Kia Europe showcases PHEV Sportage, EV6 in IAA Mobility


As it positions itself a leader in zero-emissions transport, Kia Europe has debuted two electrified vehicles at IAA Mobility in Germany.  

What took center stage, and represented a global premiere, is the all-new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Sportage. Next to the compact SUV is the EV6, Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV), which made its European debut.

The Sportage PHEV gets its name from a 1.6-litre engine, a 66.9kW electric motor, and a 13.8kWh lithium-ion  battery pack. The PHEV also benefits from a battery management unit, whose job is to constantly monitor the state of the battery, and its current, voltage, isolation, and fault diagnosis. 



Kia Europe has yet to disclose the Sportage's electric range, but when the vehicle needs to be charged, its on-board charger (OBC) system will be put to use. 

Moving on to the EV6, it is Kia’s first EV to be available with two-wheel (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) options.

The 2WD EV6 with a 77.4kWH battery can travel up to an estimated 527 kilometers. As for the AWD EV6, with its 605Nm of torque, it can accelerate from zero-to-100kph in just 5.2 seconds.



All versions of EV6 have both 800V and 400V charging capabilities, without the need for additional components or adapters. The car is capable of a high-speed charge from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.

The EV6's architecture permits a flat floor design to create a capacious cabin, with front legroom space of 1,078 millimeters, and a generous 990mm for rear legroom. Adding to the EV6’s practicality and functionality is a family-friendly trunk space of up to 520 liters. 

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