Competes with: Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Nissan Ariya, Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID.4
Looks like: A more angular, wagon-y Hyundai Ioniq 5; the teaser images we’ve already seen, pretty much
Powertrains: Single- (rear) or dual-motor (all-wheel) electric drive; standard 58.0-kilowatt-hour or long-range 77.4-kwh lithium-ion battery; up to almost 600 horsepower and almost 550 pounds-feet of torque
Hits dealerships: Early 2022
The latest Kia to make its global debut is the EV6 all-electric SUV. With available dual-motor electric all-wheel drive and a claimed 0-62-mph time as low as 3.5 seconds, it looks like Kia is making its first dedicated battery-electric vehicle a legitimate Tesla fighter.
The EV6 differentiates itself from the Hyundai Ioniq 5 all-electric SUV with which it shares its companies’ Electric-Global Modular Platform with more futuristic styling, a different interior layout and the more performance-oriented GT version, which produces the eye-watering power and acceleration numbers mentioned above.