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Kia Teases EV 6 Facelift: New Battery, Newer Looks

Kia has decided to give an overhaul to the EV6. We now have the first teaser images from the South Korean giant for the upcoming EV6. This will be a much-needed facelift as the current EV6 has been on sale for 3 years now, and the competition, like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Model Y, has caught on with it. New entrants like the BYD Seal and Volkswagen ID. 4 have also saturated the market. Here is all we saw in the teaser and more:

The Upgrades

The new generation of the Kia EV6 will likely follow the design philosophy of the Kia EVs sold globally by making subtle changes to its looks. The highlights look sleek, with C-shaped LEDs giving it an aggressive look. It will also have a more confident 'tiger-nose' front that Kias are famous for. A new front bumper will also give it a more 3D look. The back isn't as new as the front. It has new tail-lamp graphics, but the vertical elements have been omitted. We expect a new bumper design along with renewed alloys.

When entering the cabin, we expect to see an upgraded infotainment setup for all information needs, a new steering wheel for the driver, and a new colour of the upholstery for aesthetics. The ADAS feature list might also see a couple of additions. 

New Battery Inside

We expect Kia to equip the EV6 with the latest 84kWh battery that made its debut in the Ioniq 5 just some months ago. This battery pack will give the EV6 a better range. For reference, the current model came with a 77.4kWh battery. 

Price and Competition

When talking about Ex-showroom prices, the EV6 currently retails at a price ranging from 60.95 lakh to 65.96 Lakh. Kia might add a premium to this price with the new iteration. Its competition will remain the same in the form of the Mercedes Benz EQB, BMW i4 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

TopGear Magazine May 2024