Kia has registered the EV6 trademark in India
Kia has received the trademark for the EV6 moniker in India. The crossover is the brand’s first dedicated battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) based on the Hyundai Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).
Globally revealed last year, the EV6 has gone on sale in several international markets. In the UK, for example, the car costs between £40,945 (Rs. 42 lakhs) and £48,445 (Rs. 49.23 lakhs).
The EV6 is a very stylish vehicle that adopts the Korean firm’s latest design language. The “Digital Tiger Face” (a version of the “Tiger Nose” grille for EVs), LED lights, large wheels (19-, 20- and 21-inch options), upswept waistline, and raked windscreens, all work well on the crossover.
Stepping inside, one would notice the twin digital screens (both 12.3-inch units), 2 spoke steering wheel, a prominent centre console, well-padded seats (front ones are powered and ventilated front seats, rear outboard seats are heated) and several other features.
Some of the goodies that the car comes with include powered tailgate, ambient lighting, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, connected car tech, augmented reality head up display, reversing and 360-degree camera system, remote parking assist, whole host of safety tech including ADAS and more.
The Kia EV6 trademarks (yes multiple trademarks have been obtained by the firm) also carry the terms ‘Air’, ‘Earth’, ‘Light’ and ‘Water’. These are the variants that the EV sporting a 77.4 kWh battery pack will be offered in.
In India, Kia is most likely to offer the car in single motor, rear-wheel drive form. With 168 kW or 225 BHP and 350 Nm, the EV6 will have plenty of poke. The 0-100 km/hr sprint will be dispatched in 7.3 seconds, the top speed is 183 km/hr and range is up to 739 km in city and 528 km combined (claimed).
The more powerful, dual motor, all-wheel drive model might not be sold here. This variant will have 239 kW or 320 BHP and 605 Nm. It has the same top speed, but does the 0-100 km/hr sprint in 5.2 seconds and has a claimed range of up to 669 km in the city and 505 km combined.
For both variants, charging times are very long – 32 hours and 45 minutes (10 to 100 percent) – using a 12 A charger. But a 50 kW charger gives the battery 10-80 percent charge in 73 minutes, while a 350 kW charger does the same in 18 minutes.