While KIA has been trying to get their customers to be excited and anticipate what would the new KIA EV 6 be like ,a new video has been launched by the brand which talks about the main impetus behind the car as well as the inspiration behind the brand EV 6. The trailer showcases Albert Biermann head of Research and Development who talks about how the KIA EV 6 was designed to give the driver more time , to give him/her the feeling of ease that would help in a pleasurable drive. The engineers behind the car also talked about the challenges they faced when the company leaped towards the 800v platform to charge the vehicle, they talked about how it would restrict their car to only 800v infrastructure, while the older 400v infrastructure is more widely present.
The engineer’s inculcated both the options in the car and had the main aim to reduce the charging times as well as Increase the driving range of the EV 6. To test the battery performance of the EV 6 the car was also regularly taken to Sweden for testing and the company subjected the Chassis to rigorous tests before considering it fit for production. The designers also spoke about how the EV 6 has taken design cues from the stinger GT and would provide much more efficiency and power than a conventional vehicle.
Brochure Leaked Online
While KIA has been keeping all the features as well the variants of the car to be launched in India a secret a certain leak of the new Brochure might kill the excitement the brand wanted to develop. KIA would soon start taking bookings of their vehicle, the launch is expected to happen in June .Here are all the details form the Brochure leaked Online as well .
The brochure breaks the news that the KIA EV 6 would be sold in two variants in India the GT line and the GT line AWD. The EV -6 would be complete CBU unit, hence would be priced high.The car has a big role to play , it would be the first EV vehicle launched by KIA in the Indian market hence it has been given every creature comfort possible.
In safety department The EV6 will come with 8 airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, an Anti-lock braking system, Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Multi Collision Braking, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Management, Emergency Stop Signals, front and rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
The car would also come with advance active driver aids such as KIA will be offering Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Collision Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Avoidance, Lane Follow Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Driver Attention Warning and Adaptive Cruise control with Stop and go functionality.
Gt line Variant Features
The India bound variant being the GT line variant , it would have sporty elements , 19-inch crystal cut alloy wheels , Flush Door Hand;es, LED tail lamps with sequential turn indicators and light bar, rear spoiler electric sunroof ,LED fog lamps, Solar Glass and 64 color ambient lighting. There is also a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, vegan leather-wrapped steering wheel, anti-glare rear view mirror, sporty alloy pedals, metal scuff plates, ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control, multiple drive modes, wireless charger, 10-way adjustable driver seat with memory function, rain-sensing wipers, smart key with push-button to start/stop etc.
Other features include Shift by wire, LED headlamps with adaptive driving beam, dual 12.3-inch curved screens, electronic parking brake with auto hold, paddle shifters for brake regeneration, connected car features and much more.
The gt line AWD version would also get an electric all wheel drive, Powered Tailgate, a heads up display with augmented reality and a sound system form meridian.
The car would come with 5 color choices Yacht Blue, Aurora Black Pearl, Runway Red, Snow White Pearl and Moonscape. The interior is offered only in a single color while the Indian trailer showcases green ascents all over the interior
Battery Size and Driving Range
The battery size of the KIA EV6 is 77.4 kWh. It can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in 18 minutes if charged with an 350 kW fast charger. Else, it will take 73 minutes using a 50 kWh charger. The WLTP-rated driving range is 528 km. In the global markets, there is also a smaller 58 kWh battery pack available.
Power and Torque Output
The rear-wheel drive configuration comes with a single electric motor. It produces 229 Ps of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The all-wheel drive version produces 325 Ps of max power and 605 Nm of peak torque. KIA claims that EV6 can hit a ton in 3.5 seconds. Only thing left to see now would be the reception KIA get for the vehicle when booking open