Kia has this morning (Tuesday 30 th March 2021) confirmed the specifications for the new Kia EV6, the brands first dedicated electric car on the all-new E-GMP platform which is capable of reaching a range of 316 miles on a single charge.
The EV6 is going to be launching with a choice of two batteries, with 2WD & 4WD available. The standard range model coming is the 58kWh model which will use a 168bhp rear-mounted electric motor in 2WD form.
An AWD variant of the EV6, with a total of 232bhp, is on offer, but the next battery up from the 58kWh is the 77.4kWh rear-wheel-drive model – which is the currently tested 316-mile range variant.
The RWD car is powered by a 225bhp motor, while the 4WD car in conjunction with the bigger battery offers a total of 321bhp.
Kia will offer you a sportier version of the EV6 called the EV6 GT.
This takes the power up to a total of 577bhp from a dual-motor set-up, offering 4WD as standard. As a result of the upgraded performance, this means that the GT is able to do a 0 – 62mph run in only 3.5 seconds, rivalling most modern sports cars in the industry currently.
Thanks to the E-GMP 800V capability, the EV6 accepts DC rapid charging at up to 220kW.
Alongside the 18 minute charge time from 10 – 80%, you will be able to add 62 miles of range in less than four and a half minutes, improving your flexibility.
The EV6 can also distribute charge to other vehicles at up to 3.6kW via the Type 2 socket as part of its vehicle-to-load V2L function, or power your appliances “on an outdoor adventure” according to Kia.
Boot space on the EV6 is very generous also with the standard size being 520L, which rises to 1,300L when the rear seats are folded down. There is also an additional 52L of storage at the front in the rear-wheel-drive models, dropping to 20L in the AWD cars.
Unfortunately, due to the recent changes to the government plug-in car grant, the incentive only covers cars with a maximum price of £35,000, which means the EV6 will miss out on the grant as the price for the EV6 range could start from around £40,000 when the car goes on sale in the UK this summer.