The electric crossover appears to hide new headlights.
October 31, 2023 in 6:38 AM ET
Kia unveiled the EV6 less than three years ago, but it appears that work has already been done on improving this electric crossover. Despite its futuristic design, the custom electric vehicle is poised to undergo surgery to remain fresh in an increasingly challenging segment. Don’t let the massive camouflage fool you into thinking there will be major design changes as Kia is known for being fairly generous with camouflage even when hiding small tweaks.
A facelifted EV6 in an underground parking lot somewhere in South Korea appears to be hiding redesigned headlights. Kia’s recent electric vehicles have gotten a new light signature, so it would make sense for the zero-emissions crossover to adopt the updated visual identity to achieve a cohesive look across the range. Peeking past the mesh camouflage, these reshaped headlights appear to extend downward onto the bumper.
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It’s difficult to pinpoint any other details, but as a general rule, mid-cycle facelifts rarely result in changes to the car’s profile. Modifications are usually limited to new front and rear lights, along with minor modifications to the bumpers. However, the trio of Kia, Hyundai, and Genesis are known for coming up with drastic changes during the product’s lifecycle, so we’ll have to wait and see if that’s the case with the EV6.
Knowing how Kia works, the revised EV6 will initially be launched in its home market, perhaps in the second half of 2024. Europe, the US and other regions should get it by the end of next year or early 2025.
Since launching the EV6 two years ago, the Korean brand has bolstered its electric portfolio with the larger EV9 while recently unveiling a production-ready EV5 on the same E-GMP as the other two vehicles. Additionally, it also showcased concepts for the EV4 and EV3 as well as taking the Niro EV to the next generation.