Kia reinterprets its models with the arrival of the EV6 (Kia)
Before the world premiere, Kia has revealed images of the EV6, the first battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) built according to the brand’s new design philosophy., “United Oppositions,” which are inspired by the contradictions between nature and humanity.
“The EV6, as Kia’s first electric vehicle, is an example of progressive, human-centric and electric-power design. We strongly believe the EV6 is a compelling and appropriate model for the new electric vehicle market. Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of the Center for Global Design. “With the EV6 we wanted to create a distinctive and stunning design using a blend of advanced and high-tech features in pure and rich volumes, while creating a space as unique as a future electric car.”
The five pillars of the new Kia philosophy
The new philosophy revealed by the brand is based on this model Five key pillars of the design: ‘Boldness for Nature’, ‘Joy for Mind’, ‘Energy for Progress’, ‘Technology for Life’ and ‘Tension for Serenity’.
Developed on five main pillars the brand tried to describe (Kia).
The Daring on nature It is based on interaction with nature and is inspired by the details, shapes and proportions of the natural and human world. This design column creates structures, organic finishes, and technology for vehicle interiors. For this reason, the exterior designs feature a mixture of clean and simple lines with bold surfaces that are constantly changing.
For this part, Joy for the mind Focuses on the feel and atmosphere of future Kia vehicles. According to the brand, the following models will merge the emotional with the rational, creating compounds that influence, comfort and inspire passengers’ moods.
The Energy for progress It is based on the strengths of the existing design. The aesthetics and demeanor of the brand’s future products will continue to evolve with lines inspired by experience and creativity to innovate and innovate.
Few buttons and a big screen where all information is mirrored (Kia)
At the same time, Technology for life It embraces new systems and innovations to foster positive interactions between humans and machines. In this way, the following vehicles of the brand will embrace the User Experience (UX). Finally, the Tension for serenity It evokes the differences between opposing forces and creative contradictions to present innovative and future-oriented design concepts.
“We want our products to offer an innate and natural experience that improves the daily life of our customers. Our goal is to design the physical experience for our brand and create original, innovative and exciting electric cars.” Karim Habib added that the ideas of designers and the purpose of the brand are linked more than ever, as our customers are in They are at the heart of what we do and they influence every decision we make.
An external form that takes ideas from all over the world
Its exterior lines represent a design development that will be seen on the following models of the South Korean brand. Up front, the typical daytime running lights exude a sleek and modern look, and the headlamp design also includes a dynamic ‘sequential’ lighting pattern. Below, a low air intake visually expands the front, underlining its high-tech profile. As part of improving airflow from the front, air is directed through and under the flat terrain for optimum aerodynamics.
These lines will have future Kia (Kia) models.
The side profile showcases the crossover-inspired design aesthetic. The rear is partially designed to maximize aerodynamic performance, and features a tilted C-pillar rear with a glossy black insert that visually expands the window glass. Above is the prominent spoiler that directs air to a raised lower spoiler that sits above the rear optics.
EV6 is the result of a collaborative effort between Three Kia Global Design Network studios in Namyang (Korea), Frankfurt (Germany) and Irvine (California, USA).
Interior design: modern and spacious interior for the electric era
The cabin is exclusively crafted for the ‘electric era’. It was developed on the E-GMP platform, This model offers more space compared to the brand’s electric predecessors.
The new platform gave it more interior space (Kia).
One of the most striking elements is A high-tech, high-definition curved screen for audio and navigation (AVN). This extends from the steering wheel to the center and offers a driver instrument cluster, the infotainment system and the navigation system over the center console.
Below the screen, occupants control HVAC settings using tactile “buttons”, while below this panel, the dashboard tilts forward, creating a sense of space and openness. The seats are slim and lined with modern fabrics made from recycled plastic.
Play hide and seek with its mechanics
Although the brand has officially announced that this model will be 100% electric when it comes to market, Kia has decided to save some data for its official presentation in the coming days.
The brand did not want to officially announce its (Kia) engine.
Knowing that Kia and Hyundai produce the same models, but with different aesthetics and names, We think it could possibly feature the same mechanics as the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 that was launched just a few days ago.
If so, the EV6 could have two variants with 58 and 72.6 kWh power supplies. These two options will establish power between 170 and 306 CV, Depending on the variant of one or two motors per axis. With this setting, It can travel around 500 kilometers on a single charge.
Kia EV6 will make its world debut in the coming days and It will reach major markets in the coming months.
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