KIA has debuted not one, but two highly advanced electric cars at the International Motor Show (IAA Mobility) in Munich, Germany.
This further strengthens the brand’s position as a pioneer in sustainable zero-emissions transport.
Taking centre stage is the all-new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Sportage reinventing the SUV as a highly efficient, dynamic, and practical everyday car that is capable on and off-road.
Sitting next to the new Sportage PHEV at IAA Mobility, the EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV).
The PHEV Sportage features Kia’s 1.6-litre T-GDI engine, a 66.9kW permanent magnet traction electric motor, and a 13.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.
The powertrain combination delivers a total system power output of 195kW, with 135kW originating from the IC engine.
It also benefits from Kia’s latest high-efficiency and high-performance Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) module and Hybrid Power Control Unit (HPCU).
The packaging for the Sportage PHEV model has been carefully arranged to avoid impact on passenger and luggage space.
As a result, the high-voltage battery is placed centrally between the two axles under the body of the SUV, ensuring a balanced weight distribution and an interior space that is practical, comfortable, and versatile.
Kia’s first dedicated BEV is built on versatile E-GMP architecture.
This pioneering crossover is the first dedicated BEV launched under the new Kia design philosophy and the first car built on Kia’s new Electric Global Modular Platform.
The EV6 is powered exclusively by electric energy and offers a choice of multiple long range, zero-emissions powertrain configurations.
It is Kia’s first electric car to be available with two-wheel (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) options.
The 2WD 77.4kWh EV6 can travel up to 528km on a single charge. With a maximum 605Nm torque available on the AWD version, the EV6 can accelerate from 0-to-100km/h in just 5.2 seconds.