So Hyundai goes, so does Kia. That’s the case with the brand’s first dedicated electric vehicle — using a platform unrelated to any internal-combustion models in the lineup — that is expected to go on sale as a 2022 model. The midsize EV6 wagon will use the same platform and electrical system (battery and motor) as the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5. Both front- and all-wheel-drive EV6 models will be offered; the AWD’s two motors produce 302 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. Range is expected to top 300 miles.

The Kia EV6 uses the same EV platform and powertrain as the Hyundai Ioniq 5. PHOTO: KIA

Kia readies a new EV: