The Kia EV6 Is Doing Not Too Bad For Itself In India

  • Nov 1, 2022
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The premium EV has been delivered to over 150 buyers, already higher than the initial allocation of 100 units for the Indian market for 2022

  • Kia EV6 is a premium EV that rivals the Volvo XC40 Recharge. 

  • It’s offered in RWD and AWD variants with up to 528km claimed range. 

  • It offers premium equipment such as a 14-speaker Meridian sound system and powered tailgate. 

  • EV6 is imported as a CBU, prices start at Rs 59.95 lakh (ex-showroom). 

Kia has begun delivering began delivering the EV6 to customers, starting in October 2022. According to the carmaker, 152 units of the segment-bending premium EV were delivered, already higher than the 100 units allocated for the Indian market at launch.

Kia EV6 specs and features 

Kia’s flagship vehicle in India is offered in two variants, GT-Line RWD (rear-wheel drive) and GT-Line AWD (all-wheel drive). The base RWD is powered by a 229PS e-motor, while the AWD model has an output of 325PS.

Regardless of the variant, the EV6 gets a 77.4kWh battery pack that’s good for a claimed range of over 500km.

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The Kia EV6 is brimming with premium features such as dual 12.3-inch displays for driver’s instrumentation and infotainment, an augmented reality head-up display (HUD), 14-speaker Meridian sound system, powered tailgate and panoramic sunroof. It even has V2L (vehicle-to-load) tech for charging other EVs (such as e-bikes) or powering devices and appliances. 

Kia EV6 is a CBU vehicle 

The Kia EV6 is imported as a completely built-up unit (CBU), so it’s subjected to the steepest taxes and custom duties. It costs Rs 59.95 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India) onwards, higher than its locally assembled rival, the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Other competitors of the EV6 include BMW’s i4 electric sedan and upcoming EVs such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5.  

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