Kia has revealed full pricing and specifications for the EV6 model line-up ahead of UK customer deliveries starting later this year.
As we reported, the EV6 will be based on the company’s dedicated new E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) technology, shared with Hyundai. The electric vehicle 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.
Pricing for the rear-wheel drive EV6 starts from £40,895. Sports-inspired EV6 GT-Line models start from £43,895 for rear-wheel drive versions, and £47,395 for all-wheel drive variants. GT-Line S models, with additional standard equipment, are priced from £48,395 (rear-wheel drive) and £51,895 (all-wheel drive).
The entry-level Kia EV6 is powered by a 168kW motor on the rear axle (226bhp). Meanwhile, the GT-Line models, which are expected to account for the highest proportion of EV6 sales in the UK, are available with a choice of drivetrains. The rear-wheel drive model will share the same rear motor as the base version. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive models will be producing a combined peak power output of 239kW (321bhp) from a dual-motor drivetrain.
The range-topping GT model, due in the second half of 2022, features a powerful all-wheel drive system. Its 430kW dual-motor drivetrain offers a combined total power output of 577bhp. Kia engineers currently finalising the development of the EV6 GT are targeting a 3.5-second 0-to-62mph sprint.
Every version of the five-seat electric crossover will feature the curved panoramic display, with twin 12.3-inch touchscreens across the dashboard. This provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as standard, as well as Kia’s ‘connected car’ UVO Connect system and a range of dedicated EV displays. A heat pump, designed to maximise driving range in sub-zero temperatures, is standard on the EV6 GT, and available as an option on GT-Line and GT-Line S models.
Pre-reservation customers will be invited to place their order during an exclusive ordering period from 4 to 17 May 2021, ahead of general orders commencing from 18 May.