The EV6 offers class-leading levels of safety and convenience thanks to its enhanced suite of driver assistance systems (ADAS). These help to reduce many of the inherent hazards and stresses of driving, protecting occupants and other road users on every journey.

Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) utilises radars around the car to help maintain a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead when driving on a motorway or dual carriageway. It also helps centre the vehicle in the lane, even through a curve. In case of an adjacent vehicle driving in close proximity, HDA 2 assists to adjust the EV6’s path, further reducing the risk of collision. Also, with the driver’s hands on the steering wheel and above a certain speed, a click of the indicator stalk is all that’s required to move the car into the corresponding lane. HDA 2 is fitted to ‘GT-Line S’ editions as standard.

Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) on ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ models helps drivers complete lane changes safely. It uses radar sensors to warn the driver of approaching vehicles, with the system activating the brakes if it detects a risk of a collision during lane change manoeuvres.

Lane Following Assist (LFA) features on all versions of the EV6 and helps centre the vehicle in the lane. When driving, LFA can be switched on and off with the push of a button.

Safely navigating junctions, particularly those with multiple lanes, can often be a stressful experience for many drivers. Kia’s Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system now includes Junction Crossing functionality on ‘GT-Line S’ models, providing greater preventative safety when navigating junctions. If the EV6’s turn signal is activated, the system warns the driver if there is a collision risk with an oncoming vehicle. Similarly, a warning is provided if there is a risk from vehicles approaching from the left or right when the driver is travelling straight across a junction. If either risk increases, the system warns the driver and can automatically apply the brakes to help avoid a collision.

Key to a vehicle’s safety is the ability to see and be seen. To provide the very best levels of illumination, the Kia EV6 features the new Intelligent Front Lighting System (IFLS) on ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ models. The technology enables each LED to light up or power down independently to deliver a precise, dynamic lighting experience. IFLS allows the driver to travel with a permanent high beam without any risk of dazzling oncoming traffic. A front-view camera featuring vehicle recognition technology automatically dims or brightens each individual LED, enhancing the driver’s forward vision while protecting oncoming traffic and other road users from glare in real time.

Safe Exit Assist (SEA) helps occupants avoid collisions with a rear side vehicle when exiting EV6. When the occupant opens the door to exit the vehicle after a stop, the system provides a warning if an approaching vehicle from the rear side is detected. SEA also helps keep the rear door closed with an electronic child lock. It is included as standard on ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ grades.

Parking and other low speed manoeuvres are made easier with a Surround View Monitor (SVM). Cameras display a 360-degree view around the car, with the display conveniently shown on the EV6’s infotainment screen. The feature is standard on ‘GT-Line S’ versions.

Reversing out of a tight space is also made safer thanks to Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) and featuring on ‘GT-Line’ models and above. This high-tech system detects oncoming vehicles approaching from either side when reversing. Should a potential collision be detected, the system will automatically brake the vehicle.

For those really tight parking spaces, drivers can call upon the EV6’s Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) system to take the hassle out of parking entirely. Available on ‘GT-Line S’ models, RSPA is a feature that enables the vehicle to park itself autonomously, whether or not the driver is in the vehicle. Using surround view cameras and ultrasonic sensors, the EV6 can highlight a parking space of a suitable size and automatically steer itself into the space, with automatic control of accelerator, brakes and gearshift. What’s more, RSPA can park the vehicle in both perpendicular and parallel parking bays. Drivers returning to their car to find that another vehicle has parked too close for them to get into their car can also use RSPA to ‘summon’ the EV6 out of the space autonomously to create space to open the doors.

For added convenience, the EV6 also features Kia’s Smart Power Tailgate on ‘GT-Line S’. With the EV6’s Smart Key in the driver’s pocket, the system recognises the key as the driver approaches the rear of the vehicle. It opens the tailgate automatically, allowing easy and convenient access to the boot – a boon for those whose hands are full.