We’re excited to announce that the highly anticipated Kia EV6 has arrived here at GWR Kia.
The fully electric EV6 marks a new era for Kia, with its eye-catching design and impressive driving range of up to 328 miles. Having recently been voted ‘2022 German Car of the Year’ in the ‘Premium’ category of the ‘German Car of the Year’ (GCOTY) awards, it sets new standards in the motor industry for years to come,
The new Kia EV6 brings long-range, zero-emissions power, 800V ultra-fast charging, and distinctive styling to the crossover SUV market. The EV6 is Kia’s first car to be based on the company’s dedicated new architecture for battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) based on its all-new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The high-tech architecture enables the vehicle to achieve up to 328 miles of driving range from a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle, while advanced 800V charging technology means drivers can charge the EV6 from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
“EV6 is the embodiment of the new Kia. It is born to inspire every journey, through bold design, progressive engineering, innovative technologies, and exciting electric performance,” Ho Sung Song, Kia’s President and CEO said. “EV6 also represents the beginning of Kia’s long-term commitment to sustainable mobility, accelerating the transition not only to clean transportation, but also products, materials and manufacturing.”
Based on Kia’s dedicated E-GMP architecture, the EV6’s cabin benefits from class-leading interior space and functionality, thanks to the flat battery under the floor, and minimal front and rear overhangs. Passengers are greeted by a lean, minimalist dashboard architecture that emphasises the cabin’s remarkable sense of space. With no need to house a central transmission tunnel, the EV6’s flat floor provides rear seat occupants with 990mm of legroom for exceptional space and comfort.
For those sat up front, there is a roomy 1,078mm of legroom on offer. Despite the EV6’s relatively compact exterior dimensions – it’s no longer than a compact saloon – its 2,900mm wheelbase is longer than that of the Sorento SUV, the largest car Kia sells in the UK. This results in cabin space on part with many mid-size SUVs.
The EV6 is a modern and sporty crossover. With an eye-catching, muscular design, every detail, big and small, is designed to create a distinctive and sporty look. The unique, rear light signature stretches in a curved line that connects the rear wheel arches on either side, multiple LEDs create a piano-look effect that makes a striking visual statement and the flush door handles pop out when you approach the car. It ends with a wing-type roof spoiler that not only elevates the design, but also improves the aerodynamics.
Powerful battery and ultra-fast charging
Available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, customers can choose between long-range (77.4 kWh) and standard-range (58.0 kWh) high-voltage battery packs. The 77.4 kWh battery pack is paired with a 168 kW (229ps) electric motor powering the rear wheels, while AWD models featuring two electric motors can produce a total of 239kW (325ps).
Thanks to the EV6's 800 V high-speed multi-charging system, you can spend more time driving and less time charging. You can get up to 62 miles driving range in just 4.5 minutes when charging at public stations providing 250kW power.
Safety is the most important thing while on the move and the EV6 is packed with safety features. Kia's new intelligent front lighting system uses adaptive high-beam technology to provide the best possible visibility at night without dazzling oncoming traffic.
Forward collision-avoidance assist acts like a second pair of eyes in case it senses an immediate collision. Lane Keep Assist keeps you from unwittingly drifting out of your lane due to sleepiness or inattention.
Kia’s Plan S strategy puts electrification at the forefront of the company’s future and sets the foundations for a full product line-up featuring 11 new battery electric vehicles by 2026. The EV6 is the first model to be launched under this new strategy and sets Kia firmly on the path to becoming a leader in the popularisation of electric vehicles.