Kia has had great success in the Indian market. In fact, the Korean automaker entered India a few years back and has similar sales figures as many market leaders. Currently, Kia has four models in its Indian lineup – Sonet, Seltos, Carens, and Carnival. However, all these models are ICU units, and it’s high time the automaker brings an all-electric vehicle to our shores. Kia has filed a trademark for the name EV6 and similar names including EV6 Light, EV6 Water, EV6 Earth, and EV6 Air. This hints at Kia’s plans to join the EV game in India. Keep reading to know more about the Kia EV6
More about Kia EV6
Hyundai’s new E-GMP platform is used in the Kia EV6. A platform specially designed for Hyundai’s and Kia’s electric vehicles. Moreover, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 uses the same platform. The skateboard architecture of the E-GMP platform increases the space and modularity in the vehicle, and also incorporates larger battery packs.
Kia has given the car a minimal yet futuristic design styling. At the front, the car gets edgy headlamps, a closed sleek grille, and a sculpted hood. Modern flush door handles and Large- futuristic alloy wheels dominate the side profile. The sleek tail lamps are connected with a led strip creating a modern and aggressive look. The rear looks similar to Aston Martin’s rear styling.
Inside the cabin, the EV6 features a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment unit, 8-way power-adjustable driver seat, and wireless phone charger. The Car gets a spacious and modern cabin with all the modern safety and connectivity features.
The EV6 employs a 77.4 kWh battery pack that delivers power to an electric motor. This motor churns out 225 BHP and 350 Nm of peak torque. In terms of performance, the EV6 can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 7.3 seconds. Also, the automaker claims the EV6 has a range of 739 km on a single charge. Moreover, Kia also offers the EV6 with a dual-motor setup. This variant produces 320 BHP and 605 Nm of torque. However, the range is just 669 km.
The Kia EV6 makes its way to our country through the CBU route. We expect Hyundai to bring its BEV Ioniq 5 to our market sometime soon. Both vehicles share a lot of common features and will come with similar pricing.
1. What is the price of the Kia EV6 in India?
Kia has not yet revealed any information regarding the EV6 in India.
Details regarding the prices and variants will be available after launch.
2. Is Kia EV6 a hybrid car?
The EV6 runs fully on battery electric power. It comes with multiple motor setups.