Kia EV6

Kia EV6

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 59,95,000 - ₹ 64,95,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION
Car Variant Kia EV6 GT AWD
Availability Status in India Available
Car Type SUV
Fuel Type Electric
Latest Price in India Kia EV6 GT AWD price is Rs 64.95 lakh (ex-showroom).
Colour Options Runway Red, Yatch Blue, Moonscape, Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl
Similar Cars Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Kona, MG ZS EV, BMW iX, Audi e-tron
Top Speed 192 kmph
Official Tagline Electric was never this inspiring
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Gearbox Type Automatic
Engine Details Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor - Front & Rear
Electric Motor Power 325 HP
Electric Motor Torque 605 Nm
Driving Modes Multi Drive Modes (Normal/ Eco/ Sport)
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive (e-AWD)
Paddle Shift Paddle Shifters (Regeneration)
Estimated Charging Time (10%-80%) - 350 kW in 18 Minutes, (10%-80%) - 50 kW in 73 minutes
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System Shift by Wire
Electric Range 528 Km
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-100 kmph 5.2 seconds
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4695 mm
Overall Width 1890 mm
Overall Height 1550 mm
Wheelbase 2900 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space (Folded Rear Seats) 1300 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Front Suspension Mcpherson Strut
Rear Suspension Multi Link
Parking Brakes Electronic Park Brake with Auto Hold Function
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 235/55-R19
Rear Tyre 235/55-R19
Wheels (19") Crystal Cut Alloys
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Anti-glare Mirrors Auto Anti-glare (ECM) Inside Rear View Mirror with Kia Connect Controls
Wireless Smartphone Charging
Tilt Steering Wheel
Telescopic Steering Wheel
Steering Mounted Controls
Speed Limit Warning Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
Rear Parcel Shelf
Air Conditioner Dual Zone Automatic Air Conditioner
Rear Seat (Split) 60:40 Split Remote Folding Rear Seats
Rear Defogger
Solar Glass Solar Glass – UV Cut (All Glass)
Engine Start/Stop Button Smart Key with Push Button Start
Cruise Control Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go Functionality
Rain Sensing Wipers
Power Windows Front One Touch Auto Up/ Down Power Windows
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Body Coloured Door Handles Automatic Body Colored Exterior Flush Door Handles
Rear Spoiler
Full LED Headlamps Dual LED Headlamps with Adaptive Driving Beam
INTERIOR FEATURES
Mood Lighting 64 Color Ambient Mood Lighting
Leather Steering/Gear knob
Child Seat Mounting Provisions
Sporty Aluminium Pedals
Door Scuff Plates Metal Scuff Plates
Sunroof Wide Electric Sunroof
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
360-Degree View Camera
Airbags 8 Airbags
Attention Assist Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Hill Start Assist Control
Parking Sensors Front & Rear Parking Sensors
BRAKING & TRACTION
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
Brake Assist
INSTRUMENTATION
Instrument Cluster 31.24cm (12.3") Curved Driver Display Screen
Heads-up Display Augmented Reality Head-up-Display
LIGHTING
DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) Daytime Running Lights with Sequential Indicators
LED Tail light Connected LED Tail Lamps with Sequential Indicators
Rear Fog Lights LED Rear Fog Lamps
INFOTAINMENT
Music System 31.24cm (12.3") Curved Touchscreen Navigation
Number of Speakers Meridian Premium Sound System with 14 Speakers and Active Sound Design
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Electrically Adjustable Front Seats (Memory Package) 10-Way Driver Power Seat with Memory Function
Leather Seats Black Suede Seats with Vegan Leather Bolsters
Ventilated Seats
Rear Seat Adjustment (Memory Package) 10-Way Front Passenger Power Seat
Key Features of the Car
List of Features Here is the list of key features of the Kia EV6 GT AWD - 8 Airbags, ABS, ESC, HAC, Brake Assistant System, Vehicle Stability Management, Manual Speed Limit Assist, ISOFIX, Front One Touch Auto Up/ Down Power Windows, Ventilated Driver & Passenger Seats, Dual Zone Automatic Air Conditioner, Multi Drive Modes (Normal/ Eco/ Sport), Rain Sensing Wipers, Rear Defogger, Tire Mobility Kit (TMK), Smartphone Wireless Charger, Shift by Wire, 31.24cm Curved Driver Display Screen, Electronic Park Brake with Auto Hold Function, Paddle Shifters (Regeneration), Vehicle to Load, Lane Keep Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear-Cross Traffic Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Lane Follow Assist, Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go Functionality, Kia Connect with 60+ Features, Automatic Body Colored Exterior Flush Door Handles, Meridian Premium Sound System with 14 Speakers and Active Sound Design, All Wheel Drive (e-AWD), Augmented Reality Head-up-Display.
Battery 77.4 kWh Lithium ion

Kia EV6 Review

06 Jul, 2022 02:26 PM

Expert Review by Maxabout

Overview

KIA has unveiled its first all-electric vehicle in India. The new EV6 crossover is a hybrid of a sedan and an SUV. Kia's foray into the world of built-up EVs piqued everyone's interest. It wasn't just because of how the EV6 looked, but also because of the technology hidden between the sleek bumpers. It promised sports car performance and luxury automobile features, and now we get to see for ourselves. It will, however, be a full import, which means it will be positioned in the luxury sector.

Kia EV6 Design and Style

Kia has taken a major step forward in design with its all-EV platform. The EV6 is not a traditional hatchback, sedan, or SUV. It's a hybrid of the three, and when you consider the EV6's size and design elements, it's unlike anything we've seen on our roads.

The sloping hood, elegant grille, and big headlamps make the head stand out. When you move to the side, the large proportions of this vehicle become apparent. The attention to detail, though, jumps out. For lighting, the headlamps receive sophisticated DRLS and a full matrix LED arrangement. The upper DRL serves as a sequential turn sign as well.

The EV6 is 4695mm long, 1890mm wide, 1550mm high, and has a 2900mm wheelbase. As a result, the EV6 is longer and nearly as wide as the Tata Safari, with a longer wheelbase than the Toyota Fortuner. This is because the EV platform pushes the EV's wheels to the corners. And, despite its size, the EV appears even more sporty because of its fastback design. Then there are the design features, including the 19-inch wheels, aero-specific ORVMs, and flush-fitting door handles, which help to keep this car looking pristine.

The finely detailed linked tail lamp and the 3D pattern on the turn indicators return the precision in design to the back. The spoiler is also appropriately athletic, and the reverse lights, which are inspired by a certain hypercar, are unmistakable once seen. Overall, the Kia EV6 is an eye-catcher. It commands attention with its size and keeps it with the subtleties in the design. It may appear overdone in sections, but nothing else on the route looks like it.

Kia EV6 Engine and Gearbox

The KIA EV6 is a globally recognised product noted for its electric motor power and long-distance driving range. The KIA EV6 is available in India with a bigger 77.4 kWh battery pack. A permanent magnet synchronous motor coupled with an automatic transmission system produces 229 hp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque for the RWD variant and the AWD variant produces 325 hp of peak power and 605 Nm of peak torque.

Kia EV6 Suspension, Brakes and Tyres

KIA's ride quality has always been praised on a global scale. The well-tuned suspension easily shields the passengers from most of the undulations. The low-speed city ride is very composed, while the high-speed highway ride inspires confidence. To handle, the KIA EV6 has an ultra-light steering wheel that feels natural at city speeds. Because of its colossal size and lengthy wheelbase, parking and manoeuvring it through tight areas might be difficult. Over highways, the steering response becomes heavy, increasing the driver's confidence. The KIA EV6 can reach triple-digit highway speeds in seconds while remaining quiet inside.

The braking is as remarkable, and slowing down from maximum speed immediately before a corner is a breeze. The brakes bite forcefully and give you a lot of confidence. Then there's the handling, EV6 surprised us yet again in this department. The chassis, which is based on the E-GMP platform, is extremely rigid. McPherson struts handle the suspension in the front and a multi-link in the rear. The suspension system is not novel, but it's the results that count.

Interior and Instrument Console of Kia EV6

In terms of inside size, the KIA EV6 is identical to the Hyundai Ioniq 5. For the price of the KIA EV6, the discreet use of top-quality soft-touch material and dual-tone scheme looks and feels pleasant. The instrument cluster is entirely digital and displays all driver-related information. The floating touchscreen also enables Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. KIA has endowed the EV6 with features like a large sunroof, leather seats, ventilated seats, several driving modes, and so on to improve the cabin experience. KIA has also outfitted the new EV6 with technologies such as an air purifier, brake energy regeneration, smartwatch integration, and so on. The rear seat headroom is a little restricted for taller people because of the coupe-like roof style.

Two curved 12.3-inch displays for the driver and infotainment are mounted on the dashboard. Display clarity and software smoothness are superb, comfortably competing with Mercedes-Benz systems. The driver receives a variety of layouts that alter with flowing animations, and the infotainment system also receives plain yet useful graphics. They partnered the infotainment system with a lovely 14-speaker Meridian sound system that features 3D acoustic sound, just as in luxury cars.

Key Features of Kia EV6

Key features of EV6 include an augmented reality HUD, sunroof, wireless charging, suede seats with vegan leather, adaptive driving beam, powered tailgate, a vehicle-to-load feature where you can power other things with the car’s battery, dual-curved display, heated and ventilated seats, 14-speaker meridian sound system and Kia connect with 60+ features along with a 360 display.

KIA is well-known for producing some of the world's safest automobiles. The KIA EV6 is no exception. With a 5-star Asian NCAP crash test rating, the KIA EV6 is one of the safest vehicles in its class. ADAS, Adaptive cruise control, hill-hold assist, ISOFIX seats, projector headlights, rear fog lights, rear defogger, rear parking assist and camera, eight airbags along with ABS, EBD, ESP, 360-degree parking assist camera, front parking sensors, and electronic parking brake are also included. These features combine to make the KIA EV6 one of the best-equipped vehicles in its class. Forward collision avoidance, lane-keep assist, blind-spot collision avoidance, rear traffic avoidance, smart cruise control, and other features are included in the ADAS suite.

Top Speed and Range of Kia EV6

The KIA EV6 has a WLTP cycle claimed driving range of 528 kilometres on a single charge. In addition, the KIA EV6 charges from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes. The top speed of the Kia EV6 is 192 km/h, and the rear-wheel-drive model takes 7.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h, while the all-wheel-drive model takes only 5.2 seconds.

Kia EV6 Colour Options

Kia offers the EV6 in 5 different colour options: Aurora Black Pearl, Moonscape, Runway Red, Yacht Blue, and Snow White Pearl.

Kia EV6 Competitors

Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Kona, MG ZS EV, BMW iX, and Audi e-Tron are some of the cars that rival the Kia EV6.

Conclusion

The EV6 appears to be an exceptionally excellent vehicle from Kia Motors, with the potential to be a halo EV product. Sure, the interior could use fewer plastics, but it more than makes up for it in terms of spaciousness, design, and equipment. It also looks terrific and performs like a bat out of hell, providing actual sports car performance as well as what we believe to be a reasonably useable range. All of this, however, will come at a cost, and being a CBU means we will be paying nearly double the actual cost. Kia's very minor aim of 100 units should be easily met, but what's more important to note is that the EV6 is a fantastic starter package and a sign of good things to come from Kia.

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