Not to be outdone by the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia launched its all-electric EV6 just a few months later and while the two EVs share a platform and have many of the same features, they are quite different.
We’ve seen a number of EV6 reviews over recent weeks but this review from Autogefühl is particularly insightful and more comprehensive than most others. If you’re in the market for an EV and are intrigued by the EV6, it is well worth watching the review in its entirety.
European customers have a host of different powertrains to choose from with the EV6. The example featured in this review is the GT-Line model with the larger 77.4 kWh battery pack, although customers can also order the EV with a small 58 kWh battery. This EV6 GT-Line also has a single rear-mounted electric motor.
The exterior of the Kia EV6 is very dramatic and whereas the Ioniq 5 has a retro-inspired design, the EV6 looks much more futuristic. It is also slightly more aerodynamically efficient than the Hyundai, which could be important for those looking to eke out as much range as possible.
The interior of the EV6 is also very different from the Hyundai and is slightly more traditional, although that is no bad thing. Among the key cabin features include a two-spoke steering wheel, a large digital instrument cluster, and an adjoining infotainment screen.
While driving the car on the street, the reviewer notes that the EV6 feels very similar to the Ioniq 5 but points out that if he had to choose between the two, he would opt for the Kia.