Kia is ready to announce the costs for the India-spec EV6 on June 2. The premium crossover, the primary electrical mannequin in Kia India’s line-up, can be bought in restricted numbers. It relies on the Hyundai Group’s E-GMP structure that additionally underpins the Hyundai Ioniq 5 — additionally coming to India someday this yr.
Globally, the EV6 comes with two powertrain choices — a 58kWh battery pack and a bigger 77.4kWh unit — each of that are supplied in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive layouts.
The India-spec mannequin is probably going to come solely with the 77.4kWh battery pack and Kia is predicted to supply the EV6 in rear-wheel-drive, single-motor, and all-wheel-drive, dual-motor layouts. (*26*) this greater battery pack, the rear-wheel-drive mannequin produces 229hp and 350Nm, whereas the all-wheel-drive variant makes 325hp and 605Nm.
Like world markets, Kia is predicted to supply the EV6 with two charger choices in India — a 50kW charger that requires a claimed 73 minutes to cost from 10% to 80%, and a sooner 350kW unit that may do 10% to 80% in a claimed 18 minutes.
Considering that the EV6 can be a full import, Kia is predicted to equip the automotive with all of the bells and whistles. Some options which might be probably to make it to the tools record embrace ventilated entrance seats, wi-fi charger, rain-sensing wipers and a bunch of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
The EV6 is predicted to be priced between ₹ 55 lakh and ₹ 60 lakh, as it can come to India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU). At launch, the EV6 will take on the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge. Further on, the EV6 will even take on the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which relies on the identical platform, and is ready to launch within the Indian market someday this yr. However, in contrast to the EV6, the India-spec Ioniq 5 can be regionally assembled, which is probably going to give Hyundai a substantial value benefit.
Kia will begin accepting bookings for the EV6 crossover from May 26, with solely 100 models to be out there initially. Due to big world demand for the EV6, in addition to provide chain constraints, Kia will promote the EV6 in restricted numbers to start with.