It’s Monday, so you already know what which means! It’s time for an additional legacy automaker to unveil how they’re going to pivot to a world the place each automotive is powered by electrical energy. Yay!
This week, it’s the flip of South Korean wallet-friendly carmaker Kia.
Final week, Kia playfully teased us with some pictures of its upcoming electrical car, the creatively named EV6. Whereas the teaser photographs didn’t inform us a lot, Kia didn’t maintain us ready for lengthy because it revealed some new photographs this morning to present us a greater take a look at the automotive.
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Kia sees the EV6 as its first devoted EV, on condition that it’s constructed on the E-GMP platform, which is barely meant for electrical autos. In fact, it at present sells the Niro EV, however that’s constructed on a platform shared with gasoline variants.
Being constructed on the E-GMP platform implies that the EV6 ought to have quite a lot of similarities with the Ioniq 5, which seems like considered one of the best EVs to be introduced just lately.
In somewhat wanky-pr-arthouse type, Kia says the design of the EV6 is supported on 5 pillars: daring for nature, pleasure for purpose, energy to progress, know-how for all times, and rigidity for serenity.
I’m undecided what any of that truly means, nevertheless it’s helped Kia produce probably the most okay-est trying EV of the yr.
Like most Kia‘s, the EV6 seems simply high-quality. It’s inoffensive, from sure angles it seems kinda like nicer automobiles, and it’s unlikely to upset your grandmother. It’s type of like mushroom soup, completely good and healthful, however a bit samey when you have it daily.
However as with every Kia, the upsides will doubtless be its affordability, how a lot gear will come as commonplace, and the truth that nobody will hate you for purchasing one.
Kia is anticipated to inform us extra about EV6 at an internet occasion this month.
Do EVs excite your electrons? Do ebikes get your wheels spinning? Do self-driving automobiles get you all charged up?
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Printed March 15, 2021 — 10:37 UTC