Kia officials have announced the EV6, a crossover-type vehicle that is notable for being the brand’s first developed with the E-GMP architecture specifically for battery electric vehicles (BEV).
The firm’s new 100% electric SUV boasts a range of up to 528 km, 800 V fast charging and a variant, the EV6 GT, which is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 in 3.5 sec.
The EV6 is designed to make you travel many kilometers (without having to stop for too long)
The design of the Kia EV6 was already unveiled in March, and now comes the availability of a model that represents an important step for this manufacturer in the electric arena: its goal is to have its BEVs (100% electric), plug-in hybrids, and hybrids account for 40% of Kia’s total sales by 2030.
The core of this vehicle is the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), specifically designed for this transition to electric vehicles. This architecture is responsible for the range that can reach 528 km on the WLTP combined cycle.
The most powerful variant is the EV6 GT, which has two 420 kW (585 hp) dual motors and a 77.4 kWh battery. Maximum torque is 740 Nm and it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, in addition to being able to reach a speed of 260 km/h.
This family also has a variant with a standard range where the battery has a capacity of 58 kWh. The different versions combine configurations with two-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (AWD), the latter with a maximum torque of 605 Nm and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.
The EV6 also offers 800 V and 400 V charging capabilities without the need for additional components or adapters. In the first case, it can charge from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes, or recharge for example 100 km of autonomy in less than 4.5 minutes in the 2WD variant with a 77.4 kWh battery.
Lots of technology inside
With a wheelbase of 2,900 mm, the interior design is highlighted by a curved screen for the infotainment system. That system includes dual 12.3-inch screens, a customizable dashboard, and a head-up display (HUD) system with turn-by-turn indication projection.
Also notable among the equipment is the new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Another eye-catching component in the technology section is the highway driving assistant, now in its second version.
Other safety measures include the blind spot display systems and the blind spot collision avoidance assistant, something that can avoid risks when changing lanes.
There are also parking aids and even a Safe Exit Assist (SEA) system that allows KIA’s vehicle to automatically warn and lock the doors if a vehicle is detected approaching from the rear.
Versions of the Kia EV6 are varied and range from €46,450 for the base model RWD (with discounts can stay at €34,700) to €66,750 for the Kia EV6 GT AWD (Long Range) version, which with discounts can stay at €59,218.