Full full pricing for the brand new Kia EV6 electrical automotive has been launched, together with a breakdown of the trim ranges. Costs for the Korean model’s new EV begin from £40,895, with first deliveries anticipated to reach in October.
For now, the Kia EV6 line-up options three trim-levels and two drivetrains. Each UK mannequin additionally comes as customary with the corporate’s long-range 77.4kWh battery, somewhat than the entry-level 58kWh unit supplied in different markets.
The entry-level Kia EV6 includes a 226bhp electrical motor mounted on the rear axle. Normal gear consists of 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear parking sensors and rain-sensing wipers.
Inside, consumers get heated entrance seats trimmed in black vegan ‘leather-based’, a heated steering wheel, an ambient lighting system, computerized air-conditioning and two 12.3-inch screens – one for the digital devices and one to deal with the automotive’s infotainment features.
The sportier EV6 GT-Line may be specified with both the 226bhp rear-wheel drive (£43,895) or a dual-motor, four-wheel drive 321bhp powertrain (£47,395). The latter set-up generates 605Nm of torque and can speed up from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds.
Normal gear for the GT-Line mannequin features a extra aggressive physique package, black 19-inch alloy wheels, rear privateness glass, entrance parking sensors and dual-LED headlamps with adaptive high-beam. Consumers additionally get a helpful ‘vehicle-to-load operate’, which permits them to make use of the EV6’s battery to energy exterior home equipment rated as much as 3.6kW.
The EV6 GT-Line additionally will get a couple of inside tweaks, comparable to aluminium pedals, a wi-fi smartphone charging pad, black suede upholstery and Kia’s “Premium Rest Seats,” which routinely tilt again when the automobile is charging to provide the driving force likelihood to catch a “NASA nap” between driving stints.
The most costly model of the EV6 is the GT-Line S. It comes with the identical exterior styling pack and can also be obtainable with both the rear-wheel drive motor (£48,395) or four-wheel drive electrical powertrain, though it comes with extra customary gear.
Consumers get 20-inch alloy wheels, a power-operated tailgate, distant good parking help and a panoramic sunroof, which each tilts and slides. Kia’s Freeway Driving Help 2 system can also be included, which permits the EV6 to imagine management of its steering, brakes and throttle when on the motorway.
Inside, there’s a pair of heated and ventilated entrance seats, heated rear seats, a 14-speaker Meridian audio system and an augmented actuality head-up show system, which tasks data on the automotive’s velocity, navigation and help know-how onto the windscreen.
Because of the brand new E-GMP underpinnings, which options the most recent 800-volt electrical structure, the EV6 can cost from 10 to 80 per cent in simply 18 minutes utilizing a 220kW DC speedy charger. Kia additionally says the 77.4kWh battery affords as much as 316 miles of vary.
To assist increase vary the EV6 options six totally different regenerative braking settings. This consists of fully off, modes 1 to three, ‘i-Pedal’ – which permits most power harvesting and brings the automotive to a cease with out touching the brakes, permitting one-pedal driving – and an auto setting.
New 2022 Kia EV6 GT: worth and specs
We’re nonetheless ready on the flagship, Porsche Taycan-baiting EV6 GT. Kia says it’ll go on sale in 2022, priced from £58,295, with deliveries anticipated throughout the second half of the 12 months.
It’ll be powered by two electrical motors with a mixed output of 577bhp. Kia says the system drops the crossover’s 0-62mph time to a sports activities car-rivalling 3.5 seconds, whereas rising its high velocity to 162mph. Nevertheless, the additional efficiency means claimed vary falls to 251 miles.
Normal gear for the GT consists of 21-inch alloy wheels, totally different exterior styling, electronically managed suspension and an digital limited-slip differential, and a drive-mode controller.
Consistent with the automotive’s efficiency temporary, the GT-Line S automotive’s heavy panoramic sunroof can also be eliminated, whereas the usual automotive’s sports activities seats are swapped for contemporary bucket seats, trimmed in black suede with neon inexperienced piping.
Albert Biermann, President and Head of Analysis and Growth for Hyundai, outlined the Kia EV6 GT’s temporary, saying: “The GT model of EV6 demonstrates our technological management by way of its mixture of excellent high-speed charging and acceleration efficiency like an excellent sports activities automotive. With our devoted EV platform, there is no such thing as a want for compromise between inspiring spaciousness and efficiency.”
New 2021 Kia EV6: design and practicality
The Kia EV6’s wheelbase is 2,900mm lengthy regardless of the EV6’s comparatively compact dimensions, pushing the wheels near the mannequin’s extremities to maximise house inside. The strategy to effectivity continues contained in the cabin, because the slim, light-weight seats are trimmed in cloth produced from recycled plastics, equal to 111 water bottles.
Boot house stands at 520 litres, rising to 1,300 litres with the rear seats folded down. There are additionally an extra 52 litres of cupboard space on the entrance in rear-drive fashions, dropping to twenty litres in AWD automobiles. It ought to be sufficient to retailer the automotive’s charging cables.
Kia claims that with greater than 35 % cost left within the battery, the EV6 also can tow masses weighing as much as 1,600kg, which is robust for an electrical automotive.
On high of this, the EV6 includes a warmth pump that scavenges waste warmth from the automotive’s coolant system; it signifies that even in temperatures as little as -7C the automotive can obtain 80 per cent of its claimed vary doable at 25C ambient temperature.
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