Kia India announced that the EV6, limited to 100 units are already booked
Kia India has priced the EV6 at Rs 59.95 lakh for the GT Line and Rs 64.95 lakh for the GT Line all-wheel-drive variant. The all-electric BEV is built on the Electric-Global Modular platform which is also shared by Hyundai's Ioniq 5. The EV6 bookings overshot 355 numbers while the company announced that only 100 units will be available as of now and which shall arrive through the CBU route. Deliveries will begin in early September across its 15 dealerships in 12 cities.
KIA introduced the plan strategy S in 2020 and will have 14 electric vehicles by the first quarter of 2027. The manufacturing facility at Anantapur will see changes and additions for producing EVs. The Korean car company also announced that it'll invest in local research and development and the India centric EV will arrive by 2025. The EV6 is the most sophisticated EV from Kia and will become a halo car for all their EVs to follow.
Speaking of its design, the EV6 has a muscular crossover stance. The front end carries the signature ‘Tiger Face’ and a unique front bumper. The silhouette looks sleek with the sloping C-pillar and gives a sporty feel with the aero spoiler. The rear features a single bar tail light which starts from the rear quarter panel and continues on the tailgate. It is offered in the ‘GT-Line’ trims which are available in both a rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel-drive option.
On the feature list, it gets a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment system, 14 speakers Meridian sound system, head-up display, sunroof, vehicle to load charging system enabling the car to be used as a power bank, six regenerative braking levels, and over 60 connected features.
Safety systems include eight airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-start Assist Control, Multi Collision Brake Assist, ABS, Brake Assistant System, Emergency Stop Signal, front and rear parking sensors, ISOFIX Child Anchor, and ADAS safety features.
Power and torque figures are 229PS/350Nm for the rear-wheel-drive and 325PS/605Nm for the all-wheel-drive variant. 100kmph from a standstill is achieved in 5.2 seconds. The EV6 packs a lithium-ion polymer battery pack onboard that is rated at 77.4kWh and claims a range of up to 528km on their single motor-powered variant. This EV architecture boasts 800V ultra-fast charging capabilities with a charging time of just 18 minutes with a 350kW DC fast charger. Customers can largely benefit from the eight-year/ 1,60,000km warranty period given to the battery
There are no direct rivals to the Kia EV6 at present. However, the Volvo with its due, the XC40 Recharge can lock horns with the Korean EV.