KIA EV6 Reveal!

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  1. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Behold, the KIA EV6 has debuted. Or, at least a few shots of it and a small blurb of info. It is being used as an introduction to the brand's new styling direction. The full reveal will happen March 30, at 9.00 AM CET (4:00 AM EST).

    First, here are some pics:
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    kia-ev6 interior driver middle.jpg kia-ev6 interior driver window.jpg kia-ev6 interior front center.jpg kia-ev6 rear quarter.jpg kia-ev6.jpg
     
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  3. Kendalf

    Kendalf Active Member

    Haven't heard anything about a time, so it appears that it will not be a "live" event but instead a website and PR release, kind of like the release of the teaser images last week. Looking forward to it!
     
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  5. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    It was Eastern time.

    Alright, here are some videos they've also released, which are actually more about this new design direction than this actual car.


     
  6. Kendalf

    Kendalf Active Member

    I'm liking the ratio of the exterior dimensions. Has more of a wagon/estate/shooting brake profile with the longer roofline than the IONIQ 5, which has more of a hatchback look. Also, the extended rear length plus the high trunk looks like it should have more cargo volume in the back than the I5. Curious if the details/specs reveal will be on that March 21 date that @Domenick referenced in the other thread.
     
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  8. Kendalf

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    @Domenick Looks like we finally have a confirmed date and time for the official premiere. March 30, 9AM Central European Time (1AM PST, 4AM EST). Source: Kia Worldwide Youtube channel.

    Eh, I'm not staying up this time....
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    Hopefully they give some concrete actual vehicle details, rather than the "designer" video that Hyundai did with the IONIQ 5 world premiere.
     
  9. restyler

    restyler Active Member

    Hmmm - I prefer the Ioniq 5, this reminds me a bit of the Citroen XM I had in the 90s (with all edges smoothed out)
    And what's that going on over the rear arch - hope its just a trick of the light?
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  10. Domenick

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    That's great. As I was first looking over the images, I saw older Citroen DS with a similar falling roofline and that bit of rear window overhang. Could find a pic of the DS that captured what I saw in my mind, though. Yours does it perfectly!
     
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  11. Jimrod

    Jimrod New Member

    Gives me Reliant Scimitar vibes...

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  13. Tony S

    Tony S Member

    I like the design a lot; my concern is with the vertical dimension (height) of the side windows; looks too narrow, and base of window is too high. They may be inspired by the Jaguar iPace design. P.S. that Citroen XM is a great design!

    I’m aware of the recalls of electric motor E710 of Kia’s Niro for model years 2017-2020.
     
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  14. Kendalf

    Kendalf Active Member

    Tomorrow is the official full reveal. The time isn't too conducive to those of us in North America so I'm going to pass on watching the livestream. Hopefully this one is more detailed than the reveal for the IONIQ 5!
     
  15. Tony S

    Tony S Member

    For me, this is the only competition to the AWD ID.4 (prefer hatchback-like over CUV); also like the 800 Volt electrical architecture. My concern is limited availability in the US, just like the Niro EV. VW is committed to a 50 state market.
     
  16. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Here's the InsideEVs debut post and some specs:
    Kia Reveals Three Versions Of EV6: Announces Specs, Details
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    Kia EV6 / EV6 GT-line specs (Europe model):

    Battery/Drive options:
    • Standard Range / RWD
      range: undisclosed
      58.0 kWh battery
      rear-wheel drive
      peak system output of 125 kW and 350 Nm of torque
    • Standard Range / AWD
      range: undisclosed
      58.0 kWh battery
      0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds
      dual motor all-wheel drive
      peak system output of 173 kW and 605 Nm of torque
    • Long Range / RWD
      over 510 km (316 miles) of WLTP range
      77.4 kWh battery
      rear-wheel drive
      peak system output of 168 kW and 350 Nm of torque
    • Long Range / AWD
      range: undisclosed
      77.4 kWh battery
      0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds
      dual motor all-wheel drive
      peak system output of 239 kW and 605 Nm of torque
    Kia EV6 GT specs (Europe model):
    Battery/Drive options:

    • Long Range / AWD
      range: undisclosed
      77.4 kWh battery
      0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds
      top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph)
      dual motor all-wheel drive
      peak system output of 430 kW and 740 Nm of torque
    Common specs:

    • AC charging (on-board): undisclosed
    • DC fast charging (both 400 and 800V):
      10-80% SOC in 18 minutes (using 800V ultra-fast charger)
      100 km of range (WLTP) in 4.5 minutes of charge
    • towing capacity up to 1,600 kg (*with more than 35% charge left in the battery)
    • vehicle-to-load (V2L) function (power export up to 3.6 kW)
    • Dimensions:
      EV6: Length 4,680 mm; Width 1,880 mm; Height 1,550 mm; Wheelbase 2,900 mm
      EV6 GT-line: Length 4,695 mm; Width 1,890 mm; Height 1,550 mm; Wheelbase 2,900 mm
      EV6 GT: Length 4,695 mm; Width 1,890 mm; Height 1,545 mm; Wheelbase 2,900 mm
    • Boot/trunk space: 520 L / 1300 L (*when second-row seats are fully folded)
      Front trunk (Non-NA model): 52 L (2WD) or 20 L (AWD)
      Front trunk (North America model): 20 L (both AWD & 2WD)
    • Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP)
     
  17. Tony S

    Tony S Member

    Thanks Domenick, do you know where / when Kia will open reservation for the EV6 (supposed to be today). I looked in the Kia site but no EV6 to be found.
     
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  18. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Checking. I'll update this post when I find out.

    Edit*: So, I've reached out to Kia and will update when I hear back, but I don't expect they'll say more at this point aside from "It will go on-sale in select global markets starting from the second half of 2021, with online reservations beginning from March 30 in some markets."

    Update*: As expected, they aren't saying anything at this point.
     
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  19. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Kia is showing off the vitesse (that's the hoity-toity word for speed;)) of the EV6 with a little 400-meter drag race. That's about 8 feet short of a quarter-mile, but close enough.
     
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  20. Tony S

    Tony S Member

    Here is the worldwide reservation site. For North America, it is still “keep me updated” no reservation available.

    https://worldwide.kia.com/int/ev6
     
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  21. woodsmithnh

    woodsmithnh New Member

    For North America, it reports Arriving First Quarter 2022
     
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  22. restyler

    restyler Active Member

    I generally like it, & I guess would probably have chosen it this sporty looking supercar over the I5 30 years ago, but right now, I'm very happy to have gone with the more sober I5 - it shows your age when you choose comfort & practicalities over speed & performance.
    "Big deal" about having access to the Ionity charging network for a whole year!! {This deal also applies to the I5}
    There's only 12 Ionity stations in England, I'm in the midlands so my nearest is just 90 miles away in Blackburn!!
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