Rafa Nadal, Kia’s World Ambassador, had the opportunity to discover the new KIA EV6 ‘in secret’ before traveling to Rome where he would win the ATP Tournament for the tenth time. The tennis player was one of the first people to meet this model live in Spain. It was a pre-series unit that Kia is moving throughout Europe to get the first impressions it awakens in the specialized press.
Nadal confessed to having a special interest in this model, which redefines the frontiers of electric mobility due to its technology, design, performance and space. Rafa believes in sustainable mobility and the Kia EV6 is ideal for his needs, because it offers much of what he asks of a car: comfort, space, visibility, equipment and technology… but with a discreet spirit and without sacrificing performance.
The first thing that caught his eye was the exterior design. The Kia EV6 is the first specifically electric vehicle launched under Kia’s new design philosophy: “Opposites United.” At the core of this philosophy is a new visual identity that evokes positive forces and natural energy, with contrasting combinations of sharp stylistic elements and sculptural forms.
It is a vehicle that is, by its proportions, halfway between an SUV, a sports car and a crossover. The large curved screen, the slim dashboard, the materials and the cleanliness of the design caught Nadal’s attention as much as the spaciousness of the interior, the great visibility and the comfort of the seats, aspects that he values highly in a car. Although the tennis player could not drive the new EV6, he was interested in the performance of the new model. First of all, he asked about its autonomy, of more than 510 kilometers on a single charge; and by how it recharges, with a charge of 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes and 100 km in less than 4.5 minutes, in a fast charger. The EV6 GT is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 s and reaching a maximum speed of
260 km / h.
At the end of the meeting, Rafa asked about the arrival date of the new model in Spain, because “I loved it and I want one”, in his own words.