One of the largest car manufacturers in South KoreaIn early 2021, Kia announced its focus on the production of electric vehicles, for which it even officially abandoned the word "Motors" in its name. Kia plans to bring seven new electric vehicle models to market by 2027. The first will be a crossover called Kia EV6, the full presentation of which is tentatively scheduled for March 15, 2021.
In confirmation of the seriousness of its intentions Kiahas published an official teaser for the new crossover Kia EV6, created on the basis of the E-GMP platform provided by the co-owner of the company, Hyundai Motor Group. Now Kia will not modernize existing platforms for the transition to electric motors, but will design electric vehicles on the originally oriented E-GMP platform, on which, together with Hyundai, it is planned to create (with EV6) up to 23 models.
Kia also unveiled a new layout fornames of electric vehicles for which the letter designation "EV" and the serial number of the model will be used. Used for the first electric crossover, the E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) platform is currently being used on the Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle. By examining the characteristics of this electric vehicle, you can get a rough idea of the future Kia EV6 electric crossover.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is being grazed today intwo modifications of the drive (rear and full) with two modifications of battery packs (58 kWh and 72.6 kWh). The top-of-the-line Hyundai Ioniq 5 all-wheel drive model with a Long Range battery (72.6 kWh) develops power up to 225 kW and generates a torque of 605 Nm, provided by two electric motors. The speed of 100 km / h is reached in 5.2 seconds and the top speed is 185 km / h.
Base model, rear wheel drive with batteryLong Range (72.6 kWh) received an electric motor with a capacity of 160 kW, a torque of 350 Nm. The acceleration time to 100 km / h is 7.4 seconds. When measuring the autonomous mileage according to the WLTP cycle for models with a Long Range battery, the distance was from 470 to 480 km.
Modification with battery pack Standard Range(58 kWh) for the all-wheel drive model provides a total power of 173 kW, 605 Nm of torque and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / s in 6.1 seconds. The rear-wheel drive Hyundai Ioniq 5 delivers 125 kW of total power, 350 Nm of torque and accelerates to 100 km / s in 8.5 seconds. The battery supports 350 kW high-speed charging, allowing you to recharge the battery from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes. At the same time, 5 minutes of recharging will provide 100 km of autonomous run.
More accurate specifications for the first production EV6 electric crossover from Kia will be known after the presentation of the car, which is likely to take place on March 15, 2021.