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Kia EV6: interior, dashboard & infotainment

The Kia EV6 has a good, if not awe-inspiring interior, with solid build quality and decent tech

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Interior, dashboard & comfort rating

4.0 out of 5

The EV6's interior might not be quite as striking as its exterior, but what we will say is that it’s still suitably modern and, as is the case with many current Kias, quality is top-notch, with ease of use having been baked into every element.

Kia EV6 dashboard

A pair of curved 12.3-inch display screens dominate the EV6's dashboard: one is a clear and crisp digital instrument panel and the other a slick and easy-to-use widescreen infotainment system. There's none of the freezing and hesitation that can plague some other brand's systems here, and you also get a useful ledge on which to rest your hand while operating it on the move.

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Lower down, a touch-sensitive panel is used to control both the heating and ventilation system, as well as the audio system – you just have to flick between the two. Of course, a set of knobs and dials will ultimately be more convenient when you’re on the move, but we at least think this option is a solid compromise between slick-looking screens and ergonomic buttons.

Quality is excellent, too, with only a few hard or scratchy surfaces to be found if you really go looking. The vast majority of the chrome, fabric and lacquer used feels entirely in keeping with the model's premium price. That is, all apart from the gloss black plastic on the centre console which is a magnet for dust, fingerprints and scratches.

Equipment, options & accessories

There are four Kia EV6 trim levels: entry-level Air is the 'price leader' and only available with the rear-drive, single-motor drivetrain. It doesn't feel excessively basic, with LED headlights, dual curved screens with built-in sat-nav, vegan leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and a reversing camera all coming as standard.

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Next up is the ‘Horizon’ model, which is our pick of the range. Only costing around £600 more than the base EV6 Air, this is also only available in rear-drive form. The real appeal is that it brings adaptive LED headlights, an electric memory driver’s seat, heated rear seats, a wireless phone charging pad, front parking sensors, blind spot monitoring and a powered bootlid. The only drawback is that you’re limited to one of three rather dark colour options. We’ll let you decide whether that’s a dealbreaker or not. 

Then there’s the GT-Line and GT-Line S, both of which are available with either the single-motor, rear-drive or dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup. GT-Line gets 19-inch alloy wheels, dual LED headlights, rear privacy glass, suede upholstery, a wireless phone charger and front parking sensors. Stepping up to GT-Line commands a premium of around £3,000 at the time of writing.

For an additional £4,500 on top, GT-Line S boasts a premium Meridian audio system, an augmented reality head-up display, a 360-degree camera, ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights and 20-inch alloys. There's also a high-performance version called the EV6 GT which produces 577bhp from its dual-motor setup and is capable of a 0-62mph in a staggering 3.5 seconds. 

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

There's a stylish curved infotainment display giving you access to most of the car's functions, comprising twin 12.3-inch screens with sharp graphics and responsive, logically designed menus. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are standard, too, if you want to bypass Kia's infotainment system. The switchable panel for the climate controls/audio is also pretty handy, once you get used to it.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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