Launch of The Kia EV6 in India at Rs 59.95 Lakh

Top-spec The Kia EV6 costs Rs 64.95 lakh (ex-showroom), with deliveries starting in September 2022.

The Kia EV6, the Korean automaker’s first all-electric crossover in India, is priced starting at Rs 59.95 lakh for the RWD version and rising to Rs 64.95 lakh for the AWD version (ex-showroom, India).

The Kia EV6 is an expensive car because it is a full import (CBU) that will be limited to only 100 units in 2022. Only 15 dealerships in 12 cities will sell it, and all units have already been reserved. The new Kia electric will begin deliveries in September 2022. Kia also revealed that 355 reservations for the EV6 have been made so far, and that they are working to increase allocation to meet demand.

  • Kia EV6 is available in RWD and AWD versions
  • Gets long range 77.4kWh battery pack as standard
  • Offered in fully loaded GT-Line trim

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  • Kia EV6 is available in RWD and AWD versions
  • Gets long range 77.4kWh battery pack as standard
  • Offered in fully loaded GT-Line trim

How does The Kia EV6 Compare to Its Competitors in Terms of Price?

GT LineRs 59.95 lakh
GT Line AWDRs 64.95 lakh

In our market, the Kia EV6 currently has no direct competitors. Only the recently launched BMW i4 electric sedan (Rs 69.90 lakh, ex-showroom) comes close in terms of price, with an 83.9kWh battery pack and a claimed range of 590 kilometers.

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5, the EV6’s sibling, will arrive in India later this year and is expected to be less expensive than the Kia because it will be assembled locally. When the price of the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge is revealed, it will compete with the EV6.

Powertrain, Battery, and Charging Options for The Kia EV6

In India, the EV6 is only available with a single 77.4kWh battery pack. The EV6 produces 229hp and 350Nm when driven in rear-wheel drive with a single motor, and 325hp and 605Nm when driven in all-wheel drive with two motors. The AWD model is claimed to have a 0-100kph time of 5.2 seconds.

On the WLTP cycle, the claimed maximum range is 528 kilometers, but it has yet to be tested and certified under Indian test conditions. When it comes to charging, the EV6 can accept a very fast 350kW DC charge, which will take the battery from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes, while a 50kW fast charger will take 73 minutes. The Kia EV6 comes standard with a 22kW wall box charger for home charging, though charging times have not been released.

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The Kia EV6 is built on the E-GMP platform, which is a dedicated electric skateboard architecture that also underpins the Hyundai Ioniq 5 crossover.

Design, Interior, and Features of The Kia EV6

The EV6 crossover’s rear end styling, with its ducktail-style spoiler and full-width LED taillight, is particularly striking. Its low-slung appearance and prominent character lines give it an athletic demeanor, and it rides on 19-inch dual-tone alloy wheels in GT-Line trim.

The interior features a curved dual-screen layout, floating center console, and two-spoke steering wheel, all of which are clearly tech-heavy. Vegan leather inserts for the suede seats and steering wheel are among the environmentally friendly materials used. Refer to our review for more information on the EV6’s interior and exterior.

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The EV6 is available in a fully loaded GT-Line trim with all the bells and whistles when it comes to features. A 12.3-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, augmented reality HUD, 14-speaker Meridian sound system, 10-way powered and ventilated front seats, 60+ connected car features, surround view camera, and powered tailgate are just a few of the highlights. Eight airbags are included, as well as a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as forward collision warning, lane keep assist, blind spot assist, rear-cross traffic assist, driver attention warning, and more.

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