The all-new Kia EV6 is now available for pre-reservations in the UK.
The company has announced that customers can secure an early ordering slot for the new battery electric vehicle (BEV) with a fully refundable £100 payment.
Pre-reservation customers will then be invited to place their order during an exclusive two-week period in May, ahead of general sale.
When pre-reservation customers opt to fulfil their order they will benefit from a tailored charging service, featuring one year’s free subscription to KiaCharge Plus, which we reported gives owners of the brand’s BEVs and PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) access to more than 13,900 charge points across the UK.
The baseline EV6 will start from £40,895, while sports-inspired EV6 GT-line models start from £43,895. Pricing for the high-performance GT model starts from £58,295. More detailed UK specifications will be announced from May 2021. UK deliveries of the new Kia EV6 will commence from October 2021, with the EV6 GT to follow in 2022.
As we reported, the EV6 brings long-range, zero-emissions power, 800V ultra-fast charging and distinctive styling to the crossover SUV market. The Kia will be able to go from 10 to 80% battery charge in just 18 minutes, while the GT version will accelerate from 0-to-100km/h in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 260km/h.
The EV is based on the brand’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) – developed in partnership with Hyundai. It will offer buyers a choice of multiple fully electric, zero-emission powertrain configurations, including a long-range (77.4kWh) battery pack capable of travelling over 510 kilometres (316 miles) on a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle.
The EV6 is the first of 11 new BEV models Kia is promising by 2026 – seven built on the E-GMP architecture, and four derivative EVs based on existing models. It forms the first part of Kia’s transition to the new era of electrification under the new brand slogan, ‘Movement that inspires’.