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Kia teases EV6 full electric EV

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Kia Motor Corporation teases the all-new EV6 all-electric vehicle which will become the Korean brand’s next-generation BEV that is under development and comes with a new design philosophy showing Kia’s focus towards electrification. The Kia EV6 is the brand’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle built on the Electric-Global Modular Platform or E-GMP. The brand announces that the Kia EV6 embodies the ‘Movement that Inspires’ slogan and the BEVs design will inspire every journey of its customer.

Kia EV6 Teaser

The images released by Kia show a sleek hot hatchback design with sharp cuts and crease lines, a geometric front apron, segmented LED daytime running lights, projector multi-beam LED headlamps, a clamshell-style bonnet with raised power bulges, aerodynamic ORVMs, a sloping roofline with sharply raked rear windscreen, integrated roof spoiler, wraparound tail lamps with a ducktail raised spoiler lip effect, segments LEDs on the taillamps cluster, EV6 branding on the tailgate etc.

Kia’s Nomenclature Strategy

The brand announces that it will be keeping the naming strategy simplified across all markets which is a part of the company’s brand transition. Kia will be naming all the new dedicated battery electric vehicles with the prefix ‘EV’ bringing simplicity and consistency to the brand’s nomenclature system across global markets. The EV prefix will let consumers know that the vehicle is fully electric. Further simplifying the nomenclature is a numbered suffix that corresponds to the vehicle’s position in the line-up.

E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform)

The E-GMP architecture made its debut last year by Kia’s parent organisation Hyundai Motor Company and the Hyundai Motor Group plans to bring 23 Battery Electric Vehicles and sell 1 million electric vehicles in the global market by the year 2025. The brand revealed that the E-GMP has the capability of achieving a top speed of 260 kmph with an acceleration timing of just 3.5 seconds. The platform is capable of delivering a maximum range of over 500km on a single charge and is compatible with 50kW~150kW charging systems which are most common with a 400V system. The structure of the platform is made with ultra-high-strength steel and hot-stamped steel components that not only support higher loads but also absorb the collision energy in unfortunate events. The E-GMP will come with the world’s first mass-produced integrated drive axle (IDA) and a five-link rear suspension system.