Kia will launch its first electric car, the EV6 crossover, off the coast of India. You can book it from May 26, which means it will go on sale in June.
Let’s say it’s EV, let’s start with all the juicy bits under the skin. The Kia EV6 is one of the seven fully electric vehicles based on Hyundai Group’s new Dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).
Kia India has not yet announced which trim is India-spec, but we know that the models sold abroad will include two battery packs, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options.
Here’s a detailed overview of all the options for the EV6:
Performance enthusiasts can choose the EV6 GT, which runs on a 585PS dual-electric powertrain and can accelerate from 0-100kmph to 260kmph 3.5 seconds in the guise of AWD.
In terms of range, the long-range AWD trim is capable of 510km claimed by WLTP on a single charge.
To make it even better, it has an 800V charging setup that allows it to charge up to 350kW faster.
It charges 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. Vehicle Load (V2L) is another clean strategy, where you can charge other electronic devices and an EV.
The Kia EV6 is definitely part of a sporty crossover with a clean overall silhouette, Kia ‘Digital Tiger Nose Grille’, triangular LED headlights with DRL, attached tail lamps and sloping roof.
Although the cabin is minimal, it is equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system, 12-inch dual screen for digital driver display, a panoramic panel for climate control, ambient lighting, heated / ventilated front seats and all bells and whistles. – Friendly seats wrapped in recycled plastic.
It includes Level 3 Autonomous Driver Assist such as Safe Exit Assist, Lane Following Assist, Highway Driving Assist and Remote Smart Parking Assist.
While it is good news that Kia EV6 is coming to India, it will be limited to 100 units in the country.
It will be imported CBU for Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom). It should be an alternative to the Volvo XC40 recharge and face future competitors in India in the form of Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Tesla Model Y.