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Kia To Start Deliveries Of EV6 From September 2022 | V3Cars

Kia India are gearing up to launch the first-ever, all-electric car in the country — the EV6 electric crossover. Bookings for the Kia EV6 are currently open at 15 dealerships in 12 cities. However, EV6 deliveries will only start from September 2022 for the AWD variants and December 2022 for the RWD variants.

Kia EV6

Kia have set the booking amount at Rs. 3 lakh for the EV6 and upon cancellation, Rs. 50,000 will be deducted from the refund. In addition to that, there is no clause for altering the spec and colour once the booking is confirmed. Kia India aim to import 100 units of the EV6 as part of the first lot.

The Kia EV6 is based on Kia’s new Opposite United design philosophy and thanks to its curvy proportions, it looks deceivingly compact for its size. Kia India will only offer the EV6 with the GT Line trim. Some design highlights include all-LED adaptive headlights, connected LED taillights with sequential turn indicators, flush-fitting door handles, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The EV6 gets a charging port inside the right tail light casing that supports both 400V and 800V chargers. 

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On the inside, the Kia EV6 offers a curved panel which boasts two 12.3-inch screens — one for the infotainment features and the other for the driver instruments. Other features include a 14-speaker Meridian sound setup, electric sunroof, electric seats for both driver and passenger, 3-pin charging sockets, under-cowl storage in the centre console, i-pedal driving, electric tailgate, regenerative braking and AR-enabled head-up display. The India-spec EV6 will also boast a good set of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that are likely to be revealed closer to its launch.

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The ADAS features on the global-spec EV6 include:

  • Forward collision avoidance assist (FCA)
  • Rear cross-traffic avoidance assist (RCTA)
  • Safe exit assist (SEA)
  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist (BCA)
  • Lane keep assist (LKA)
  • Driver attention warning (DAW)

The India-spec Kia EV6 will come with a 77.4kWh battery pack and a WLTP-certified range of 528km on a single charge. Kia are likely to offer two drivetrain options with the EV6 — rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD). The EV6 RWD produces 229PS of power whereas the EV6 AWD delivers 325PS of power and 605Nm of torque. The latter is capable of hitting 0-100kmph in 5.2 seconds. The Kia EV6 is also capable of charging multiple appliances and other vehicles through its vehicle to load (V2L) and vehicle to vehicle (V2V) charging technology.

The Kia EV6 is likely to be priced around Rs. 60 lakh for the GT Line AWD variant. When launched, it will take on the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge as well as its step-sibling, the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.

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