Kia is readying a slew of electric vehicles to be sold globally and has announced a new naming strategy for them. Here's more.
New Kia EV6 will be the brand's first dedicated EV
Will be based on the Hyundai Ioniq5
More Kia EV models with similar naming in the pipe-line
Kia EV range: What's next?
The first of Kia's bespoke electric cars will see a world premiere in the coming weeks. The new model, was previewed in 2019 by the bold Imagine concept, will be called the EV6 in line with the brand's new simple nomenclature strategy.
Each bespoke electric Kia will adopt the EV prefix and a number that corresponds to its size. The chunky, performance-oriented crossover being unwrapped first will be called the EV6, reflecting its position towards the top of the brand's EV line-up. As part of the wide-reaching Plan S transformation strategy. The brand will shift its focus away from ICE cars to EVs, seven of which it will launch by 2027.
The EV6 will be the first Kia model to use the new E-GMP platform, which also underpins sister brand Hyundai's new Ioniq 5 crossover. Equipped with 800V charging functionality and lightweight batteries, the modular architecture offers a maximum range of more than 498km.
Kia India car and SUV line-up
Kia Motors in India currently sells the Seltos and the Sonet SUVs along with the previous-gen Carnival MPV. The Korean brand is also readying a mid-size MPV for India. Read more on that here.
New Kia logo to appear on Seltos, Sonet by mid-2021
Kia drops ‘Motors’ suffix and plans move to mobility solutions provider
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