Kia just unveiled their all-electric EV6 crossover. Expected to launch in the US by early 2022, the high performance trim would be a later installment in the coming year.
There would be two battery configurations available : 77.4 kWh and a smaller 58 kWh.
With a single motor, rear-wheel drive setup, it is up to the buyer to choose between 77.4 kWh and 58 kWh battery packs. The former churns out a good 218 hp while the latter a 167 hp.
However there is also a more appealing and sportier all-wheel drive variant that could give you a solid 313 hp, with the two electric motors and a 77.4 kWh battery setup.
Then comes the ultimate GT variant of the EV-6 with an absorbing 576 hp. This one is also faster than Porsche Taycan 4S with a 0 to 100 kmph time of 3.5 seconds! Apparently the range game for the GT would most likely suck, compared to its normal RWD variants.
Anyhow, Kia quotes a range of 300 miles for every trim. But an educated guess would be that, this figure could fluctuate, with the worst outcome for the GT trim.
The EV-6 is compatible to both 400 Volt and 800 Volt charging capacity. It is estimated that with a 350 kWh fast charger, circa 70 miles of range could be attained within 5 mins and an 80% charge in just 18 mins.
The vehicle also comes with an integrated charging control unit that could act like a generator. This translates to the EV-6 being capable of charging another EV with an
110 Volt outlet power.
You could preorder an EV-6 from June 3rd. The pricing starts at an estimated 45,000 USD. In EU, this would translate to circa 44,990 Euros and in the UK a 41,000 pounds would be the starting price. Still a tad expensive for the common man I would say.
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