According to Kia, the cabin of its latest offering, the EV6, will feature a suite of advanced technologies. The company claims the interior technology has been designed to be intuitive for drivers, with easily accessible information alongside augmented reality (AR) systems to complement the driving experience.
Central to the driving experience are two curved 12.3in high-definition widescreens that sit ahead of the driver and provide access to key vehicle information. The first, a customizable cluster screen, sits directly in the driver’s view and displays information such as the vehicle’s speed, remaining all-electric range and state of charge. Next to it, a central display screen shows navigation, infotainment and menu systems.
Kia says that the EV6 also includes a range of convenience features such as keyless entry with touch-sensitive entry buttons, programmable driver profiles and relaxation seats. The OEM states that the touch-sensitive interfaces and the AR head-up display have been designed to promote human-machine interaction. For example, constant communication between the GPS, the onboard camera and the HUD system projects turn-by-turn directions to keep the driver focused on the road ahead at all times.
“We want our products to deliver an instinctive and natural experience that improves the daily lives of our customers. Our aim is to design the physical experience of our brand and to create original, inventive and exciting electric vehicles. The ideas of our designers and the purpose of the brand are becoming more connected than ever, with our customers at the center of what we do and influencing every decision that we make,” commented Jason Jeong, president at Kia Europe.
Due to its modular E-GMP platform, the EV6 features a flat cabin floor and therefore has a more spacious interior than its IC counterparts. Kia notes that added sound absorption materials in the floor, wheel arches, doors and trunk lid, alongside low-noise tires, reduce road and wind noise. An acoustic windshield and door glass also help to reduce interior noise, which Kia says gives the EV6 a sound rating equal to that of more premium models.