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The surrounding cars other than KIA/Hyundai look like American Spec models. Even the truck looks like what you'll see in American. I don't think this was filmed in Europe, Asia or ME.

 

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Looks like it. It has amber front reflectors and multi-reflector headlights even in the GT-Line model. (European models have the projector LED headlamps for adaptive high beams)
 

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Looks like it. It has amber front reflectors and multi-reflector headlights even in the GT-Line model. (European models have the projector LED headlamps for adaptive high beams)
I guess the projector LED headlamps are something we don't get? That's kind of lame.
 

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I guess the projector LED headlamps are something we don't get? That's kind of lame.
It would appear so. (at least based on the Chicago Auto Show prototype and the one shown in Ontario, Canada). We can always wish, as the official specifications haven't been published. I suspect the US will get multi-reflector LED because adaptive high beam isn't legal in the US so Kia might just use the simpler LED setup.
 

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It would appear so. (at least based on the Chicago Auto Show prototype and the one shown in Ontario, Canada). We can always wish, as the official specifications haven't been published. I suspect the US will get multi-reflector LED because adaptive high beam isn't legal in the US so Kia might just use the simpler LED setup.
But BMW offers their "laser lighting system" in the US.
 

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But BMW offers their "laser lighting system" in the US.
That's different. The laser headlights are an additional feature on top of the LED low beam and high beam. The laser lights supplement the high beams at higher speeds (60km/h I believe... 38mph?). They can project light as far down as 600-800m (about 2.5x better than current LED high beams).

Edit: I'll be looking for the IIHS report on the EV6's headlights

 

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These will probably end up for press events here. They can review, drive, give impressions and opinions, in preparation for the launch.
 

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My 2018 Kia Optima SX has projector Auto Adaptive High Beams...So why would Kia regress and go Multi-reflector (even though it appears to be the case with their reservation vehicle).
 

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Adaptive high beams or just auto high beams? Pretty sure it's just auto high beams as adaptive high beams aren't legal in the US yet. (and probably the reason why the EV6 will come with multi-reflectors instead to save costs).
 

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The up/down feature is "automatic headlight levelling" - the car adjusts the beam down as your vehicle load increases (mostly in the rear - either from passengers or cargo).

The left/right feature is called "adaptive front lighting system" or "swivelling headlight system". This feature turns the low beam headlights a certain number of degrees left/right according to speed and steering angle.

Both feature, unfortunately, have not been mentioned in any EV6 literature (which is odd). Auto-levelling was required with HIDs in Canada but for some reason, the law doesn't require it for LED headlights (mine doesn't have auto levelling).

Adaptive headlight is the LED matrix system that allows the high beams to shine while dimmed towards any oncoming or following vehicle to reduce glare.
 

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My 2018 Kia Optima SX has projector Auto Adaptive High Beams...So why would Kia regress and go Multi-reflector (even though it appears to be the case with their reservation vehicle).
The 2018 SX had Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) with automatic leveling and High Beam assist, while a version of the Adaptive headlight system, KIA didn't call it that.

Keep in mind the SX was the top level trim in the old days and now that trim seems to be called the GT trim. This means the fancy tech stuff will come on the GT, much like what they have done with the K5 and Stinger. The car in the video looks like one it will be one of those on static display at dealerships or one of the First Editions taht has yet to be setup. No local badging on it, just the KIA logo and the info on the infotainment screen is in Korean.
 

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Those aren't here. Only one spec coming for a while to the US. Plus, the dash was all in Korean still.
 

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Those aren't here. Only one spec coming for a while to the US. Plus, the dash was all in Korean still.
Remember when the Niro and Stinger were announced, there were some dealers that got cars for display only use. The Niro was a Korean spec version with the Lexicon stereo and so did the Stinger. As we know even though the speaker grill and screen said Harman Kardon, the actual amplifier in the trunk was labeled Lexicon. The Stinger that was on display had the turbo 4 however, the exterior and interior was loaded as what we got in the GT2. I was deleting old photos from my phone and noticed the photo of the Purple Stinger that was on dispay with the Stinger lettring on the trunk but nothing else to denote trim, engine or driveline configuration. I believe that is what those cars will be used for.

If anyone find one at your local dealer, post some photos.
 
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