Kia Motors America is now previous. From Tuesday, the Korean carmaker rechristened itself as Kia The usa, just like it has carried out in some other markets just lately. The carmaker also showcased its new brand in the United States and offered a model new electric powered vehicle – the EV6 – for its US clients.
Kia EV6 electrical SUV was unveiled by the carmaker final month. It is the initial completely electric car from the Korean carmaker globally. The bookings for the EV6 will start up coming month in US. The EV6 is predicted to hit the roadways sometime early next yr.
Kia’s title-change in US does not appear as a shock. It is one thing the carmaker has by now done in the South Asian markets as well as India recently. It is component of the Korean car giant’s international manufacturer method that aims to emphasis on electrical mobility to lower carbon footprint.
Sean Yoon, president and CEO at Kia The us, mentioned, “This is an crucial and inspiring time in Kia’s historical past. On a worldwide scale, our model is sharpening its identification, and defining a sustainable, purposeful method within just present, new and to-be -produced automobile segments as well as much larger endeavours we are now all set to pursue. Today’s announcement signals that Kia in the US is thoroughly aligned with Kia Corporation’s global system and primed for continued results.”
The change is reflected on the EV6 electric SUV as well, which now wears the new brand name brand at the front, on steering wheels and other sections of the auto. In accordance to the carmaker, “The rising movement of the two diagonal strokes are accentuated by beveled finishes and reveals an sudden subtext, ‘Ki,’ or ‘to rise’. Narrow connections between the characters emphasise the electric power and electricity of motion, and the broad proportions of the 3 vertical pillars enhance security and offer a assured and balanced visual appeal.”
Apart from the new logo, the EV6 unveiled for the US industry is not a lot various from the variation showcased by the carmaker last thirty day period. The EV6 will be offered in four variants in US. The major variant has a claimed variety of a lot more than 480 kms on solitary cost. The four-wheel drive variant is the most highly effective with twin motors churning out 576 horsepower.
Kia claimed that the EV6 ‘marks a new and transformative period in Kia electrification’. The EV6 is the first motor vehicle formulated on the E-GMP system devoted completely to electric cars and trucks. The electric SUV supports 400v and 800v charging. Kia promises that, when hooked to a fast charger, the EV6 can replenish 112 kms of array in just 5 minutes and far more than 330 kms in about 18 minutes.