Fake Hump Makes the 2025 Kia EV6 Look "Special"

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Have you looked at the EV6 and thought it looked aged? Probably not, but Kia has, so they have started working on the electric crossover's mid-cycle refresh.
Set to replace the current iteration that debuted nearly three years ago, which made its way to North America as a 2022 model initially, the facelifted Kia EV6 was spied in the open in Europe with thick camouflage on its body. Nonetheless, despite the fake skin, we were still able to spot some key differences.

One of the most important visual updates revolves around the car's face. It has new headlights that appear to have a triangular shape and incorporate stacked LED DRLs. Our spy photographers believe they sit a bit lower than before, and we tend to agree. But until the camouflage starts coming off, we cannot be entirely certain of it.

What we can highlight is the new bumper with a large integrated sensor in the middle of the redesigned air intake. Both Kia and Hyundai are famously known for giving their prototypes fake humps, and the 2025 EV6 follows this recipe. As a result, it is impossible to tell what's new at the back. Logic tells us it has new taillights and a different bumper, and that's about all.

2025 Kia EV6
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We have yet to catch a glimpse of the interior, but reports coming from the brand's homeland of Korea state that the overall quality has been improved, making the crossover feel more premium. We'd also expect revised software for the wide displays and maybe a tweaked steering wheel and center console, as well as new trim and upholstery. But that's our two cents and should be taken accordingly.

Kia's current EV6 comes with a multitude of trim levels, and there's no reason to suspect they will simplify the lineup. It starts from $42,600 for the Light RWD, $45,950 for the Light Long Range RWD, and $49,850 for the Light Long Range AWD. The Wind and GT-Line can be had in RWD or AWD, and the top-of-the-line GT comes solely with all-wheel drive. It carries a $61,600 MSRP, boasts 576 horsepower (584 ps/430 kW), and takes a little over three seconds to hit sixty-two mph (97 kph).

Depending on the selected specification, the range varies from 232 miles (373 km) in the most affordable version to 310 miles (499 km) in the most frugal ones. Choosing the range-topping Kia EV6 GT means being able to travel 218 miles (351 km) under the EPA's standards.

Since the current Kia EV6 is already a 2024 model stateside, with the order books opening less than two months ago, we reckon the facelifted iteration will launch for the 2025 model year and should reach US showrooms in the second half of next year.
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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