There has been a severe speculation regarding the KIA Ev-6 in the market for sometime but now KIA seems to have cleared all the ambiguities themselves as they start to take bookings for the car from 26th may and plan to launch the much awaited EV-6 in June. All though according to reports the car would be completely Imported and would be an expensive affair only about 100 to arrive in India as if now.
As of now it isn’t clear which variant KIA would bring to the market but as it seems only the single fully loaded variant which is in sale in the foreign market would make it to India as well. The car has already been spotted several times in Hyderabad and other places as well.
A recent video over the internet discloses the differences in between the KIA EV-6 and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 , Both the cars are closely related based on the same platform and hence we though there wouldn’t be much difference but were we wrong. The video is by Car wow YouTube channel and provides a in depth look at the car’s performance , interiors , features and more.
KIA’s EV plans
The EV-6 to be first electric car from KIA to launch in India. The manufacturer announced that they will launch7 electric vehicles in India by 2027. Recently, they also announced a small affordable electric vehicle which could be the electric version of the Sonet compact SUV which we reported about. This is because the Sonet is currently the most affordable vehicle that KIA offers in our country, also KIA understands that a product like the EV-6 would never become amass product due to its high cost . It would only be a variant that would attract attention to bring people to the more affordable compact SUV EV’S KIA might bring in the market.
The EV-6 is based on the e-GMP platform which stands for Electric Modular Global platform, the platform in its most basic form resembles a skateboard where the wheels are in all the four farther corners and the middle floor is used to store batteries which provides the car with low centre of gravity as well. And since there is no transmission tunnel because the car has been developed as an EV passengers get more space in the cabin
The EV- 6 has gained so much attention in the past few months because of its dynamic design . While KIA has designed the car keeping the opposites united design language in mid the car simply looks phenomenal. Its slanted roof line as well as the aggressive posture and its ability to sit lower than the IONIQ 5 is well is way beyond belief. This probably is the reason KIA EV-6 manages better driving range than the IONIQ 5.
The international market version of the EV6 is sold as an all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive powertrain. There are two battery packs on offer, a 58 kWh one and a 77.4 kWh one. The rear-wheel drive 58 kWh battery pack has a WLTP-rated driving range of 400 km. The all-wheel drive 77.4 kWh battery pack has a driving range of around 510 km.
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