlier era BEVs due to an Built-in Charging Management Unit (ICCU). The ICCU permits a brand new vehicle-to-load (V2L) operate, which is able to discharging vitality from the car battery. The V2L operate can provide as much as 3.6kW of energy and is succesful, for example, of working a 55-inch tv and air conditioner concurrently for greater than 24 hours. The system can also be in a position to cost one other EV, if wanted.

With greater than 35% cost left within the battery, the EV6 can tow gadgets weighing as much as 1,600 kg. Along with the V2L operate, EV6 homeowners can take all the pieces they want on an outside journey with family and friends and do all of it with zero emissions.

Vitality recuperation

Maximizing driving vary and effectivity

The EV6 is fitted with energy-recuperation applied sciences to maximise driving vary. This contains Kia’s latest-generation energy-efficient warmth pump, which scavenges waste warmth from the automotive’s coolant system. This ensures that at minus seven levels Celsius the automotive can obtain 80% of the vary that will be attainable at 25 levels Celsius.

Additionally featured is the newest era of Kia’s good regenerative braking system, which is operated by paddle shifters behind the steering wheel so drivers can shortly and simply gradual the automotive and recuperate kinetic vitality to maximise driving vary and effectivity. Drivers can select from six regenerative braking ranges (none, 1 to three, ‘i-PEDAL’, or auto mode), relying on the specified degree of vitality recuperation. The system’s ‘i-PEDAL’ driving mode additionally permits the automotive to reap the utmost quantity of vitality from its brakes, and permits the driving force to carry the automotive to a mild halt with no need to push the brake pedal.

Know-how

New connectivity and infotainment options for the EV age

EV6 introduces a set of applied sciences that improve security, connectivity and infotainment. They’re designed to make travelling safer, simpler and fewer nerve-racking.

The high-tech infotainment system contains 12-inch twin screens. Curved shows utilized to EV6 have skinny movie panels that make the most of new construction and superior know-how for decreasing affect of sunshine. The cluster and infotainment system are related as in the event that they had been wrapped round one physique with a strengthened glass. Extending from the steering wheel to the middle of the automotive, it shows a digital cluster in entrance of the driving force, and infotainment system above the middle console.

The EV6 additionally options an augmented actuality (AR) head-up show system, which initiatives driving info onto the bottom of the windscreen within the driver’s line of sight. The system shows alerts from the automotive’s Superior Driver Help System, particulars of auto velocity, and turn-by-turn navigation directions.

The most recent model of Kia’s modern related automotive system ‘Kia Join’, beforehand named UVO, is included, that includes a spread of Kia actual time companies and over-the-air (OTA) updates. Accessible by means of the touchscreen, Kia Join permits customers to seek out places and pricing of EV charging factors, view their car’s charging standing, plan good charging schedules and test the vary radius based mostly on the remaining cost.

A robust 14-speaker Meridian® encompass audio system can also be out there, a primary for a Kia BEV and delivering a very immersive sound expertise. The 14-speaker audio system has been engineered by the specialists at Meridian and options a number of of the British audio pioneer’s proprietary digital sign processing (DSP) applied sciences. Meridian’s core sound philosophy has been built-in into the EV6 permitting prospects to get pleasure from pure, lifelike and genuine audio on the transfer.

The speaker system additionally affords Lively Sound Design (ASD), a newly-developed function by Kia which offers drivers with audible suggestions to the velocity that the automotive is travelling and managed by way of a person interface.

Security and Comfort

Superior Driver Help system with Distant Good Parking Help

The EV6 affords class-leading ranges of security and comfort due to its enhanced suite of driver help techniques (ADAS). They assist to scale back lots of the inherent hazards and stresses of driving, defending occupants and different street customers on each journey.

Protected Exit Help (SEA) helps individuals keep away from collisions with a rear aspect car when exiting EV6. When the occupant opens the door to exit the car after a cease, the system offers a warning if an approaching car from the rear aspect is detected. SEA additionally helps preserve the rear door closed by means of operation of the digital youngster lock.

Lane Following Help (LFA) helps middle the car within the lane. When driving, LFA will be switched on and off with the press of a button.

Freeway Driving Help 2 (HDA 2) helps keep a set distance and velocity from the car forward when driving on a freeway and in addition helps middle the car within the lane, even by means of a curve. In case of an adjoining car driving in shut proximity, HDA 2 assists to regulate the EV6’s path, so to keep away from any attainable danger of collision. Additionally, with the driving force’s fingers on the steering wheel and above a sure velocity, a click on of the indicator stalk will transfer the automotive into the corresponding lane.

Distant Good Parking Help (RSPA) helps remotely park or exit a parking spot with the driving force working EV6 from exterior the car.

Notes to editors

*All technical info contained on this press launch is appropriate on the time of writing (30 March 2021) and based mostly on the anticipated figures to be homologated. Remaining affirmation is pending homologation.

*Software of EV6 options might range relying on nation/area.

EV6 Specs:

Dimensions

(Europe mannequin)

EV6

EV6 GT-line

EV6 GT

Wheelbase

2,900 mm

2,900 mm

2,900 mm

Size

4,680 mm

4,695 mm

4,695 mm

Width

1,880 mm

1,890 mm

1,890 mm

Peak

1,550 mm

1,550 mm

1,545 mm

Cargo

Boot/trunk house

*EV6 / EV6 GT-line

520 L

1300 L (*when second-row seats are totally folded)

Entrance trunk

 

Non-NA mannequin: 52 L (2WD) or 20 L (AWD)

*North America mannequin: 20 L (each AWD & 2WD)

Efficiency

Platform

Electrical-World Modular Platform

EV6

 

Lengthy Vary

77.4-kWh Battery

AWD

Energy

239-kW (Entrance & Rear mixed)

Torque

605-Nm (Entrance & Rear mixed)

2WD

Energy

168-kW Rear

Torque

350-Nm Rear

EV6

GT-line

 

Customary Vary

58.0-kWh Battery

AWD

Energy

173 kW (Entrance & Rear mixed)

Torque

605 Nm (Entrance & Rear mixed)

2WD

Energy

125 kW Rear

Torque

350 Nm Rear

EV6

GT

Lengthy Vary

77.4-kWh Battery

AWD

Energy

430 Kw (Entrance & Rear mixed)

Torque

740 Nm (Entrance & Rear mixed)

Options

Supported Charging Infrastructure

400 V and 800 V (No want for extra adapters)

Extremely-fast Charging (800V)

10% to 80% in 18 minutes of cost

100 km of vary (WLTP) in 4.5 minutes of cost

The car specs and options on this press launch might range relying on nation/area.

 

Kia Company – about us

Kia (www.kia.com) is a world mobility model with a imaginative and prescient to create sustainable mobility options for customers, communities, and societies all over the world. Based in 1944, Kia has been offering mobility options for greater than 75 years. With 52,000 staff worldwide, a presence in additional than 190 markets, and manufacturing amenities in six nations, the corporate at present sells round three million autos a yr. Kia is spearheading the popularization of electrified and battery electrical autos and creating a rising vary of mobility companies, encouraging hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world to discover the very best methods of getting round. The corporate’s model slogan – ‘Motion that evokes’ – displays Kia’s dedication to encourage customers by means of its services.