Carrying the sustainable theme to the materials as well, the EV6 uses recycled PET for large parts of the trim panels and even vegan leather for the cooled/heated seats. 64-colour ambient lighting, textured dashboard and a drive selector dial keep things appropriately futuristic on the inside. But of course, it’s under the floor of the car where all the electric details hide. To be made available in both the RWD and AWD variants in India, we only had the AWD GT-line variants for experience at the Buddh International Circuit where the EV6 media drive was planned.
But the tech assault of the EV6 doesn’t just stop there. It has ADAS features like front collision avoidance, lane follow and keep and smart cruise control to ensure no matter how distracted you are, you won’t get into an insurance claim easily. The surround view cam serves up a great resolution image which is well stitched together and you just don’t get it on the infotainment screen, but even on your Kia Connect phone app! So you know just how close cars are parked around your EV6 before using it as a getaway car. Do not try this at home.
Even the usual boring head-up display gets a dose of augmented reality with turn-by-turn navigation signs and traffic alerts and more. There are drive modes to choose from too, which can be easily accessed by a steering mounted button. Ergonomically, the EV6 feels sorted and there are no glaring omissions. Maybe, charging ports on both sides of the car (like on the Audi e-Tron) would have added to its practicality.