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The updated Kia EV6 was presented in South Korea. It received an updated front design and a redesigned interior, as well as a new battery.

The most significant changes have been made to the front of the new EV6. Kia has ditched the previous model’s traditional headlights in favor of angular LED daytime running lights and headlights that look more similar to the EV3 and EV4 concepts, as well as the EV6 and EV9 production models.

In addition to the headlights, the front bumper and grille have changed. There is also a new wheel design available in sizes 19 and 20 inches. The signature LED strip in the rear has been preserved.

Several changes have also been made to the interior. Most important is the installation of an updated curved panoramic screen, which includes a digital instrument cluster and infotainment display. Kia also redesigned the two-spoke steering wheel and added a fingerprint scanner to allow registered drivers to start the EV without a key. Wireless technologies Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were also added.

The new Kia EV6 continues to support over-the-air updates, but while these were previously limited to navigation updates, the EV now also supports over-the-air updates for major electronic control systems. There’s also a digital rearview mirror and an upgraded head-up display.

The EV6 facelift gets a new 84 kWh battery from Hyundai Motor Group, replacing the 77.4 kWh battery of the old model. Kia says rear-wheel drive models with 19-inch wheels will have a range of 494 km, compared to 475 km for the previous EV6. The larger battery supports 350kW DC charging and can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.

Standard rear-wheel drive models produce 225 hp. (168 kW) and 350 Nm of torque, and twin-engine – 320 hp. (239 kW) and 605 Nm.

Sales of the updated EV6 in Korea begin next month. Prices will start at 55.4 million Korean won (approximately 3.6 million rubles).

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