Kia EV6 Spotted Ahead Of Launch
Kia India is preparing to debut the all-electric EV6 in India, as we previously reported. The Kia EV6 has now been spotted for the first time in Hyderabad. The EV6 — the company’s first electric vehicle in the nation – is set to debut in May or June of this year.
Kia plans to deliver the EV6 to India as a full import, which means no changes to the design, features, e-GMP platform or electric powertrain are planned. The EV6 employs Kia’s current ‘Opposites United’ design concept, which results in a remarkable overall look for the electric crossover.
The Kia EV6 will have a dual-screen arrangement on the interior, with one for the digital instruments and the other for the infotainment system. The EV6 comes with linked car technology, a redesigned two-spoke steering wheel, an augmented reality heads-up display, and a range of sophisticated driver aid systems (advanced driver assistance safety features). Although it is unclear whether the ADAS would be available in India, several of Kia’s rival manufacturers, such as MG, currently do.
There is no information on which powertrains will be available in our market, but the automobile is available in a range of variants abroad. A 58kWh battery pack is available in two configurations: rear-wheel drive (RWD) with a single 170hp motor or all-wheel drive (AWD) with a dual-motor setup that produces 235hp.
A bigger 77.4kWh battery pack is also available, which can be configured with a 229hp single-motor in RWD, 325hp dual-motor in AWD, or the range-topping, performance-oriented GT model with dual-motor AWD arrangement producing 585hp and 740Nm.
In India, Kia is likely to sell the EV6 in a variety of versions, providing consumers with greater options in terms of range and performance. Because the car spotted in India was in GT trim, we may presume that the top-of-the-line model will be available in the United States.
The EV6 will begin off Kia and Hyundai’s electric vehicle plans in India, which include introducing six all-electric cars to the country by 2024. Apart from the EV6, Kia will unveil the new e-Niro and a mass-market electric SUV, while Hyundai will unveil the Ioniq 5, Kona Electric facelift, and its own mass-market electric SUV.