2025 Kia EV6.
The illustration on top is obviously based on the many spy shots we’ve seen of the car. While I love the current design, I never really liked the front end which I thought didn’t really fit the rest of the car, especially the headlight design.
The new front end design seems to be a nice blend of the current car and the new Kia design language they now use on everything they make, with more vertical headlights. At least, they didn’t try to cram EV9 headlights in there like they’re doing with the 2024 Sorento and Carnival. It’s good to see they are still seeing the EV6 design as something special.
The Kia EV6 has been getting fantastic reviews from around the world since it came out. The pricing has changed a bit in the US for 2024. You can now get the larger 310-mile battery in the cheaper “Light” model for $ 46,000. The same model with the smaller, 232 miles battery starts at $42 600.
Lease payments for the base Kia EV6 are currently $399 a month with $5000 down for a base RWD model with the larger battery. A Tesla Model Y AWD with a 330-mile range will have a lease payment of $455 with a $4500 down payment. The cheaper RWD Model Y with a 260-mile range will have a lease payment of $399, just like the Kia EV6.
But the Tesla is a loaded vehicle while the EV is the base model. You don’t get a sunroof or a higher-end stereo, and more. Although Kia and Hyundai are really trying hard to have competitive leases against Tesla these days…