See What Is New On Facelifted Kia EV6, Stylish Upgrade and Range Boost

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Kia has unveiled a significantly revamped version of its popular EV6 electric crossover in South Korea. This facelift brings not only a more eye-catching exterior but also an improved interior with new features and a larger battery pack for increased range.

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The most striking changes are evident at the front. Gone are the conventional headlights, replaced with a sharper and more modern design incorporating angular LED daytime running lights. These new lights draw inspiration from Kia's recent concept cars and production models like the EV3, EV4, EV9, and even the outgoing EV6 itself. The entire front fascia has been reworked, with a redesigned bumper and lower grille area adding to the car's overall style.

The rest of the exterior remains largely unchanged, although new black and silver alloy wheels in 19-inch and 20-inch sizes provide a fresh look. The signature single LED light bar stretching across the back retains its distinctive presence, ensuring the EV6 remains recognizable from behind.

Inside, the 2025 EV6 boasts a revised curved panoramic display that seamlessly integrates the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment system. This creates a more streamlined and modern driver's environment. Kia has also redesigned the two-spoke steering wheel, adding a touch of sportiness. A fingerprint reader now allows registered drivers to start the car without needing a key, a feature sure to be appreciated for its convenience. Compatibility with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has also been added, ensuring effortless smartphone connectivity.

Kia EV6 interior

Tech upgrades extend beyond just the infotainment system. The new EV6 now supports over-the-air updates for a wider range of functions, including major electronic control systems. This means the car can stay up-to-date with the latest software without requiring a visit to the dealership. Additionally, a digital rear-view mirror and an improved head-up display enhance the driving experience. Kia has even implemented an augmented reality navigation system similar to the one found in current Genesis models, which utilizes the front camera to overlay navigation graphics on the real-world view.

Kia EV6 EV

The most significant change might be hidden beneath the hood. The new EV6 benefits from the Hyundai Motor Group's latest 84 kWh battery pack, replacing the previous model's 77.4 kWh unit. This translates to a range increase for rear-wheel-drive models with 19-inch wheels, boasting an impressive 494 km (307 miles) in Korea compared to the outgoing model's 475 km (295 miles). Details on range figures for other markets are yet to be announced. The larger battery also supports faster charging with 350 kW DC fast charging, allowing the car to reach 10-80% capacity in just 18 minutes.

Performance remains strong, with standard rear-wheel-drive models producing 225 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Dual-motor versions pack even more punch with 320 horsepower and 605 Nm of torque. Kia has also made improvements to the car's ride comfort by modifying the frequency-selective dampers, while making the motors quieter and strengthening the body for enhanced safety.

2025 Kia EV6

The facelifted EV6 is slated for a Korean launch next month. Pricing starts at approximately $40,500 (based on current exchange rates) for the base Light variant, rising to $46,100 for the top-of-the-line GT-Line model. More details, including information about the North American version, are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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