Kia has teased us about its new EV for a while and, you know how it is, while Kia is starting to show us its dark side with the Stinger, I really wasn’t sure what the marque would do with this upcoming all-electric vehicle. But, as people always say, we really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, because the Kia EV6 is a serious bit of kit.
Of course, there are a few versions of the car, so we’ll look straight up at the top spec in this piece, the EV6 GT. This one has dual motors that produce 576 horsepower, allowing the car to hit 62mph in just 3.5 seconds. A Kia with these kinds of numbers? The all-electric future isn’t looking too bad, is it?
The bottom of the range starts with a single motor, RWD variant with 168 horsepower and a 58kWh battery pack. The next level up gives us all-wheel-drive on top of that with 232 horsepower and 446lb-ft of torque. 0-62mph comes in 6.2 seconds. add on a long-range77.4kWh battery and the single motor gets 225 horsepower, while the AWD receives a huge 321 horsepower. This lowers the 0-62mph time to 5.2 seconds.
But it’s the RWD long-range that gets the best range with 316 miles. Not too bad, but we’re more interested in the range of the higher performance models, but Kia hasn’t released those figures yet. We do know, however, that using an 800V charger will charge the battery from 0 to 80% in just 18 minutes.
Inside you’ll find seats made out of recycled plastic bottles, two 12″ screens, and a two-spoke, futuristic-looking steering wheel. It’s modern, but not too distant from every other car on the market right now, meaning it won’t feel alien to those used to ICE cars.
A price hasn’t been confirmed yet, but expect it to be more expensive than every Kia ever sold so far. Pre-orders open on 31 March, so hopefully, we’ll learn more soon.