Facelift Kia EV6
Facelift Kia EV6

Kia EV6 facelift breaks cover | India launch expected next year

Kia EV6 gets fresh design tweaks, interior changes, and upgraded battery capacity.

South Korean auto major Kia has revealed the facelifted EV6 in the global market. The Kia EV6 was first launched in 2021, and this facelift has been a major upgrade to the outgoing model. The facelifted crossover SUV now gets fresh design tweaks, interior changes, and upgraded battery capacity with more range; and here's everything you need to know about  the facelifted Kia EV6.

Kia EV6 design 

The Kia EV6 gets a new front fascia with the redesigned front bumper and a sleeker grille; the headlight’s 'Star Map Signature Lighting' DRLs resemble Kia's flagship SUV, the EV9 – making it look smart and fresh. On the sides, a new design is used for the 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels. The overall stance and the silhouette of the car remain the same. The rear of the car also sees minor changes, including reprofiling of the tail lamps and the bumper. 

Kia EV6 interior and features 

On the inside, the Kia EV6 gets a significant change. It now houses two big 12.3-inch screens for the infotainment and instrumentation, forming a large curved panoramic display unit. The overall changes on the inside make it look more aligned with the futuristic appeal of the car. It now has the unique feature of a two-spoke steering wheel with a fingerprint reader that allows registered drivers to start the car without a key. Along with changes in the colour scheme, the EV6 also gets a dial-type shifter. 

In terms of features, it gets an augmented-reality-based navigation system, updated heads-up-display, and a digital rear view camera. It will also feature a Vehicle-2-Load function that allows it to use its own energy to power external devices or even charge other cars. On the safety front it gets Level-2 ADAS and 10 airbags as standard. 

Kia EV6 battery and performance 

The facelifted Kia EV6 gets a new battery, wherein the capacity is now bumped up to 84kWh from 77.4kWh. The range is also increased to a WLTP-claimed 494km in the ‘Light’ variant, and 434km in the sportier ‘GT Line’ variant. The new battery also supports 350kW DC fast charging, which is capable of charging 10 per cent to 80 per cent in 18 minutes. In terms of power and torque, the single motor version produces 222bhp of peak power and 350Nm of torque, which is delivered to the rear wheels. The AWD version gets a dual-motor setup, which produces 316bhp of power and 605Nm of torque. 

Kia EV6 launch timeline and expected price 

Kia EV6's sister car, the Ioniq 5, has been a decent hit in the Indian market ever since its launch. Kia's facelifted EV6 also seems to pack the potential to mark itself in the growing EV market. The expected timeline of the launch is the second-half of 2025 and the pricing to be around 65 lakh mark. 

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