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Kia India’s First EV Gets a Launch Date And It Isn’t Too Far-Off


The EV6, whose bookings are slated to commence from May 26, will be a limited, CBU offering

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  • Kia EV6 will be a fully imported offering.
  • It will be based on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform.
  • Will get a 77.4kWh battery pack, RWD and AWD powertrain options.
  • Has a WLTP-claimed range of up to 528km.
  • Prices likely to start from Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom).

Kia India is all set to launch its first all-electric offering, the swanky EV6, on June 02. Pre-launch bookings will commence on May 26 and the EV will initially be limited to 100 fully imported units. The all-electric vehicle will be offered with two drivetrain options and is expected to come in a fully-loaded ‘GT Line’ trim. 

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The EV6 will be the first model in India to be based on Hyundai’s dedicated electric vehicle platform, named the E-GMP, thanks to which, the EV6 is much more spacious and practical than your typical ICE car due to better packaging. Plus, it looks vogue and futuristic, giving it much more road presence. 

Also Read: Hyundai’s Second Electric Car For India To Be Luxury Hatchback

In terms of specifications, the EV6 will get both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive options in India. A 77.4kWh battery pack will be the mainstay and the EV will come with a claimed range of up to 528km (WLTP). Yes, it supports fast charging, but the talking point is its ability to power home appliances in case of a power outage. 

Take a look at the detailed specifications:

Parameters

Kia EV6 RWD

Kia EV6 AWD

Drivetrain

Single motor

Dual motors 

Power (PS)

229PS

325PS

Torque (Nm)

350Nm

605Nm

0-100kmph

7.3 seconds

5.2 seconds 

Top Speed

183kmph

186kmph

WLTP-Claimed Range 

Up to 528km

Up to 505km

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The Kia EV6 is expected to be priced from Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom), putting it in contention with the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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