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Kia Teases Its First Dedicated Electric Vehicle

Kia has revealed the first official images of the EV6 and its first dedicated battery electric vehicle. It's not the company's first EV, because it already has the e-Niro and the Soul EV in its all-electric portfolio. The EV6, however, is built on a platform that has been developed specifically for electric vehicles. The new platform Electric-Global Modular Platform or E-GMP will see Kia build next-generation electric cars under a new design philosophy that embodies Kia's shifting focus towards electrification.

The teaser images give us an idea of what to expect in terms of design. It is sleek and the coupe-like roofline integrates well into the rear spoiler. The silhouette also points out a slight ducktail too. The front end is sleek and modern and it looks like the EV6 has a short overhang. The headlights are slim and the LED pattern gives it a unique look. The front end is sleek and modern and it looks like the EV6 has a short overhang.

Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design Centre said, EV6 is the embodiment of both our brand purpose movement that inspires and our new design philosophy. It has been designed to inspire every journey by offering an instinctive and natural experience that improves the daily lives of our customers and provides user ownership that is simple, intuitive, and integrated.

As part of the company's brand transition, Kia's new dedicated battery electric vehicles will be named according to a new naming strategy. All of Kia's new dedicated BEVs will start with the prefix EV which makes it easy for consumers to understand which of Kia's products are fully electric. This is followed by a number that corresponds to the car's position in the line-up. The EV6 will make its world premiere during the first quarter of 2021.

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