Two weeks ago, Kia showed us the first shots of the EV6, and now the company has revealed all the info we were waiting for, and they did not disappoint. The EV6 will be produced in South Korea. It will go on-sale in select global markets starting from the second half of 2021, with online reservations already starting in a select markets.
The new Kia EV6 brings long-range, zero-emissions power, 800V ultra-fast charging. ‘Nuff said! This is Kia’s first shot at an EV with their new platform. The 800V charging capability means EV6 can charge from 10 to 80 percent battery in just 18 minutes. The GT version, can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 260 km/h.
At the front, is Kia’s Tiger Face that features daytime running lights and a low air intake which makes it look high-tech. The side shows off its sleekness and aerodynamic styling. The way the design curves and bends, couple with the wing-type roof spoiler, means its all about keeping this zippy car down on the road.
One of the most striking elements is a seamless high-tech curved infotainment screen. The simple form language of the wide screen and dashboard give the interior an open feel.
Relaxation seats are slim, lightweight and contemporary, and clad in modern, visually interesting and robust fabrics created using recycled plastics – equivalent to 111 plastic water bottles.
Long-range, all-wheel drive and zero-emissions
The EV6 offers buyers a choice of multiple fully-electric, powertrain configurations, including long-range (77.4 kWh) and standard-range (58.0 kWh) high-voltage battery packs. EV6 GT-line is available with both long-range and standard-range battery packs, while EV6 GT features the long-range battery pack only. This is Kia’s first electric vehicle to be available with two-wheel (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) options.
The 2WD 77.4 kWh EV6 can travel over 510 kilometers on a single charge (WLTP). With a maximum 605 Nm torque available on the AWD version, the EV6 can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds. The 77.4 kWh battery pack is paired with a 168 kW electric motor powering the rear wheels, and for AWD models a 239 kW electric motor powers the front and rear wheels.
The 58.0 kWh EV6 can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, with a maximum 605 Nm torque available on the AWD version. The 58.0 kWh battery pack is paired with a 125 kW electric motor powering the rear wheels, and for AWD models a 173 kW electric motor powers the front and rear wheels.