MARBELLA, Spain -- So far, Kia has been a fast follower in electrification, but the brand says the new EV6 midsize crossover has the features to turn it into a game changer, starting with an 800-volt electric architecture that enables ultra-fast charging.
The EV6, which is now available in most European markets, is underpinned by Kia parent Hyundai Group's E-GMP battery electric platform, the same as the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq 5 sibling model. The platform's long wheelbase relative to its length allows for a roomier interior, Kia says.
Kia's largest SUV, the midsize Sorento, is 4810 mm long with a wheelbase of 2815 mm. But the smaller EV6, at 4680 mm long, has a 2900 mm wheelbase. That is 100 mm shorter than the Ioniq 5.