Kia Reveals All-New EV6 Crossover to Introduce a New Era of Electric Driving Excitement

May 19th, 2021 by

2022 EV6 reveal

The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 Crossover arrives as the brand’s first battery electric vehicle. The introduction of the EV6 signals the U.S. launch of Kia’s “Plan S” strategy that will deliver 11 all-new electrified models across the world by 2026.

The EV6’s proportions unify Kia’s all-new “Opposites United” design language and deliver crossover functionality. The visual language combines classic sports car inspiration with high-tech cues, modern CUV styling and a coupe-like profile. The EV6 has the same 114.2-inch wheelbase as the Kia Telluride, and compares with the width of a Ford Mustang Mach E and the wheelbase and ground clearance of a Tesla Model Y.

The EV platform also enables jaw-dropping performance, AWD capability, ultra-fast charging times. The vehicle delivers up to an estimated 300-miles of all-electric range (AER), vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, and a flat-floor interior that utilizes sustainable materials throughout the cabin. The EV6 also offers a wide array of advanced driver assistance systems, adding an unprecedented level of connectivity and safety.

“The EV6 marks a new and transformative era in Kia electrification,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia North America, Kia America. “This innovative crossover leverages the many benefits of its advanced platform to offer a level of technological excitement and convenience that will provide a superb ownership experience.”

The first EV6 models are expected to go on sale in early 2022 in all 50 states with the GT arriving in late 2022.

EV6 First Edition

Kia will offer a special EV6 First Edition with reservations starting on June 3rd.

Limited to just 1,500 units, the EV6 First Edition offers the styling of the standard design, which includes exterior details such as black wheel arches in a fully loaded package along with;

  • The Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist
  • Wide sunroof
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Premium 14-speaker Meridian audio system
  • Dual-motor AWD
  • 77.4 kWh battery

Three unique color combinations include Glacier with dark green seats, Urban Yellow with black seats, and Steel Gray Matte with black seats. The First Edition will be the only way to get the look of the Steel Matte Gray paint on an EV6 with the standard design while the Urban Yellow exterior color will be exclusive to the First Edition.

Completing the aesthetic are illuminated door sills with the First Edition designation, along with a numbered interior badge highlighting the limited production volume.

‘Opposites United’ Design

The EV6 crossover is a worldwide collaboration inspired by a new design philosophy called ‘Opposites United,’ which takes its cues and inspirations from the contrasts found in nature and everyday life. Key design elements include:

  • “Digital Tiger” grille form serves as Kia’s new tiger nose design
  • Headlamps offer sequential dynamic light pattern
  • Flush exterior door handles
  • High rear deck serves as a spoiler
  • Cross-car rear light cluster
  • Wheel sizes will be available in 19, 20 or 21-inches

Sustainable & Spacious Interior

2022 EV6 Interior

The EV6 offers a modern and eco-friendly cabin with a spacious, flat floor design. Interior Highlights include;

  • Extensive use of recycled plastic throughout interior
  • 100% vegan leather surfaces on some trims
  • 100% LED lighting inside and out
  • Slim front seats
  • Thin seat frames use ultra-light “giga-steel” to maximize rear seat space/knee room due to a slim seat back design
  • 27.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind 60/40 split-folding second row; 53.5 cubic feet of cargo space with second row folded down
  • Hands-free Smart Power Tailgate for easier cargo access
  • Additional storage space for small items in front trunk (frunk)

The EV6 offers a wide array of standard and available technology features, including:

  • Panoramic dual integrated 12-inch TFT center cluster and infotainment screens
  • Augmented Reality9 (AR) Head-Up Display (HUD) system
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Meridian Premium Audio system

The EV6 also offers a roster of standard and available features that enhance safety and convenience:

  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
    • Utilizes four cameras to provide a 360-degree perspective around the vehicle, enhancing driver confidence in tight parking situations
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist-Reverse (PCA-R)
    • Detects certain objects behind the vehicle, issuing an audible warning when an obstruction is detected and will automatically assist with emergency braking if there is a risk of collision
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
    • Upon exiting, the vehicle provides a reminder to check for unattended passengers that may remain in the rear seating area
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
    • Allows remote parking or exiting a parking spot with the driver operating the EV6 from outside the vehicle
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
    • Audibly alerts the driver or passengers opening their door not to exit the vehicle when the system detects approaching traffic. The system can intervene to lock the rear doors when the vehicle is equipped with available Power Child Lock
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