Finally! Kia has given us a glimpse of its first dedicated battery electric vehicle, the 2022 EV6. The car has a futuristic, concept carlike silhouette hinting that its design has been inspired by the Imagine and Futuron Concepts. Its coupe-like roofline comes into full focus, hinting at the EV6’s focus on eye-catching looks. Both headlights and taillights also light up in a sequential pattern, adding a sense of drama when you turn the car on.
The 2022 Kia EV6 will be the first vehicle in an all-out EV offensive from the Korean brand. In total, Kia will add 11 electric vehicles to its lineup by 2025. The EV6 will be one of the first vehicles on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform, which is shared with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the upcoming Genesis GV60.
Expect the EV6 to feature the same battery and motor options as the Ioniq 5. That means a standard 58-kWh battery or an optional 77.4-kWh unit (72.4-kWh for other global markets). Single-motor variants with the big battery option should offer the most range. The most potent version of the EV6 should be the dual-motor model equipped with the 77.4-kWh battery. However, we don’t know if Kia will offer the EV6 with both battery options in the U.S.
Look for the 2022 Kia EV6 to make its full debut during the first quarter of 2021.