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New Kia EV6 redefines electric mobility with exhilarating performance

Featuring advanced electric motors, the EV6 GT delivers blistering pace capable of accelerating from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds

The all-new Kia EV6 brings long-range, zero-emissions power, high-tech 800V ultra-fast charging and distinctive crossover styling to the all-electric vehicle market. The EV6 is Kia’s first car to be based on the company’s highly advanced and dedicated architecture designed specifically for battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

This pioneering crossover – the first BEV launched under the new Kia design philosophy ‘Opposites United’ – displays a future-oriented EV design characterised by high-tech details. It is powered exclusively by electric energy, with a choice of multiple long-range, zero-emissions powertrain configurations. The high-tech 800V charging capability means EV6 can go from 10 to 80 per cent battery charge in just 18 minutes, while the GT version, engineered to inspire consumers with exciting driving performance, will accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 260 km/h.

The EV6 is the first dedicated BEV designed and developed by Kia, based on the all-new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), and forms the first part of Kia’s transition to the new era of electrification under the new brand slogan, ‘Movement that inspires’.

The EV6 also begins the mid-to-long term strategy for BEVs, plug-in hybrid (PHEVs) and hybrid electric (HEVs) vehicles to make up 40 per cent of Kia’s total sales by 2030, with an annual sales target of 1.6 million units for these eco-friendly models. As part of this, Kia aims to grow its BEV sales to 920,000 units in 2030 and become a top global seller. Kia plans to strengthen its EV line-up with 11 BEV models by 2026, the first of which is the EV6. Of these 11, seven will be built on E-GMP architecture, and four will be derivative EVs based on existing models.

“EV6 is the embodiment of the new Kia. It is born to inspire every journey, through bold design, progressive engineering, innovative technologies, and exciting electric performance,” Ho Sung Song, Kia’s President & CEO said. “EV6 also represents the beginning of Kia’s long-term commitment to sustainable mobility, accelerating the transition not only to clean transportation, but also products, materials and manufacturing.”

The EV6 will be produced in South Korea. Online reservations have been open since March 30 in some markets, with European deliveries scheduled to commence later in 2021.


 

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