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Kia EV6: first kilometers with the electric era

The Kia EV6 we have talked to you at length in Very Interesting. We were present at its official presentation to the Spanish market, where we discovered that it has nothing to do with what has been presented so far by the Koreans. The new era of electrification is challenging , but also the perfect time for Asian firms to show their full potential on the old continent. Its design, with an indecipherable rear and sports bodywork, gives us a certain margin to the imagination. A creativity that we were finally able to satisfy by getting behind the wheel of the new Kia EV6, the brand’s first electric vehicle on the E-GMP modular platform . It is the same architecture used by the Hyundai Ioniq 5, another Korean model that will make people talk but with a very different aesthetic and dynamic concept. The battery itself is the same, so that we are facing another SUV capable of carrying out an ultra-fast charge of 800 V in just 18 minutes , a system that does not exist for now in Spain.

The Kia EV6 is in charge of starting the electrification strategy of the firm, which has a plan for its PHEV, hybrid and electric models. By 2030 they expect 40% of sales to be of this type of propulsion, with an annual target of 1.6 million registered units . These numbers would make them the world leaders in this segment, reinforcing their portfolio with 11 more electric vehicles before the end of 2026. The first is this EV6, produced in South Korea and which is now available to reserve at their dealerships or web portals.

In the different articles written about the EV6 we have talked to you about its possible configurations, which combine two possible batteries (58 and 77.4 kWh) with two traction versions (AWD and 2WD) to create up to 4 possible models with powers and autonomies. different. The body of the most performance, called the EV6 GT , has also been reconditioned to support and offer superior dynamic sensations, with greater width, length and a slightly lower height.

The really interesting thing, this time, has been to be able to sit behind the wheel of the EV6. The urgency was to compare it with its distant cousin, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, but it also has as many rivals as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4 and Opel Mokka-e among others.

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