The Kia EV6 can be seen (a little): this 100% electric SUV promises 800 V charging and a range of around 500 km
That you want to forget about combustion engines. The firm wants to have seven fully electric cars available by 2027, and to achieve this it has partnered with Hyundai, with which share the E-GMP platform.
The first fruit of this initiative will be the Kia EV6, a 100% electric SUV that shares many characteristics with the IONIQ 5. This manufacturer has already shown some pictures in which the design of a car is glimpsed that will boast of fast charging and a range of about 500 km.
The EV6 is the first of a lineage
The teaser shown by Kia lets glimpse the lines of this SUV with a raised rear waist and a design with certainly attractive details that we will be able to know more in detail very soon, when Kia presents the model in full.
Until then there are many unknowns, but we do know that the vehicle is the first of Kia that take advantage of the E-GMP platform which will be the basis of the total transformation of this manufacturer whose commitment to electric starts with the EV6.
This nomenclature will be maintained for all the firm’s models, ranging from EV1 to EV9 depending on the size of each vehicle. We are therefore facing one of the most ambitious models, and in fact it will share some characteristics with the Hyundai IONIQ 5 that we recently met.
Thus, it is expected that two configurations will be offered: one with a rear engine and another with a front and rear engine that would achieve a 306 hp maximum combined power.
This SUV should go from 0 to 96 km / h in less than three seconds, but more relevant than that is its autonomy, which will depend on the capacity of the batteries. These will be available in two variants: a 58 kWh and another of 72.6 kWh with which it will reach 500 km of autonomy.
Those batteries will also benefit from fast charging at 400 V and also at 800 V that until now had only been seen in the Porsche Taycan. With 200 kW charging facilities we can recharge from 10 to 80% of the battery capacity in just 18 minutes, but if we want to make a shorter stop we will have approximately 100 km of additional autonomy with a charge of about 5 minutes.
The Kia EV6 is expected is definitely present in a few days, as the manufacturer promised to launch it globally during the first quarter of 2021.