Kia began accepting bookings for the new EV6 on May 26, with only a limited number of units available in the very first batch. As said before, the first production is limited to only 100 units, with India receiving only the GT Line model. The EV6 GT Line, on the other hand, will not be limited to an all-wheel-drive model.
According to a leaked brochure, Kia’s electric vehicle will be offered with two powertrain options: rear-wheel drive (RWD) and the more powerful all-wheel drive (AWD). Both powertrain configurations will be paired with a 77.4kWh battery pack, with the RWD model reaching 528 km (WLTP) on a single charge. Because of its higher power consumption, the AWD has a shorter range of up to 425 km.
The EV6 also has a variety of technologies, with only a few key differences between the RWD and AWD models. Twin 12.3-inch screens for the digital instrument cluster and touchscreen are standard, as are powered and ventilated front seats, driver seat memory, dual-zone climate control, auto wipers, adaptive LED headlamps, and connected car technology, 64-color ambient lighting, and a sunroof. The AWD version will also include an augmented reality heads-up display, a powered tailgate, pop-out door handles, and a 14-speaker Meridian sound system.
8 airbags, ABS, ESC, multi-collision braking, and hill start assist will all be standard, as well Kia’s suite of ADAS features. Forward collision avoidance assist, lane keep assist, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control will be among the ADAS features.
The EV6 RWD is powered by a single permanent magnet synchronous motor that produces 226 bhp and 350 Nm. The AWD system employs a dual motor setup – one on each axle – to produce a total of 320 bhp and 605 Nm. The exterior colours of the Kia EV6 are expected to be Moonscape, Snow White, Runway Red, Aurora Black, and Yatch Blue. The EV6 will be imported as a CBU in India, with prices expected to be well above Rs 60 lakh.