Korean car manufacturer Kia has just teased a few images of its first-ever electric car called the EV6. The car is based on Hyundai's Electric Global Modular Platform, also known as E-GMP. It will be fully revealed on March 15th.
Last year, Hyundai revealed its E-GMP platform to the world. It's the Korean manufacturer's first-ever dedicated electric vehicle platform and will be shared by both Hyundai and Kia electric cars of the future. Now, Kia has just published a few teaser images of its first-ever fully electric vehicle, which will be based on this platform.
The car is called the EV6, and it looks sleek and futuristic. Although there are no details revealed as yet because the car will be fully showcased on March 15th, we can tell from the images that the EV6 will be a strong-looking and aggressive car.
The EV6 will also be the first of Kia’s next-generation BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) to be developed under the company's new design philosophy, which embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification. Every new Kia BEV will have a name starting with the prefix ‘EV’, which will make it easier for customers to understand which cars are fully electric and which are not. 'EV' will be followed by a number corresponding to the car’s position in the BEV line-up.
The EV6 is the first of these names to be revealed. The car gets an aggressive fastback roofline and exaggerated fenders, which are pumped-out at the rear. The lighting is full LED, with running light elements, and the taillights extend down into the rear fenders.
The EV6 will make its world premiere very soon. Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design Center, says, 'The EV6 is the embodiment of both our brand purpose, "Movement that inspires", and our new design philosophy. It has been designed to inspire every journey by offering an instinctive and natural experience, which improves the daily lives of our customers and provides user ownership, which is simple, intuitive, and integrated. Our aim is to design the physical experience of our brand and to create bold, original, and inventive electric vehicles.'