Kia Joins The EV War With The Unveiling Of Its First All-Electric Crossover SUV

Mar 16, 2021

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While the automotive industry has long been skeptical about the onset of its fossil fuel-less future, 2021 is already shaping up to be the year of the EV. From urban mobility-focused e-bikes to innovative concept cars to landmark production commitments, automakers everywhere have been working at a break-neck pace to ensure that they can catch the current war head-on.

Among the latest crop of electric offerings to be unveiled is the EV6, Kia’s first-ever out and out EV and the debut model in its upcoming ‘Opposites United’ design initiative. Around its exterior, this means that it features a combination of sharp styling and sculptural forms, with the overall aesthetic intended to be one “based on interaction with nature.” At this point, the available driving specs are decidedly limited. However, given that it’ll be built around the brand’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) — the same as in Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 — it should boast comparable performance. So, in addition to a 77.4kWh battery pack, it should also have a single rear-mounted electric motor good for 215hp, 258lb-ft of torque, and an estimated range landing somewhere between 258 and 290 miles. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but you can learn more at the link below.

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