• The Korean version of the 2025 Kia EV6 received many improvements, which could be an early sign of changes coming to cars sold in the US.
  • The best thing about the changes is the better battery pack, which raises the size from 77.4 kWh to 84.0 kWh and should make the total range longer.
  • Kia’s stylish electric SUV gets new headlights and a few small changes inside.

Our team has had nothing but good things to say about the Kia EV6 since it came out in 2022, and a redesign is in the works for the 2025 model year. The company showed off the EV6 for Korea today. It has a bigger battery and a more modern look. This is the first time we’ve seen the whole car; earlier this month, we only saw a few sneak peeks.

The 2025 Kia EV6 Refresh was unveiled in Korea, giving us a sneak peek at what's to come in the US

More power and range from the batteries

Many of the changes are the same as those we saw on the Ioniq 5 in March. Like the Hyundai, the Kia’s new 84.0-kWh battery pack replaces the old 77.4-kWh one, which should extend the car’s range. Hyundai’s better battery pack will make the EV6’s range go from 303 miles for cars with rear-wheel drive to 325 miles.

Similar improvements are planned for the current EV6, which will increase the predicted range for cars with rear wheels from 310 miles to around 330 miles. An all-wheel-drive Wind with two motors that had already been tried on our highway fuel-economy route went 230 miles on a full charge while going 75 mph.

A makeover

The biggest change to the EV6 will be the bigger battery, but other changes will also be made. The new headlamp design is the most noticeable change to the way it looks. The new units have an LED moving light in the shape of an acute C that goes around the main lighting unit. The taillight still swings around the back of the car, but now, each end has a new triangle-shaped swing. The front and back bumpers have been changed to make the GT-Line model stand out from lower-end versions.

Inside, the new model has a “more sophisticated panoramic curved display,” but it’s not clear what the specific changes are. The navigation and digital gauge cluster screens are again hidden behind a single, curved piece of glass, just like the last model.

There is now fingerprint verification, a better wireless charging pad, a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that works wirelessly, and a revised steering wheel. Most of these changes will likely be made to the EV6 that is made for the US market when it comes out. The wait will not last more than a few months now that the new car has been shown in Korea.

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