India-bound Kia EV6 Facelift with Bigger Battery and More Features Unveiled Globally

Compared to the outgoing model, the global-spec Kia EV6 facelift gets cosmetic changes, interior enhancements, and a larger battery pack. 

By Kanika Sachdeva | on May 14, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

South Korean manufacturer Kia has unveiled the facelifted version of the EV6. The car in question belongs to the international market and is yet to arrive on our market, albeit not before Kia launches the EV9 born-EV and the new Carnival MPV here. Compared to the outgoing model, the global-spec Kia EV6 facelift gets cosmetic changes, interior enhancements, and a larger battery pack. 

The front end of the Kia EV6 facelift, marked by a revised Tiger Nose grille, angular LED DRLs (daytime running lights), and a redesigned bumper, is all-new. While the rear section retains the same full-width LED light bar as before, a glimpse at the bumper indicates some minor modifications. Apart from the newly designed 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels, the profile remains the same. In all, the new Kia EV6 features a design in line with newer Kia electric vehicles sold abroad (EV5, EV9). 

New Kia EV6 Rear and Side View

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Kia EV6 Facelift: Interior, Features

Though the overall cabin layout remains familiar, the Kia EV6 Facelift gets a different-looking steering wheel with a fingerprint authentication system, enabling the registered owners to start the electric vehicle without a key. There is also a revised curved panoramic screen housing both the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment display (with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay). Over-the-air updates continue to be offered but now extend to electronic control systems. 

New Kia EV6 Interior

Along with these, the EV6 facelift also features a 12-inch head-up display, a digital rearview mirror, and an AI-based navigation system found on Genesis models. The latter uses the front camera with graphic overlays. Not just that, the safety of the occupants is taken care of by multiple airbags and thicker B-pillars. 

Kia EV6 Facelift: Battery, Range

Kia offers the EV6 facelift in two configurations – RWD (rear-wheel drive) and AWD (all-wheel drive). The rear-wheel-drive single-motor variant makes 225bhp and 350Nm of torque, whereas the dual-wheel-drive dual-motor variant generates 321bhp and 605Nm of torque. 

As expected, the Kia EV6 facelift uses a larger 84 kWh battery pack, also found in the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Using a 350kW DC charger, this battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in 18 minutes. Kia says the rear-wheel-drive variants with 19-inch wheels can offer around 494km range, up from 475km. The figure is subject to the local testing procedure. 

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Kia EV6 Facelift: Availability

The Kia EV6 facelift will be launched in the South Korean market next month, with other markets (including India) to follow. Expect the refreshed EV6 to go on sale in our market sometime in 2025. Upon launch, the updated Kia EV6 will command a premium over the existing version. For your reference, the prices of the 2023 Kia EV6 SUV range between Rs 60.95 lakh and Rs 65.95 lakh (ex-showroom).

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