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May 19, 2024

Kia Reveals Updated EV6 With Refreshed Looks, More Range

Following refresh of its sister car, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, earlier this year, Kia has now unveiled the facelifted EV6, at least for the Korean market. The update brings aesthetic changes and a larger battery to the EV SUV.

At the front, the EV6 gets re-shaped headlights that happen to incorporate Kia’s “Star Map” lighting pattern—something shown on the EV9 and EV5. The C-shaped lights are now joined together by a black trip that visually brings back the “Tiger Nose” grille. The front bumper has also been changed as well as the side skirts. At the back, the same “Star Map” taillights can be found, while the rear bumper has been tweaked as well.

The sporty GT-Line, meanwhile, incorporates geometric shapes in the bumpers, plus an illuminated front center panel that joins the headlights. The 20-inch wheels also now have a more intricate pattern.

Changes to the interior are relatively minor and include a more upright curved display panel (still with twin 12.3-inch displays), a retextured dashboard, visible ambient lighting, and revised wireless charging pad. The steering wheel—with a flat top and bottom—is also new.

Further improving its infotainment functionalities, the EV6 has the next-gen connected car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) infotainment system that enables key vehicle functions to be updated over the air, along with advanced voice recognition, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, fingerprint authentication, and a new digital key.

Kia’s also added a walk-away auto lock, powered tilt/telescopic steering wheel adjustment, a larger heads-up display, a digital rearview mirror, and a built-in dash cam.

Changes to the E-GMP platformed EV include a larger battery. With 84 kWh (from 77.4 kWh), range is up to 494 kilometers for the long-range rear-wheel drive variant. The all-wheel drive variant, meanwhile, delivers up to 461 kilometers. Despite the increased energy density, the battery pack can still be charged from 10 to 80 percent in as little as 18 minutes using a 350-kW DC fast charger, thanks to the EV6’s 800-volt electrical architecture.

Road manners have been improved through the addition of retuned dampers, reduced motor noise and increased body rigidity (thanks to increased B-pillar thickness). Safety-wise, the EV6 is now offered with updated remote parking assist and lane keeping assist, as well as low-speed autonomous braking for parking. The addition of a front center airbag and rear side airbags also improve crash protection.


  1. Kia EV6 sells in the PH at P 3,788,000 while in the US, the 84KWh model starts at US$42,600 to $61,100 (P2,458,020- P3,525,470). Looks good new but the EV6 does not hold its value like almost all ELECTRIC cars. Prepare to LOSE as much as 33.3-percent in a year. According to this iSeeCars data of vehicle resale values after a year of ownership, the Kia EV6 loses as much as 33.3 percent of its original value. That's more than double the industry average of 12.8 percent depreciation. -Apr 22, 2024. Moreover, electric car sales in the US is on a steady decline because of so many factors, foremost of which are higher acquisition costs, range anxiety, long charging times and availability of charging stations and very low resale values.

  2. I hope KIA Ph will launch this locally ASAP with the same price.

  3. Waiting for EV3

  4. They should offer the long-range non-GT Line to get more customers to buy. EV manufacturers look stupid now that consumers are firmly saying no, unless they can match the ownership experience provided by ICE vehicles.


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