Kia reveals EV6 electric crossover pricing and specs


Kia Motors UK has confirmed pricing and specifications for its new all-electric EV6 ahead of order acceptance on May 18.

The car will be priced at £ 40,895 and buyers will be able to choose from two powertrains and three trim levels, initially. A top-of-the-line GT version is expected to arrive next year.

Entry-level models are simply referred to as “EV6” and feature a 229 hp engine driving the rear axle. Priced at £ 40,895, it comes equipped with 19-inch alloy rims, LED headlights, vegan leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, rear parking sensors, a keyless access and adaptive cruise control.

The GT-Line finish is priced at £ 43,895, when using the same rear-wheel drive engine, or £ 47,395 if fitted with 325PS all-wheel drive. In addition to the base specification, these models feature sportier styling, front parking sensors, privacy windows and blind spot monitoring.

The GT-Line S is also available with both transmissions; priced at £ 48,396 (RWD) to £ 51,895 (AWD). It features 20-inch wheels, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, a power tailgate, panoramic sunroof, 14-speaker Meridian audio system, upgraded driver assistance systems and a head display. high to augmented reality.

The GT version, meanwhile, will be fitted with a bespoke body kit, 21-inch wheels and bucket seats. It will be able to accelerate to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds thanks to a power of 585PS.

All of the EV6 derivatives use the same 77.4 kWh battery, which offers a range of up to 316 miles.

Customers were asked to make pre-booking payments of £ 100, after the car was revealed in March, to secure the first order slots in May.

The 1,250 UK customers who choose to make the payment will also receive an exclusive EV charging service to use with their new EV6. Pre-order customers will be able to order their vehicle between May 4 and May 17.

The new Kia EV6 is the first in a new generation of electric vehicles (EVs) to be built on the Korean automaker’s new E-GMP architecture and brings ultra-fast 800V charging to its model line, enabling the EV6 to be recharged from 10 to 80% charge in 18 minutes.

This is one of the brand’s 11 new BEV models by 2026 – seven built on the E-GMP architecture and four derivative EVs based on existing models – and launches the medium and long term strategy of the company for BEVs, rechargeable hybrids. (PHEV) and electric hybrids (HEV) will account for 40% of total sales by 2030.

Kia aims to see annual sales of its alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) to reach 1.6 million units by that date, with electric vehicle sales reaching 880,000 units.

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