Sightings of Refreshed Model Before 2021 Update
Not long ago, Kia brought forth the EV6, and now the electric crossover is briskly undergoing a face-lift. Recently spotted during examination in Europe, the mid-cycle revamp of the emblematic badge is projected to be proclaimed in 2022.
Despite the strong camouflage, the modified EV6 is still unable to obscure its altered headlights, which appear to go farther down the bumper than the existing model. With the remainder of the Kia lineup featuring dramatic lighting signatures, it isn’t unexpected that the headlight refresh will be happening up front. Kia has already announced that the flagship EV9 will influence the design of the refurbished EV6, particularly with respect to its running lights. Design changes on the fascia will undoubtedly take place as well but can’t really be ascertained from the test automobile.
The freshened up EV6 appears to lack substantial changes to the sides, aside from some redesigned wheels. Most of the bodywork seems to be shielded away, which could indicate that not much alteration will be seen on this side – something that is often the case with mid-cycle enhancements. However, the Hyundai Group has a reputation for introducing bold styling even for its refreshments, so one should not rule out any sort of major modifications in this respect.
Meanwhile, the back of the automobile is believed to be subject to fashion upgrades as well, though the producer has done an admirable job of keeping them undisclosed. The LED back-lamps can be seen through the grille, but are expected to look analogous to those sported in the old model. Much like up ahead, alterations to the guard are assumed to be available in the remodeled version.
Unfortunately, we were not able to discern the cabin in the spy video above. It wouldn’t be remarkable if Kia made few alterations, in accordance with their current models, like the EV3 and EV4 concepts, and the squared-off EV5 that has an exquisitely carried out dashboard design.
The next iteration of the Kia EV6 will depend upon the Hyundai Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) technology. Moreover, it most likely will sustain the 77.4-kilowatt-hour energy cell, guaranteeing a journey distance of approximately 310 miles according to the more restrictive EPA regulations.
Anticipating a 2021 launch, Kia is presumed to disclose the face-lifted version of the model by 2024 in South Korea. It is likely other areas, such as Europe and America, will receive the modified rendition afterwards in the new year.