Kia Europe showcases PHEV Sportage, EV6 in IAA Mobility

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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. 

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Kia-Sportage-PHEV

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.

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Kia-EV6

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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