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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,613 ✭✭✭zg3409


    JohnC. wrote: »
    Also of interest, they intend to install 2,400 charging stations in Europe. I wonder how many we may get.

    Kia is part of Ionity, this has been held up with European competition law but once that's decided owners should get discounted rates on Ionity and presumably they may partner with middlemen for ESB discounts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭JohnC.


    A bit of a preview of EV6 on the site now

    https://www.kia.com/ie/about-kia/upcoming-models/ev6/

    Not much, some glimpses in shadow and clips of front and rear lights lighting up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 476 ✭✭icom




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭JohnC.


    No rear wiper is...interesting. I wonder if that could be an issue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,550 ✭✭✭✭MJohnston


    JohnC. wrote: »
    No rear wiper is...interesting. I wonder if that could be an issue.

    It wasn't a problem for most cars with aerodynamically inclined rear windows, which this EV6 definitely seems to have.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,443 ✭✭✭eagerv


    icom wrote: »


    I think I prefer the looks to (I presume) her sister the Ioniq 5.
    Much less fussy IMO.


  • Registered Users Posts: 824 ✭✭✭Round Cable


    The rear of the EV6 resembles the Pontiac Aztek, I'd go for the Ioniq 5 before this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,466 ✭✭✭Oafley Jones


    JohnC. wrote: »
    No rear wiper is...interesting. I wonder if that could be an issue.

    I’d say the Koreans have a decent handle on all things rain related.

    Not a fan, ioniq 5 is much more appealing to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,711 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    I think the EV6 is much better looking than the Ioniq5 which is just staid and boring. I particularly love the rear lights and design on the EV6. I think the front could have looked better but overall it's a great looking car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 65,053 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    I really like the understated "classic hot hatch" look of the Ioniq 5, not easy to do that these days and still have a low coefficient of drag

    EV6 looks good too, future is looking bright for Kia / Hyundai, they were already making the best built cars in the world and their first few EVs were excellent, reliable and with an incredibly efficient drive train. If only they could produce these cars in significant quantities, something they haven't managed (or did not want to do) to date. VW most certainly will and any manufacturer who won't / don't, will get left behind.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,957 ✭✭✭Patser


    It looks fantastic to me, although I still think the Ioniq 5 looks a little nicer.

    I shudder to think what rear visibility is like in it though. The rear screen is tiny with big swooping pillars beside it. The pillars at least should have been darkened glass like in the i3


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,443 ✭✭✭eagerv


    I like the two of them, would prefer not so many trim bits etc on the Ioniq 5. My last ICE had loads of add on trim bits and was a bugger to wash. Just when you thought it was spotless, dirt used to run out from nowhere..:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 65,053 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    Patser wrote: »
    I shudder to think what rear visibility is like in it though.

    That's what I thought when I test drove the classic Ioniq. And the missus was really uncomfortable about it. Bought it anyway and we got used to it quickly. Rear visibility is "optional" anyway in terms of safety, vans don't have any


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,443 ✭✭✭eagerv


    Patser wrote: »
    It looks fantastic to me, although I still think the Ioniq 5 looks a little nicer.

    I shudder to think what rear visibility is like in it though. The rear screen is tiny with big swooping pillars beside it. The pillars at least should have been darkened glass like in the i3



    I think you get used to what ever vis you have. The previous three cars I have mainly driven all had a split rear window by spoiler. Never gave it a second thought (Even though journos always moaned )


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,550 ✭✭✭✭MJohnston


    unkel wrote: »
    That's what I thought when I test drove the classic Ioniq. And the missus was really uncomfortable about it. Bought it anyway and we got used to it quickly. Rear visibility is "optional" anyway in terms of safety, vans don't have any

    Optional in terms of the safety of the occupants of the car, I think you meant to say.


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