Kia has launched the EV6 electric SUV in India, available in GT-Line (RWD) and GT-Line AWD variants, priced at INR 59,95,000 and INR 64,95,000 (ex-showroom), respectively. The electric SUV is being imported to India as a completely built-up (CBU) unit, which explains the pricing that can buy you a Mercedes GLC or a BMW X3 in the country. The recently launched BMW i4 isn’t priced too far either. But anyway, Kia India claims to have received 355 bookings already, and deliveries will commence in September 2022.
The EV6 made its global debut last March as the cousin of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Key features for the Indian market include LED headlights with adaptive beam, LED taillights, sequential turn signals, an electric sunroof, 19-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch driver display, a 12.3-inch central touchscreen, an AR head-up display (AWD), ventilated front seats, 10-way driver seat with memory, dual-zone climate control, tilt & telescopic steering wheel, a 14-speaker Meridian audio system (AWD), wireless smartphone charging pad, 64-color ambient lighting, Kia Connect connected car features, and more.
Passive safety and ADAS include 8 airbags, ABS, ESC, Hill-start Assist Control, Multi Collision Brake Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Blind-spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear-Cross Traffic Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Smart Cruise Control with stop & go, and a few more. Download the brochure here.
The RWD’s rear electric motor offers 168.5 kW (229 metric hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. A 77.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is claimed to offer a WLTP range of up to 528 km (328 mi). But of course, the real-world range may vary for Indian conditions. The AWD model gets two electric motors, one at each axle, offering a combined 239 kW (325 metric hp) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque. The battery pack is the same, but you can expect a lot less range here. If you can find a 350 kW DC fast charger, the battery pack can be recharged from 10%-80% in about 18 minutes.
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