India-spec Kia EV6 features, range, specs leaked ahead of launch, to get two variants
Ahead of the India launch of the Kia EV6, a leaked brochure has revealed more details on Kia's flagship electric crossover. The EV6 is expected to be launched later this month and will sit at the top of the Kia India portfolio. Bookings for the Kia EV6 open on May 26 and
2022 Kia EV6 range, battery, charging, specifications
The India-spec Kia EV6 will get the larger 77.4 kWh battery pack which will be available in single-motor or dual-motor AWD variants. The single motor EV6 will put out 229Ps and 350 Nm while the AWD version will make a combined 325PS and 605 Nm. The EV crossover will sit on 235/55 R19 tyres.
As for charging, the Kia EV6 will take 73 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 per cent via a 50 kW DC fast charger. Charging at its full 350 kW speed, the EV6 takes only 18 minutes to get from 10 to 80 per cent, although such a charger will be difficult to find in the country currently. The FWD Kia EV6 will have a WLTP range of up to 528 km.
2022 Kia EV6 variants, features
The Kia EV6 will come in two variants, both carrying the GT Line styling pack. The base FWD variant will get features like LED headlamps with adaptive high-beam, LED tail and fog lamps, flush door handles, sunroof, suede interior upholstery with leather bolstering, 64-colour ambient lighting, ventilated seats, tilt and telescopic adjust steering, 10-way front powered seats, dual-zone climate control, drive modes, auto wipers, six speakers, massaging seats, 12.3-icnh touchscreen infotainment, 12.3-inch driver's display, Kia Connect and paddle-operated regen modes.
The Kia EV6 AWD further adds an augmented reality HUD, automatic flush door handles, 14-speaker Meridian audio and an active sound mode.
2022 Kia EV6 ADAS, safety
The Kia EV6 will also be the brand's first car in India to get a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems. These will include functions like forward collision avoidance, lane-keeping and centring assist, blind-spot collision avoidance, rear-cross traffic avoidance, safe exit, blind-spot detection, driver attention monitor and adaptive cruise control with stop/go functionality. Other passive safety features will include 8 airbags, ESC, hill-start assist and front-rear parking sensors among other things.
2022 Kia EV6 launch date, expected prices
The Kia EV6 is set to launch in India in the next few weeks after bookings open May 26. The Kia EV is being brought in as a CBU and should be priced between Rs 60 to 70 lakh in India. The EV6 will compete against cars like the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5. The EV6 will initially be limited to 100 units for India.
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