Kia EV6 Electric Crossover India Launch: Kia has introduced the all-new EV6 in India, priced at Rs 59.95 lakh ex-showroom. In India, the Kia EV6 will be limited to only 100 vehicles, but the company has already received 355 reservations. In addition, Kia has constructed 150kW chargers in 15 EV-specific showrooms across 12 Indian cities, with deliveries starting in September.
2022 Kia EV6 pricing
While being sold as a CBU in India, the EV6 will be available in two trims: GT-Line All-wheel-drive (AWD) and GT-Line (RWD). This, according to Kia, is the quickest way to get the EV6 into the country.
- Kia EV6 GT-Line has priced at Rs 59.95 lakh.
- All-wheel-drive Kia EV6 GT-Line – Rs 64.95 lakh
- Both are ex-showroom prices.
Kia EV6 design and styling
The new EV6 is based on Hyundai’s forthcoming Ioniq 5 EV’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The batteries are situated on the floor for a lower centre of gravity and improved handling.
The Kia EV6 has an aggressive appearance thanks to its low-slung posture. The EV6 features swept-back LED headlights separated by a thin grille. The actual air intake is located in the bottom section of the front bumper, and it directs air to the batteries to keep them cool. The EV6’s general design aims to be as aerodynamic as possible, with Kia managing to keep the drag coefficient at 0.28.
The EV6 has LED headlights and DRLs, flush-mounted door handles, 19-inch alloy wheels that are covered as much as possible to increase the car’s aerodynamics, and tail lamps that run the length of the car, among other aesthetic characteristics.
The Kia EV6 will be available in four different colour schemes in India: Aurora Black Pearl, Runway Red, Snow White Pearl, and Moonscape.
New Kia EV6 specifications, battery, and range
A 77.4kWh battery pack powers the Kia EV6 mechanically. The RWD version has 223 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, while the AWD version has 320.5 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque. Both models come with an automatic transmission. The base model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, while the top-spec variant does so in just 5.2 seconds. To accommodate various driving needs, the car has three drive modes: Eco, Normal, and Sport.
According to the company, the new Kia EV6 has a range of 528 kilometres and can sprint from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 5.2 seconds in AWD.
Charging possibilities for the Kia EV6 in 2022
With a 350 kW DC fast charger, the new EV6 can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes, whereas a 50 kW charger takes 73 minutes. The EV6 can be used as a charger to power external equipment such as camping gear, electric bicycles, and other gadgets once the battery has enough juice.
Interior and features of the Kia EV6
The EV6, like every Kia, is packed with technology and personal comforts. The two 12.3-inch curved displays are the first thing you see in the cabin. The infotainment system is one, while the instrument cluster is the other. A 14-speaker Meridian system with smartphone connectivity, a HUD unit, cooled seats with a rest feature, and a 520-litre cargo capacity round out Kia’s amenities.
The Kia EV6 has a length of 4,695mm, a width of 1,890mm, and a height of 1,550mm, with a wheelbase of 2,900mm. Last week, bookings for the all-electric EV6 began for a modest sum of Rs 3 lakh. To begin, the EV6 may be ordered through 15 dealerships in 12 cities across the country.
Features that ensure safety
8 airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control, forward-collision control, ISOFIX seat anchors, blind-spot warning, dynamic cruise control, lane change assist, front vehicle indication and leading vehicle departure alarm, and a 360-degree camera are among the safety features available on the Kia EV6.
Competition for the Kia EV6
In India, the newly-launched Kia EV6 has no direct competitors; nevertheless, the electric crossover’s price range pits it against the recently-launched BMW i4 electric car “as read and reported by www.carwale.com”.