Kia EV6 Will Be The Carmaker's Safest Offering In India With A Perfect 5-star Euro NCAP Score

The India-spec EV6 will be similarly equipped as the Euro-spec model with multiple airbags and active safety tech

  • The EV6 scored 90 and 86 percent for adult and child safety, respectively.

  • Active safety features such as auto emergency braking and lane keep assist present. 

  • It’ll have a WLTP range of up to 450km from its 77.4kWh battery pack. 

  • Official bookings to begin tomorrow ahead of the EV6’s launch on June 2. 

It seems that Kia’s next launch in India will be its safest yet. The Kia EV6 has achieved a perfect 5-star score in the latest round of crash tests conducted by the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP). The India-spec model will be a fully-built (CBU) import, so it’ll get a similar set of active and passive safety systems. 

How safe is the Kia EV6? 

The Kia EV6 scored 90 percent for adult occupant protection and 86 percent for that of child occupants in the Euro NCAP crash tests. It offers safety features such as front, side, curtain and front centre airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, front seatbelt pretensioners, stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and stability management (VSM) as standard. The Euro-spec model also gets a mandatory centre airbag and rear passenger seatbelt reminder, but these features are unlikely to be offered in the India-spec EV6. 

It offered good protection to front and rear passengers’ heads in the frontal and side crash tests. Even in the Mobile Progressive Barrier test (which simulates a head-on collision), the EV6 managed to offer good protection for its driver’s thighs, pelvis and feet. The driver’s shin and chest had “marginal” protection. 

For child safety, the Kia EV6 offers ISOFIX child seat mounts on the outer rear seats. It offered good protection in the frontal impact tests. In the sideways crashes, the EV6 offered “marginal” protection to the head of the child, but good protection in all other aspects. 

Kia EV6 Active Safety And Driver Assistance Features 

The Kia EV6 will come with a slew of active safety features such as lane-keeping assist, intelligent speed limit assist (ISLA), a 360-degree camera and forward collision avoidance (also known as auto emergency braking, or AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection. Euro NCAP rated the EV6 at 64 percent for the safety of vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists) and the safety assist tech was given a score of 87 percent.

In India, the Kia EV6 will come with an augmented reality system that displays to help you navigate better using the head-up display (HUD). It’ll also get an adaptive cruise control system, a driver attention monitoring system, blind spot detection and a parking assist system. 

The electric car will be offered with a 77.4kWh battery pack good for up to 450km of driving range. You can find out more about its specs, features and launch timeline in our stories below: 

Kia EV6 front action shot on a racetrack

A limited stock of EV6 electric vehicles will be available to book from tomorrow onwards, ahead of the official launch on June 2, 2022. The EV6 is expected to be priced at around Rs 65 lakh to Rs 70 lakh (ex-showroom), and it’ll rival upcoming electric vehicles such as the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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