The 2022 Kia EV6 just came out of nowhere to spice up your Tuesday. Kia is previewing the EV6 with a set of peekaboo images and video, and notes that the aggressively styled hatchback will be the brand’s first-ever dedicated electric vehicle—i.e., an EV not based on an existing gas- or gasoline-electric hybrid model.
Currently, Kia sells the Niro, a jack-of-all-electrified-trades SUV that is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a battery-electric vehicle. Even though the platform was designed—like the Hyundai Ioniq—for electrification, we supposed the availability of gas-fed variants excludes the electric SUV from “dedicated EV” status. So, enter the EV6. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.