The 2022 Kia EV6 is the company’s first dedicated EV, and the extraordinary crossover is built on the unique Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that will underlie a slew of new Kia EVs
The Kia EV6 is a good example of the growing choices and capabilities of the latest electric vehicles, with an estimated range of up to 310 miles and rapid charging rates thanks to its 800-volt architecture. It also comes with two individual batteries, rear or all-wheel drive, and horsepower ranging from 167 to 576. The latter applies to the EV6 GT, which is said to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. The aggressive design and attractive interior of the 2022 EV6 make it more glamorous than its unimaginative name.
What’s New for Kia EV6 in 2022?
Kia has announced that it will produce 11 fully electric vehicles by 2026, the first of which will be the new 2022 Kia EV6. We only have to wait till the first vehicles start arriving in showrooms early next year now that we’ve seen its sleek appearance and appealing interior designs and know more about their features.
Pricing of Kia EV6
- Light RWD- $42,155
- Wind RWD- $48,255
- Wind AWD- $52,115
- GT line RWD- $52,455
- GT line AWD- $57,115
The dual-motor, all-wheel drive (AWD) wind trim level is the best option among these as it is not only affordable( $52,115) but also gives you all-weather traction and the dual motors generate a combined 320 horsepower versus the single motor standard 225 horsepower
Electric Motor, Power, and Performance of Kia EV6
The EV6 can be developed with rear- or all-wheel drive and a single electric motor on the rear axle or an electric motor on both axles. All-wheel-drive cars have a larger battery pack and either 320 or 576 total HP, while rear-drive models have a smaller battery and only 167 hp. Choosing the bigger battery increases the total performance of the rear-drive EV6 system to 225 horsepower.
After the on-road testing of the GT line AWD model, The results were satisfactory. Smooth acceleration, perfect and agile handling, regenerative braking, and much more. The 320 horsepower GT line model managed a 0-60 MPH time of 4.5 seconds, while those looking for straight-line performance will prefer the 576 horsepower GT, which has an estimated 060 MPH time under 3.5 seconds!
Battery Life, Range, and Charging of Kia EV6
The EV6 offers mainly two battery sizes- A 58 KWH and a 77.4KWH pack.
The 77.4KWH obviously provides a longer driving range. The smaller standard battery pack provides an estimated range of 232 miles per charge, while the larger battery pack provides up to 310 miles on a single charge.
Kia says its battery can be charged from 10-80% in less than 18 minutes when plugged into a 350 KWH fast charger. The 11 kWh onboard charger will recharge the battery from 10-100% in 7 hours when plugged into a level 2 power outlet.
Passenger Space, Interior, and Cargo of Kia EV6
The interior layout and design of the EV6 aren’t as bold as its exterior, but the layout and features are more eye-catching and futuristic than any other current Kia car. Even though the center console does not glide back and forth, and there are no front-seat footrests like the future Ioniq 5, the EV6 blends high-tech features like a digital display with practical features like a hovering center console with plenty of storage and a large bin beneath it. The two-tone two-spoke steering wheel, the eye-catching start button in the center console, and the golden accents tastefully arranged around the cockpit are also notable.
With the rear seats folded flat, there are also 28 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and a total of 54 cubic feet of cargo space. There’s even more storage under the front trunk, but it’s not as big as you might expect.
Safety and Driver-Assist Features in Kia EV6
The EV6 comes standard with a number of driver-assistance features, including automated emergency braking and automatic high beams. There are a number of other additional aids that can be added to make the experience even safer.
The following are important safety features that are included:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- rear cross-traffic alert
- Adaptive cruise control
- lane-keeping assist
- Remote parking assistance is available as an optional extra.
Exterior Design of Kia EV6
“The EV6 is a crucially substantial vehicle for the Kia brand, since it is our first fully dedicated EV with our finest technology for a new era,” stated Karim Habib, Head, Kia Global Design Centre. We want to keep pushing the boundaries of automotive design and to pair innovative, bold, and forward-thinking designs with innovative, bold, and forward-thinking products.”
The EV6 combines the sportiness of a fastback, the posture of a compact hatch, and possibly a little of the raw muscle of a rally vehicle, according to Kia. The front section is evocative of Kia’s Tiger Nose grille, but it also contains headlamps with a sequential lighting system for the electric era.
A low air intake below this gives the impression of a wide front, while part of the front airflow is routed through and under the car’s flat floor for improved aerodynamics.
The side profile features a sophisticated and sleek crossover-inspired design flair. Sharp lines and details contrast with crowded but forceful lines and details. The muscular rear haunches provide volume, while the swept-back windscreen adds velocity. The vehicle’s profile is stretched by a characteristic line that runs down the bottom of the doors, arching upwards towards the rear wheel arches.
The Kia EV6 is certainly a game-changer in the EV market, with its futuristic design and unique features that help it to stand out in the industry , This is Kia’s first EV in production , soon Kia motors will have 11 fully electric cars by 2026.