Kia EV6 Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've been curious about some of the technicalities and specs of the car and it looks like our French counterparts have this available to them via the brochure attached.

I think pricing will be vastly different from region to region, but I found the specs and trims shared here interesting and easier to translate than Korean.

301

302
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
Two things I noticed about the US pre-production vehicle is that the rear indicators are red (using the thin brake light/taillight) rather than the amber hockey stick in other countries. I hope that isn't the case because the thin red taillight doesn't appear to be as noticeable (even if it passes DOT/Transport Canada's legal requirements).

Second, it looks like we'll get multi-reflector headlights rather than the dual stacked projector lights. I guess since we probably won't get the LED Matrix function and adaptive headlight, they might as well save cost and give us the more basic multi-reflector.

Edit: Actually one more thing. The North American spec Ioniq 5 Preferred with Ultimate Package only has a driver's relaxation seat, while other countries have it for both driver and front passenger. I wonder if Kia will do the same thing here (or even remove that option all together) to save cost? Again, I hope not, since that's a cool distinguishing feature (among other things like V2L).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Two things I noticed about the US pre-production vehicle is that the rear indicators are red (using the thin brake light/taillight) rather than the amber hockey stick in other countries. I hope that isn't the case because the thin red taillight doesn't appear to be as noticeable (even if it passes DOT/Transport Canada's legal requirements).
The indicators are actually the silver trim piece and are dedicated. Here is a good video showing this - so I'm guessing this will answer this question :)
327


Second, it looks like we'll get multi-reflector headlights rather than the dual stacked projector lights. I guess since we probably won't get the LED Matrix function and adaptive headlight, they might as well save cost and give us the more basic multi-reflector.
I also do hope we get the multi-reflector matrix-style lights, but I think it's too early to tell without seeing a spec sheet.
The GT Line - trim they've showcased in the Chicago Auto show (which by the looks of it is the NA spec thanks to the side reflectors) looks to be the projector lights. I suspect this is because they want to limit the cannibalization of sales for their Genesis product.

328
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
The indicators are actually the silver trim piece and are dedicated. Here is a good video showing this - so I'm guessing this will answer this question :) View attachment 327



I also do hope we get the multi-reflector matrix-style lights, but I think it's too early to tell without seeing a spec sheet.
The GT Line - trim they've showcased in the Chicago Auto show (which by the looks of it is the NA spec thanks to the side reflectors) looks to be the projector lights. I suspect this is because they want to limit the cannibalization of sales for their Genesis product.

View attachment 328
I know and it looks cool to have it hidden in that chrome (or dark chrome on GT-Line) in that screenshot you took.

The US B-roll video doesn't show that part illuminating :(.

Here's the front which looks the same as the European and Korean version.

331


Here's the rear where the lower area isn't illuminated but rather the taillight. The person isn't braking because the 3rd brake light near the rear spoiler isn't illuminated.

332


You can find the B-roll video in the Kia US media gallery



Given that we tend to follow US regulations for homologation, I suspect we won't get LED Matrix until the law is changed (NHTSA has proposed the change but it won't be ready by the EV6 launch. I believe the target is 2023).
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top