The upcoming Kia EV6 specs have been revealed through a brochure leak, the car gets a ton of features
Ahead of its launch, the specs of the upcoming India-centric Kia EV6 have been completely revealed via a leaked brochure of the all-electric car. The bookings are slated to commence from 26th May and the car will be brought here through the CBU route.
The biggest revelation is the electric car’s range, charging time, and performance. Kia has some bold claims to make.
The EV6’s maximum range is 528 km (WLTP cycle) which means real-world range should be easily above 400 km. Kia is offering 2 battery packs – a 77.4 kWh and a 58 kWh unit and the claimed range is for the bigger battery pack.
Secondly, Kia claims the EV6 can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in matter of just 18 minutes while the car can be driven for 100 km in just 4.5 minutes of charging.
But these figures can be achieved only with a 350 kW fast charger. On a normal 50 kW charger, the car can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in 73 minutes.
On the outside, the front gets dual LED headlamps with adaptive beam and drls with sequential indicators. At the rear, there’s a prominent spoiler with rear LED tail light and fog lamps. On top, there’s an electric sunroof with UV cut solar glass.
When it comes to the interiors, the seats are made of Suede leather made of vegan materials.
The ambiance is brightened up by 64-colour mood lights. There’s a 12.3-inch curved driver display and another same size screen for navigation duties. The display gets Kia Connect with more than 60 features.
The EV6 comes with the option of either single-motor rear-wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel drive system. The 5-seater runs on 19-inch 235/55 tires.
While the single motor puts out 229 PS and 350 Nm, the dual-motor’s combined output is 325 PS and 605 Nm. The electric car can hit the ton in 3.5 seconds making it one of the fastest accelerating EVs in the country.
The features on offer are electric adjust and auto-folding ORVMS, steering mounted controls, 60:40 split remote folding rear seats, front 1-touch auto up/down power windows, ventilated seats, and 10-way adjustable driver and passenger seats with memory function.
Dual-zone climate control AC, multi-drive modes (Normal, Eco, Sport), rain sensing wipers, audio system with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, smart key with push button start, wireless smartphone charger, and rear defogger are also among the feature list.
The standard safety features include 8 airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, ABS, ESC, hill start assist control, multi collision brake assist, vehicle stability management, emergency stop signal, front and rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX child anchor.
The EV6 will get a GT line variant that gets unique features like augmented reality head-up display, smart power tail gate, body-coloured exterior flush door handles, and Meridian sound system with 14 speakers.
The electric car will feature 10 different ADAS functions as well. Some of them include forward collision avoidance, lane keep assist, and driver attention warning.
Following the EV6 launch, Kia will also launch another affordable electric SUV e-Niro before its much-awaited entry-level locally manufactured electric SUV hits our shores by 2025. Kia’s current roadmap reveals 30 percent of the 4 million target sales it aims by 2030 to be from EVs.