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Found this today on Youtube:


Seems like more reviews will be coming out soon. It's not in English and I couldn't get the auto translate feature to work. He really didn't get much beyond 100kmh, but the road noise seems good. Looking forward to seeing more reviews of it on the road. A couple of Korean review channels indicate they will be doing EV6 reviews soon, so we should be finding out much more in the coming weeks.

Found another video, this one has translations available, seems they limit the top speed to 120mph and at 90 there is some noise. I would say that is pretty good.

 

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In German but not auto-translate available yet.

I notice this black GT-Line pre-production version swapped out the suede door inserts for the vegan leather inserts. I'd prefer the suede insert as the vegan leather insert just looks so plain.
 

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Seems like it has some kick at road speeds as well. Should be good fun. I’ll take one.
 

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Just wondering why there are reviews in Polish, French and German but so far no (video) reviews in English. Perhaps Fully Charged, Asian Petrolhead etc. are getting their reviews prepared as we speak?
 

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It seems that they all ( Polish, French and German reporters) are testing the very same car that is in Germany.
 

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If it is a European launch, they would be press from different countries invited to the event. Some people are quicker at getting their videos out, not sure if there is an embargo around when information can be published however, it could mean some places will get the car first so they can put out info before others. It could just mean that the rest are preparing their video to release.

Maybe KIA is choosing to release in Europe first as the market for EVs is bigger than in Korea and possible the preorders as well. I’m sure once the Korean’s have their release, we will have plenty of videos of the car on the road.
 

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Kumho supplies noise-cutting tires for ev6 exclusively...:unsure:

 

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Kumho supplies noise-cutting tires for ev6 exclusively...:unsure:
At least in Finland, it seems that only the 19" rims have either Nexen or Kumho tires. To my knowledge, that rim size applies only to baseline trim of EV6 and GT-Line (without any additional packages). GT-Line S (or GT-Line with additional features) include Continental's tires and GT includes Michelin tires. Of course one can then invest ~1 k€ more to get the tires that you really want.

Would love to see some noise tests with all different tire options. To my knowledge, all tests so far have been driven with GT-Line S AWD model with Continental tires. With that setup, the noise is managed at least sufficiently well (at least on those nice and smooth German highways...).
 

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Good to know! (y) I think there is something fishy going on with foam coated tires (weight?, how do they keep their balance? etc.). Just my thoughts. Personally, I'm a Michelin-fan.
 

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The foam inside tires for noise reduction has been in use for years. Tesla has used them on their vehicles, I hear they are also in the e tron tires as well. I’m sure other manufactures use them as well. With the weight and lack of an engine, tire manufactures are doing a rethink and redesign of their tires to support the EV changeover. Prices for them will be higher if you want lower noise but will get better as more choices become available.
 

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This is a very long review ( 52:54) in german. There is one camera taking video just above the driver's head. You can see all kinds of visual info during the test drive, HUD etc.

 
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