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New Kia EV6 facelift revealed with a host of updates

The new EV6 has been revealed with EV9 derived looks, an upgraded battery and updated interior

A fresh new facelift has been rolled out for the Kia EV6, with its appearance inspired by the striking design of the Kia EV9. The updates are not limited to its exterior design; the EV6 also showcases a larger 84kWh battery pack, which is expected to provide an increased range. Additionally, the interior has been refreshed with an array of new technology.

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Drawing inspiration from Kia’s latest design language that was initially introduced with the EV9, the Kia EV6 has undergone a range of design changes. The front end has received the most enhancements, featuring Kia’s ultra-slim daytime running lights, named ‘Star Map’ lighting and a revised bumper. There are new alloy wheel designs in 19 and 20-inch sizes, while, at the rear, the light bar and bumper have seen adjustments.

Venturing into the interior of the Kia EV6, you will find an almost square-shaped steering wheel with a built-in sensor that can detect whether the driver’s hands are on the wheel. Kia’s latest software is on display within the 12.3-inch dual displays and the system now includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. 

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There is a new fingerprint scanner on the centre console that people can use to access profiles or even start the car, and the wireless charging pad has had a design boost to prevent mobiles from sliding off during driving. Safety improvements appear to have been a focus for Kia, with a new system featuring 10 airbags now installed while both front and rear dash-cams are built in.

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The Kia EV6 now has a larger 84kWh battery, up from the previous 77.4kWh unit, which is likely to increase the range from the previous model, though no WLTP range figures have been released. Kia does say that the 84kWh battery can achieve a charge from 10 to 80 per-cent in as little as 18 minutes on a rapid charger. The suspension has also been adjusted on the EV6, which Kia says should improve comfort levels, especially on rough roads. Additional insulation has been added around the rear electric motor to reduce cabin noise.

The single motor EV6 is capable of 226bhp and 350Nm of torque and the all-wheel drive, dual motor set-up will achieve a quoted 321bhp and 650Nm. The high powered Kia EV6 GT will probably also get an update this year that is expected to see it match the 641bhp and 740Nm outputs of its Hyundai Ioniq 5 N cousin.

While we don’t have the UK prices for the updated EV6 yet, we wouldn’t expect them to increase much past the previous EV6 which had a £45,275 starting price. 

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Hello, I'm George Armitage. I joined the DrivingElectric team in 2024 as a content editor and I also contribute to Auto Express. Formerly, I restored classic cars and worked in car sales. Starting with freelance writing, I progressed into automotive journalism, fuelling my passion for storytelling and connecting with audiences to explain the amazing world of EVs.

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