Kia has released images of its first dedicated BEV, the EV6, ahead of its debut later this month. The car is a distinct product of the EV era: the OEM says the interior design has been liberated by Kia’s dedicated E-GMP platform, which offers more space than the company’s previous EVs, which were based on existing IC engine model architecture.
One of the most striking elements of the new interior is a seamless, curved, high-definition audiovisual and navigation (AVN) screen. Extending from the steering wheel across to the center of the car, it displays an instrument cluster in front of the driver, with infotainment and navigation above the center console. Kia claims the width of the screen creates an immersive experience for the driver, with a minimal number of physical buttons to offer an uncluttered and soothing driving experience.
Underneath the AVN screen, passengers control HVAC settings by using haptic ‘buttons’. Below this panel, the dashboard slopes away toward the front of the car, creating a sense of space and openness for the driver and front-seat passenger.