PHOTOS: This is the KIA EV6, the first 100% electric car of the Korean firm

Days before its official presentation, KIA revealed the first photos of its EV6 model, the first in its catalog to be fully electric.

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17, 2021

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

On Monday, Korean automaker KIA Motors revealed the first photos of the KIA EV6 , its first fully electric car . It is a lightweight all-rounder powered by the new e-GMP modular platform, exclusively for battery-powered vehicles.

“The EV6, being KIA’s first electric vehicle with a dedicated platform, is a showcase of progressive human-centered design and electrified power. We strongly believe that the EV6 is a compelling and relevant model for the new electric vehicle market, ” said Karim Habib , senior vice president and head of the company’s Global Design Center, in a statement .

KIA EV6 model image via KIA Motors.

The technical details of the car have not been released , but e-GMP technology is known to allow acceleration to 100 km / h in about 3.5 seconds . In addition, it offers approximately 500 kilometers of autonomy for each energy recharge.

While its exterior design can be described as futuristic , it does not look as extravagant as other electric models. As an example we have the Aptera , which works with solar panels and resembles a spaceship on wheels; or the Amazon Zoox , which in addition to being electric is autonomous, that is, it does not need a driver.

KIA EV6 model image via KIA Motors.

Compared to other electric cars of the brand, the KIA EV6 has more space inside. Its seats are covered with fabrics made from recycled plastic and it stands out for its curved screen of the latest technology , with high definition audio, video and navigation (AVN). It also has settings for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

KIA EV6 model image via KIA Motors.

With this new model, KIA inaugurates a new system of nomenclatures for its next electric cars. The letters ‘EV’ stand for ‘electric vehicle’ in English, while the number refers to the position of the car in the range.

The worldwide launch of the KIA EV6 is scheduled for the end of this month of March, and will take place through a virtual event.

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