On June 2, Kia India will debut the EV6, the brand’s first electric vehicle in the country. The manufacturer has begun taking bookings for a nominal fee of Rs 3 lakh. It will be available in 15 dealerships across the country in 12 cities.
The EV6 models have also been introduced by Kia India, and here’s what they have to offer in terms of range, stats, and amenities.
- In India, the Kia EV6 is only offered in the top-spec GT-line variant.
- It will be available in both RWD and AWD configurations.
- It wills a maximum range of 528 kilometers (WLTP).
The Kia EV6 that will be sold in India will have a single 77.4kWh battery pack. The EV6 will be available in rear-wheel-drive (RWD), single-motor, all-wheel-drive (AWD), and dual-motor configurations from Kia. The EV6 produces 229 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque in RWD form, and 325 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque in AWD form.
The EV6 in India, like its international version, will be available with two charging options: a 50kW charger that can charge from 10% to 80% in 73 minutes, and a quicker 350kW charger that can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes. Kia claims that it can travel 528 kilometers on a single charge (WLTP cycle).
Only the GT-line edition of the EV6 will be offered in India. It will have an augmented reality heads-up display, a 14-speaker Meridian sound system, two 12.3-inch screens, connected car technology, electronically adjustable front seats, and a sunroof.
The EV6 will be equipped with a number of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), including lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and front collision assist. The crossover will also be equipped with eight airbags, an electronic stability program, and hill-hold assist. The European NCAP gave the EV6 a full five-star safety rating.
The Kia EV6 is officially accepting reservations, only a week before its price is revealed. Due to worldwide supply constraints, Kia will only be bringing 100 EV6s to India this year. Due to the fact that it is a full import, pricing is projected to range between Rs 60 lakh and Rs 70 lakh ex-showroom. The EV6 will compete with the anticipated Volvo XC40 Recharge when it is released. Hyundai’s sister brand, Hyundai, is planning to sell its flagship EV, the Ioniq 5, in India later this year, although it will be locally produced and priced lower than the EV6.