The 2021 Chicago Auto Show gave us a chance to check out Kia’s first foray from the ground up into the battery-electric vehicle market with the 2022 Kia EV6 all-electric crossover. While still very much preproduction, what we saw and already know indicates the EV6 should be a very strong effort from the South Korean manufacturer, though — in a familiar refrain for these auto-show takes — we’ll have to wait until we drive a production version to render a verdict.
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Roomy, Stylish Inside
Thanks to its all-electric platform, the EV6 has substantial front and rear legroom. Like the Nissan Ariya, the floor-mounted center console isn’t connected to the dashboard, granting the front cabin a spacious feeling. That console is longer than the Ariya’s, by the way, and it has more storage underneath, as well as some neat ambient lighting.