South Korean Auto Manufacturer Kia has finally unveiled the EV6, its first dedicated electric car lineups that comes in three variants — EV6, EV6 GT-Line and the EV6 GT available in multiple configurations for sale starting from H2, 2021.
Kia EV6 Specifications:
Kia EV6 is bulit on the on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP platform) it comes with two battery options: 58 kWh or 77.4 kWh. The company notes that the 77.4 kWh battery pack is applied to both RWD and AWD version of the EV6, EV6 GT-Line and the EV6 GT that would be able to reach over 510 kilometers (316 miles) under the WLTP cycle.
While the standard range variant of the EV6 and EV6 GT-Line will come with the 58 kWh battery option only but the company did not informed about the range of the 58 kWh battery pack.
Kia EV6 lineups comes in with dual motor options:
Standard Range RWD EV6 offers peak output of 125 kW (168 hp) electric motor for the 58 kWh battery pack.
Standard Range AWD EV6 offers peak output of 173 kW electric motor for the 58 kWh battery pack that accelerates 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds.
Long Range RWD EV6 offers peak output of 168 kW electric motor for the 77.4 kWh battery pack that offers over 510 kilometers of range in a single charge.
Long Range AWD EV6 offers peak output of 239 kW electric motor for the 77.4 kWh battery pack that offers over 510 kilometres of range in a single charge and accelerates 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds.
Kia EV6 GT comes in with dual-motor all-wheel drive that offers a peak output of 430 kW using the 77.4 kWh battery pack generating a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph) and accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds.
It uses an 800V DC fast-charging that can be charged from 10 to 80 percent of charge in just 18 minutes using a 350 kW fast charger, the car offers a built-in 400V or 800V fast-charging capacity for compatibility with other fast-charging system.
Kia EV6 has a minimalistic interior similar to the Honda E and Hyundai Ioniq 5 with the 12-inch digital cluster integrated with the 12-inch infotainment touchscreen system.
It offers six regenerative braking levels (none, 1 to 3, ‘i-PEDAL’, or auto mode), it also offers over-the-air (OTA) software updates. The car offers a towing capacity of up to 1,600 kilograms (35% or over battery is needed) for the operation.
It also offers 20 to 52 litres (market dependent) of space in the front trunk of the car.
Kia has not unveiled the price of the vehicle yet.