Kia Teases the Refreshed 2025 EV6

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

The Kia EV6 had made waves with its styling and the performance GT model, and it appears the crossover is poised for an update. Yesterday, Kia teased a revised EV6 with a new headlight design and slightly massaged tail lights, and we expect more substantive changes with longer range estimates and interior updates.

InsideEVs spotted the teaser photos, pointing out that the EV6’s new headlight design more closely aligns with the larger EV9. It retains Kia’s signature “tiger nose” grille, and the tail lights now have a small triangular shape at each end.

While we don’t know what Kia has planned for the EV’s propulsion options, a larger battery pack is likely. The GT variant may also pick up some of the performance goodies seen in the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, including simulated gear changes and other updates. However, this is all speculation at the moment.

Expect evolutionary changes inside, where Kia may give the EV6 a slightly revised dash design, updated seats, and new colors or accent choices. That said, the crossover is already one of the more compelling options on the market, even without federal tax credit eligibility.

Kia and Hyundai’s push into electrification has been more aggressive than some, with both rolling out new models with better tech, more attractive styling, and truly impressive performance. The EV6 sold almost 19,000 units in 2023, up from just over 18,000 the year before. Though the automaker may need to boost hybrid sales due to finicky American EV buyers, the vehicle appears to be on track for more growth in 2024.

[Image: Kia]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • MKizzy MKizzy on May 03, 2024

    Gently used EV6's under $30K aren't hard to find and have the range and style to almost intrigue me into taking the EV plunge. However, I'll wait for a mid-sized non-luxury EV sedan or wagon which is not a tablet housing a car (Model 3) or sacrifices too much usable space for the sake of style (Ioniq 6) before I go electric. I'm not holding my breath.

  • Probert Probert on May 04, 2024

    They already have hybrids, but these won't ever be them as they are built on the modular E-GMP skateboard.

  • Tane94 Tane94 on May 07, 2024

    Awaiting the EV3 unveil this month. Kia continues to lead, though I will miss the Soul

  • Milton Milton on Jun 13, 2024

    Rented one for about a month. Very solid EV. Not as fun as my Polestar, but for a go to family car, solid. Practical EV ownership is only made possible with a home charger.