It was 2021 when Kia introduced the EV6 and the automaker’s first electric car landed in full force, becoming a popular option among buyers. To ensure things stay this way, Kia is currently working on a revamp. A prototype was recently spotted in a South Korean parking garage and this Kia EV6 facelift rendering is based on spy footage.
Sources in the industry claim that the upcoming Kia EV6 facelift will bring limited changes. Even so, the camouflage on the spied prototype—and therefore the rendering—shows the headlights of the revised model are getting thinner, while these will be found lower on the front bumper.
Expect similar changes to the taillights, along with revised front and rear bumpers. However, the general futuristic look of the EV6 will be maintained, as those seeking a retro approach can opt for its Hyundai Ioniq 5 sister model. Oh, and here’s a Ioniq 5 widebody kit!
The Kia EV6 facelift will offer over-the-air updates and on-demand features like the EV9 SUV
Following in the footsteps of the recently launched Kia EV9 flagship electric SUV, the refreshed EV6 will benefit from over-the-air updates, while also offering on-demand features. These range from ADAS features like the Highway Drive Pilot part-time Level 3 autonomous driving aid to aesthetic features such as Lighting Pattern, along with entertainment updates like games and videos.
Kia labeled this part of its business as offering “software-defined vehicles”, albeit without releasing the price for these on-demand features. And after BMW having reversed its decision to offer such options following public backlash, only time will tell if Kia can pull it off.
The global release schedule for the refreshed EV6
As with previous releases, Kia should introduce the EV6 facelift on the South Korean market first, in the summer of next year at the latest. This means markets like the US and Europe will receive the revamped EV6 within the next twelve months.
So American customers should get the EV6 facelift for the 2025 model year. As for the pricing, the EV6 range kicks off at $42,600 for the Light Long Range RWD, while the MSRP for the range-topping GT AWD (here it is drag racing a Ferrari) is $61,600. And we can use these prices as a reference for the facelifted models, which should add at least $1,000.
Now, with the EV6 being manufactured in South Korea, it doesn’t qualify for the federal tax credit. However, the company is offering its own bonuses for customers, even though the details for each model year can naturally vary.
The renderings of the Kia EV6 facelift come from NYMammoth, while we’ve also added the original spy video below, courtesy of Woopa TV on YouTube.