Kia EV6 Teased Before Its Debut Later This Month
- on March 31, 2021
- Categories: News
Kia has released some teaser images of its new electric vehicle out of the eleven promised by 2026. Named the Kia EV6, the car will share most of its elements with the lately introduced Hyundai Ioniq 5. It will be using the Hyundai Motor Group's E-GMP (electric vehicle platform) architecture and will debut by the end of this month.
Just like Ioniq, the Kia EVs will follow a straightforward, numbered naming structure. Every model will have a prefix “EV” followed by a number. Hyundai, starting with the Ioniq 5, will bring the Ioniq 6 sedan in 2022 and the Ioniq 7 SUV in 2024.
The 2022 Kia EV6 will also share the battery with the Ioniq 5, so expect it to have a 77.4-kWh pack with an operating voltage of 800 volts. A single motor rear-wheel-drive setup will be standard, creating 215 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A dual-motor all-wheel-drive configuration would be optional, just like in the Ioniq 5, yielding 302 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. We expect the EV6 to offer a similar 300 miles of range on the WLTP cycle as its big brother.
We will get more details as the new Kia EV6 makes its debut later this month. It should hit the dealerships alongside the Ioniq 5 this fall. The South Korean automaker plans to make 40% of its all sales consisting of electrified vehicles by 2030.
Source and Image: CarandDriver