Among the various legacy car makers, there are completely no producers whose stock has risen as sharply, amid the transition to EV, as Korean sister companies Kia and Hyundai.
[This is part of an ongoing collaboration between Electrek and Fully Charged.]
For the longest time, every had been acknowledged for his or her simple, cheap, clever, and if we’re being honest, largely drab financial system autos. Then, by bravely embracing the EV revolution prolonged sooner than most of their rivals, they strong a model new reputation as a result of the champions of long-range and relatively cheap (nevertheless nonetheless barely drab) electrical autos — particularly, the e-Niro, Soul, Ioniq, and Kona. And now comes the big step: reinventing their image and turning themselves into fascinating producers — producers you buy into because you truly WANT one, not merely as a result of entice of an prolonged assure and loads of cup holders.
Hyundai has already achieved this feat emphatically with the nice and much-loved Ioniq 5. It’s a car with further attraction than merely about every Hyundai ever made sooner than it, and now comes Kia’s response. And I obtained’t waste your time: It’s fully good.
Every half we admire about Kias of outdated stays with the new EV6: The pricing is aggressive, the same old instruments is ample, the differ, whereas perhaps not segment-leading, is larger than enough for any use case, and the car is affected by small, thoughtful touches designed to make your life barely less complicated. However on prime of that, and in distinction to the nice e-Niro, it seems implausible, it’s pleasurable to drive, and the within is gorgeous. It’s comparable further to high-end e-SUVs similar to the I-Tempo and EQC than the ID.4s and Mustang Mach-Es that it’s nearer to in worth.
Kia says that 10 years from now, we’ll look once more on the EV6 as a result of the car that reworked the mannequin. And having spent a day with one, I wholeheartedly agree.
Try the video beneath for my full overview of the model new Kia EV6:
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