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Looking at different photographs of the EV6 i noticed that the direction of the 5-spoke wheel changes. In some it goes "heel" first" and in others "toe" first. Is it different on different models, or just random?
 

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Is it always the same depending on which side of the car (i.e. right side swirls back and left side swirls forward)? That's pretty common for asymmetrical wheel design. In order for both sides to look the same (be mirror images) you would need a different wheel design for one side compared to the other. So it is cheaper to just make one wheel design and use it for all four wheels. This can be the case even on more expensive cars (e.g. Porsche's Sport Techno wheels).
 

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Is it always the same depending on which side of the car (i.e. right side swirls back and left side swirls forward)? That's pretty common for asymmetrical wheel design. In order for both sides to look the same (be mirror images) you would need a different wheel design for one side compared to the other. So it is cheaper to just make one wheel design and use it for all four wheels. This can be the case even on more expensive cars (e.g. Porsche's Sport Techno wheels).
Looking at a few photographs that does not seem to be the case. Does it depend on the model? Maybe it is just the GT version which rolls toe first?
 

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Left side is toe first and right side is heel first based on the "real world photos" thread. Kia EV6 Real World Photos

Also, I'm curious to know what the "real" wheel design is. It appears the 20" wheel design that we're seeing is an aerodynamic wheel cover.
 

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Not in this photograph...
Those appear to be the GT wheels, which is a different design. If you look at pictures of the other side of the GT the wheels go the other direction, so its the same deal. They just decided to make that wheel swirl the other way as the standard wheels.
 

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Those appear to be the GT wheels, which is a different design. If you look at pictures of the other side of the GT the wheels go the other direction, so its the same deal. They just decided to make that wheel swirl the other way as the standard wheels.
Yes I have checked further and you are right. Strange they have gone for asymmetric patterns.
 
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