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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 prime velocity of 260 km/h
  • New EV structure delivers spacious inside and high-tech options for an intuitive consumer expertise
  • Superior Driver Help System consists of Freeway Driving Help 2 and Distant Sensible 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 primarily based on the corporate’s devoted new platform for battery electrical automobiles (BEVs).

This pioneering crossover – the primary devoted BEV launched underneath the brand new Kia design philosophy ‘Opposites United’ – shows a future-oriented EV design characterised by high-tech particulars. It’s powered completely 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 shoppers with thrilling driving efficiency, can speed up from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds with a prime velocity of 260 km/h.

The EV6 is the primary devoted BEV produced by Kia utilizing the all-new Electrical-International Modular Platform (E-GMP), and kinds the primary a part of Kia’s transition to the brand new period of electrification underneath 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) automobiles to make up 40 % of Kia’s complete gross sales by 2030, with an annual gross sales goal of 1.6 million models for these eco-friendly fashions. As a part of this, Kia goals to develop its BEV gross sales to 880,000 models in 2030 and turn into a prime 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 primarily based on present fashions.

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

The EV6 can be produced in South Korea. It should 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 could be seen on the Kia International YouTube channel.

New Kia design route

New design language strikes a steadiness between contrasting forces

The EV6 was designed underneath 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 optimistic forces and pure vitality, with contrasting mixtures of sharp stylistic parts and sculptural shapes.

Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia International Design Middle, 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 through the use of 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 automobile.

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 smooth, fashionable look and embrace a ‘sequential’ dynamic mild sample. Under this, a low air consumption visually widens the entrance of the automotive, accentuating its high-tech picture.

The facet profile shows a crossover-inspired silhouette, which is fashionable, smooth 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 comprehend 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 outstanding 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 area

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

A definite product of the EV period, the inside design advantages vastly from the appliance of Kia’s devoted E-GMP platform. Regardless of the EV6’s compact exterior dimensions, its 2,900mm wheelbase leads to a cabin area much like many mid-size SUVs.

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

Some of the hanging parts is a seamless high-tech curved infotainment display. The straightforward type language of the extensive display and dashboard give the inside an open really feel.

Rest seats are slim, light-weight and modern, and clad in fashionable, visually attention-grabbing and strong 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 area 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 incorporates a entrance trunk which gives as much as an extra 52 liters of stowage area for 2WD fashions and 20 liters for AWD fashions.

Electrical Energy

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

The EV6 affords patrons 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 obtainable 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 automobile to be accessible with two-wheel (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) choices – the latter providing enhanced dynamic functionality in even probably the most difficult situations.

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 accessible 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 accessible 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 via modularization and standardization, permitting fast and versatile growth of merchandise with different attributes. This versatile growth can fulfill numerous buyer wants for automobile efficiency inside a single mannequin line like EV6.

Geared up 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 prime velocity of 260 km/h (preliminary growth targets). With the addition of electronic-Restricted Slip Differential software program to the EV6 GT model solely, drivers will take pleasure in assured management and dynamic journey and dealing with in all situations. 

“The GT model of EV6 demonstrates our technological management via its mixture of excellent high-speed charging and acceleration efficiency like a brilliant sports activities automotive. With our devoted EV platform, there isn’t any want for compromise between inspiring spaciousness and efficiency,” stated 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 added parts 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 possibility.

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 automobile battery. The V2L operate can provide as much as 3.6kW of energy and is succesful, for instance, of working a 55-inch tv and air conditioner concurrently for greater than 24 hours. The system can be capable of cost one other EV, if wanted.

With greater than 35% cost left within the battery, the EV6 can tow objects weighing as much as 1,600 kg. Along with the V2L operate, EV6 homeowners can take every little thing 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 consists of 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 might be attainable at 25 levels Celsius.

Additionally featured is the newest era of Kia’s sensible regenerative braking system, which is operated by paddle shifters behind the steering wheel so drivers can rapidly and simply sluggish 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 motive force to convey the automotive to a mild halt while not having to push the brake pedal.

Expertise

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 consists of 12-inch twin screens. Curved shows utilized to EV6 have skinny movie panels that make the most of new construction and superior expertise for lowering impression of sunshine. The cluster and infotainment system are linked 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 motive force, and infotainment system above the middle console.

The EV6 additionally options an augmented actuality (AR) head-up show system, which tasks driving data 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 car velocity, and turn-by-turn navigation directions.

The most recent model of Kia’s modern linked automotive system ‘Kia Join’, beforehand named UVO, is included, that includes a variety of Kia actual time providers and over-the-air (OTA) updates. Accessible via the touchscreen, Kia Join permits customers to seek out places and pricing of EV charging factors, view their automobile’s charging standing, plan sensible charging schedules and test the vary radius primarily based on the remaining cost.

A strong 14-speaker Meridian® encompass audio system can be accessible, a primary for a Kia BEV and delivering a very immersive sound expertise. The 14-speaker audio system has been engineered by the consultants 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 clients to take pleasure in pure, lifelike and genuine audio on the transfer.

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

Security and Comfort

Superior Driver Help system with Distant Sensible Parking Help

The EV6 affords class-leading ranges of security and comfort due to its enhanced suite of driver help methods (ADAS). They assist to cut 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 facet automobile when exiting EV6. When the occupant opens the door to exit the automobile after a cease, the system gives a warning if an approaching automobile from the rear facet is detected. SEA additionally helps preserve the rear door closed via operation of the digital youngster lock.

Lane Following Help (LFA) helps middle the automobile within the lane. When driving, LFA could 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 automobile forward when driving on a freeway and in addition helps middle the automobile within the lane, even via a curve. In case of an adjoining automobile 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 motive 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 Sensible Parking Help (RSPA) helps remotely park or exit a parking spot with the motive force working EV6 from exterior the automobile.

Notes to editors

*All technical data contained on this press launch is right on the time of writing (30 March 2021) and primarily based on the anticipated figures to be homologated. Last affirmation is pending homologation.

*Utility 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 area

*EV6 / EV6 GT-line

520 L

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

Entrance trunk

 

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

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

Efficiency

Platform

Electrical-International 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

 

Normal 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 added 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 automobile 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 shoppers, communities, and societies world wide. 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 right this moment sells round three million automobiles a 12 months. Kia is spearheading the popularization of electrified and battery electrical automobiles and growing a rising vary of mobility providers, encouraging thousands and thousands of individuals world wide to discover one of the best methods of getting round. The corporate’s model slogan – ‘Motion that evokes’ – displays Kia’s dedication to encourage shoppers via its services.