Kia EV6 Electric Crossover Launched At A Price Of INR 60 Lakh
Kia has finally released its first electric vehicle in India, the EV6, with prices starting at 60 lakh for the rear-wheel-drive model and 65 lakh for the all-wheel-drive model. The EV6 will be sold in limited quantities (100 units) and will arrive in the country via the CBU method. The EV6 is already taking reservations, and it comes in two variations and five colours: Moonscape, Snow White Pearl, Runaway Red, Aurora Black Pearl, and Yacht Blue. The EV6 competes with vehicles such as the newly released BMW I4 and the anticipated Hyundai Ioniq 5.
The new Kia EV6 enters the crossover SUV market with a long-range, zero-emissions powertrain, 800V ultra-fast charging, and a stylish design. When it comes to the design element, the DRLs have a sleek appearance from the front. They’re part of the car’s digital tiger face, a design development that’s similar to Kia’s electric tiger-nose grille. A low air intake below this visibly widens the front of the car.
The air is directed through and under the car’s flat floor for optimum aerodynamics as part of the front-end airflow optimization. To assist aerodynamic efficiency, the side profile is sleek and incorporates flush door handles. With most of the pieces blocked off, even the 19-inch wheels are aerodynamic. The sloping roofline merges into the rear spoiler, which then raises slightly to reveal the car’s broad LED taillamps that span the length of the vehicle.
The EV6’s cabin features a curved high-definition audiovisual and navigation (AVN) screen, which is one of the car’s key highlights. It shows an instrument cluster in front of the driver and infotainment and navigation above the centre console, extending from the steering wheel through to the middle of the car. The HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) settings are located beneath the AVN screen and provide haptic input when controlled, while the dashboard slopes away from the front of the car below this panel.
The Kia EV6 Electric Crossover also has an augmented reality (AR) head-up display technology, which displays driving information onto the windscreen’s base in the driver’s line of sight. The chairs are small and light, and they’re covered in textiles made from recycled plastics. An Augmented Reality heads-up Display, a 14-speaker Meridian sound system, a pair of 12.3-inch screens, connected car technology, electrically adjustable and ventilated front seats, a smart power tailgate, a 360-degree parking camera, 64-colour ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, wireless smartphone charging, and a large sunroof are just a few of the features.
The boot has a capacity of 520 litres. The EV6 is equipped with eight airbags, HAC, VSM, TPMS, ISOFIX child seats, and a variety of ADAS technologies like lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision aid.
In India, the Kia EV6 Electric Crossover is only available with a single 77.4 kWh battery pack. It comes with rear-wheel drive and produces 229 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The all-wheel-drive version produces 325 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful type can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 192 km/h, which is electronically regulated.
The Kia EV6 Electric Crossover comes with two charging options: a 50kW charger that can charge from 0 to 100% in 73 minutes and a 350kW charger that can charge from 0 to 100% in just 18 minutes. The EV6 is said to have a range of 528 kilometres.