By Auto Crat
This is possibly one of the best looking cars to be ever launched in India. And the fact that it is an EV makes it a double sundae. We are talking about the Kia EV6 electric crossover. It is in India and it is pricey (because it comes through the CBU route, hence carries duty), but a looker to boot.
It is in India with two trims, GT Line RWD and GT Line AWD. The GT Line RWD is priced at Rs 59.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India), while the GT Line AWD is priced at Rs 64.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Kia EV6, the South Korean carmaker’s electric flagship, is making its way to India via the CBU route, and the 100 units allocated for our market are already sold out. In fact, the company received an overwhelming response as it registered 355 pre-bookings for the electric car, and will make up for it by allocating more units to India.
Bookings for the Kia EV6 commenced on May 26, 2022, for an initial token amount of Rs 3 lakh. Kia’s EV expansion will be led by 15 dealers in 12 cities, and the deliveries for the new Kia EV6 will begin in September 2022.
The two variants of the Kia EV6 launched in India have predominantly only one difference, the drive-train. The RWD version of the Kia EV6 gets a single motor that delivers 226 bhp and a healthy 350 NM of torque, while the AWD version gets a dual motor setup, delivering a combined output of 320 bhp and a whopping 650 Nm of instant torque. Both the versions get the same 77.4 kWh battery pack, with the claimed range on RWD being 528 km.
The AWD version gets a much-reduced range, due to the dual-motor setup, and Kia claims that it can travel up to 425 km on a single charge.
Loaded with features
To match with the futuristic looks, the Kia EV6 electric crossover is loaded to the gills with features. The car gets two screens which take the centre stage on the dash, ADAS features like multi-collision braking, AEB, lane-keeping assist, lane follow assist, and blind-spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, and some other features like parking collision avoidance assist, a reverse surround view monitor with a 3D model and a blind-spot view monitor.
There is also a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) built in. The car comes with ABS, BAS, ESC, Hill Hold Assist, Highway Driving Assist, and Vehicle Stability Management.
The pricing issue
The price of the Kia EV6 starts at Rs. 59.95 lakh and goes up to Rs 64.95 lakh. Kia EV6 is offered in 2 variants – the base model of EV6 is GT line and the top variant Kia EV6 GT line AWD which comes at a price tag of Rs. 64.95 Lakh.
Wide Electric Sunroof: The roomy dimensions of the Kia EV6 seem to expand with the wide sunroof.
Connected LED Tail Lamps with Indicators: The dynamic curved shape full LED tail futuristic look to the rear.
Connected LED Tail Lamps with Sequential Indicators: The dynamic curved shape full LED tail light lens sleek and futuristic look to the rear of EV6
Features Battery Capacity: 77.4 kWh Lithium-ion DC Fast Charge (10%-80%) – 350 KW: 18 Minutes ADAS & 8 Airbags Dual LED Headlamps with Adaptive driving beam 31.24 cm (12.3″) Curved driver display 31.24 cm (12.3″) Curved Touchscreen Navigation Relaxation Driver & Passenger seats Vehicle to Load (V2L) & Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) .
Dual LED headlamps with Adaptive driving beam, Wide Electric sunroof, LED Rear Fog Lamps, Daytime Running lights with sequential indicators, Connected LED tail lamps with sequential indicators, Body colored Exterior flush door handles, Belt line High Glossy, Body colored door garnish, Crystal cut alloys, GT Line design elements.
Sustainable Material: The upholstery makes use of sustainable suede and vegan leather while the cabin uses abundant recycled and durable materials.
Driver and Passenger Relaxation Seats: Front seats recline at the press of a button to a zero-gravity position to give maximum relaxation to the occupant.
31.24 cm (12.3″) Curved Touchscreen Navigation: The integrated curved display is not only beautiful but also offers a truly immersive experience along with maximum visibility and intuitiveness.
Augmented Reality Head-Up Display: Key information such as speed, and lane safety indication, is projected in an intuitive manner on the windscreen.
Additional features: Ventilated Driver & Passenger seats, Auto Anti-glare (ECM) Inside rear view mirror with Kia Connect controls, Metal scuff plates, Rear Parcel shelf, Vegan leather wrapped steering wheel, 64 color Ambient mood lighting, Black suede seats with vegan leather bolsters.
- -Power Steering
- -Power Windows Front
- -Anti Lock Braking System
- -Air Conditioner
- -Driver Airbag
- -Passenger Airbag
- -Fog Lights – Front
- -Alloy Wheels
- -Multi-function Steering Wheel
- Safety :
- -All wheel disc brakes
- -ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
- -ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
- -HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
- -MCBA (Multi Collision Brake Assist)
- -BAS (Brake Assistant System)
- -VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
- -ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
- -Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
- -Front & Rear Parking sensors
- -ISOFIX Child Anchor
- Specification :
- Seating capacity – 5
- Suspension – Mcpherson strut (Front) & Multi link (Rear)
- Brakes – Disc – All Wheels
- Engine and Transmission:
- Battery Capacity – 77.4kw
- Motor Type – Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor(F&R)
- Max Power – 320.55bhp
- Max Torque- 605nm
- Range – 500km
- Battery Type – Lithium-ion
- TransmissionType – Automatic
- Drive Type – AWD
- Fuel & Performance :
- Fuel Type – Electric
- Emission Norm Compliance – ZEV
- Battery :
- Battery capacity – 77.4 kWh Lithium ion
- DC Fast Charge (10%-80%) – 350 kW 18 minutes
- DC Fast Charge (10%-80%) – 50 kW
- Motor :
- Type Permanent magnet synchronous motor
- Motor location Rear
- Max power (Ps) 229
- Max Torque (Nm) 350
- Automatic transmission Yes
- Suspension, Steering & Brakes
- Front Suspension – McPherson suspension
- Rear Suspension – Multi-Link
- Steering Type – Electric
- Steering Column – Tilt & Telescopic
- Steering Gear Type – Rack & Pinion
- Front Brake Type – Ventilated Disc
- Rear Brake Type – Ventilated Disc