Kia has officially unveiled their next lineup of electric vehicles, the Kia EV6, with some impressive specs in an attractive looking crossover design.
The EV6 is Kia’s first car based on the company’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) designed specifically for battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
When it goes on sale in the second half of 2021, the EV6 will be available in three different variants – EV6, EV6 GT-Line, and EV6 GT.
Kia EV6 Specs
In a press release this morning, the South Korean automaker says the EV6 will come with two battery options. Buyers of the EV6 or EV GT-Line will be able to pick from a standard range 58kWh battery pack, or opt for the long range 77.4kWh battery pack configuration. The EV6 GT will only be available with the long range battery option.
The most efficient 2WD 77.4kWh EV6 will be able to travel 510km (316 miles) on a single charge based on the generous WLTP schedule.
Helping that range in winter months will be Kia’s newest energy efficient heat pump. The company claims it can still get 80% of its range at temperatures as low as -7°C (19.4°F).
It will also come with 800V or 400V ultra-fast charging, capable of charging from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes.
The EV6 will be no slouch when it comes to performance.
With a maximum 605 Nm torque available on the AWD version, the EV6 can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds. The 77.4 kWh battery pack is paired with a 168 kW (229ps) electric motor powering the rear wheels, and for AWD models a 239 kW (325 ps) electric motor powers the front and rear wheels.
The 58.0 kWh EV6 can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, with a maximum 605 Nm torque available on the AWD version.
The EV6 also comes equipped with Kia’s latest connectivity and driver assistant features.
Towing will also be an option. When the battery is at 35% of more the EV6 will have a towing capacity of 1,600kg (3,500lbs).
Kia EV6 Design
We already saw the design earlier this month when the automaker released several images ahead of today’s official unveiling. Borrowing from their “Opposites United” design philosophy, the EV6 comes in a stylish crossover design with a spacious interior.
There are two 120inch displays inside the vehicle – one for the instrument cluster and another for the infotainment system.
Kia EV6 Price & Availability
The only thing missing from Kia’s press release is the price for the EV6. The automaker did say it will be available in “select global markets” in the second half of 2021.
|(Europe model)||EV6||EV6 GT-line||EV6 GT|
|Wheelbase||2,900 mm||2,900 mm||2,900 mm|
|Length||4,680 mm||4,695 mm||4,695 mm|
|Width||1,880 mm||1,890 mm||1,890 mm|
|Height||1,550 mm||1,550 mm||1,545 mm|
*EV6 / EV6 GT-line
1300 L (*when second-row seats are fully folded)
|Non-NA model: 52 L (2WD) or 20 L (AWD)
*North America model: 20 L (both AWD & 2WD)
|Platform||Electric-Global Modular Platform|
|AWD||Power||239-kW (Front & Rear combined)|
|Torque||605-Nm (Front & Rear combined)|
|AWD||Power||173 kW (Front & Rear combined)|
|Torque||605 Nm (Front & Rear combined)|
|2WD||Power||125 kW Rear|
|Torque||350 Nm Rear|
|AWD||Power||430 Kw (Front & Rear combined)|
|Torque||740 Nm (Front & Rear combined)|
|Supported Charging Infrastructure||400 V and 800 V (No need for additional adapters)|
|Ultra-fast Charging (800V)||10% to 80% in 18 minutes of charge
100 km of range (WLTP) in 4.5 minutes of charge
※ The vehicle specifications and features may vary depending on country/region.