Kia Motors will enter the EV segment in India with a premium crossover called the EV6. Electric crossovers are already being sold in the world market and have received very good response. Earlier, EV6 was seen in India but now it has been seen again. Media rumors say that Kia may launch EV6 in India by June 2022.
The video was first uploaded to Instagram by Autobiz. In the video, we can see an EV6 on the main road and it follows the pre-facelift MG ZS EV. From the video, we can see that the EV6 is a smart-looking car that turns a lot of heads on the road. In fact, some comments in the post say that people mistakenly call the EV6 Aston Martin DBX.
The EV6 is finished in a beautiful shade of steel matte gray which is really great to look at. We find similar paint shades on the Celtos X-Line. The EV6 comes with eight more color offers. However, we do not know what color Kia will bring to the Indian market.
Kia will bring the EV6 as a CBU or fully built unit. Due to this the price will be higher. The level and components of the equipment will be the same as what the Kia Global-Spec version offers. We do not expect any India-specific changes in the design of the Kia platform or crossover.
The manufacturer offers the EV6 in the form of two batteries. We don’t know who will bring it to India. Includes a 58 kWh battery and a 77.4 kWh battery pack. The 58 kWh spec produces 170 hp of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque. In this version, the battery is transferred to the rear wheel only and it is a single motor version. According to the WLTP cycle, its driving range is 400 km. You can also get a dual-motor version so that the power output is bumped up to 235 hp. Due to the dual-motor, you will now get all-wheel drive. This version can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 8.5 seconds.
Then there is the 77.4 kWh battery which produces a maximum power of 229 hp and the power is simply transferred to the rear wheels. Like the 58 kWh battery, you can get the more powerful all-wheel drive version with 321 hp of power output and 605 Nm of torque output. Due to the larger battery pack, the driving range has been reduced from 510 km and the acceleration time from 0-100 km to 5.2 seconds.
Kia will also launch a performance version of the EV6. It will be called the EV6 GT and will produce 585 hp of maximum power and 740 Nm of peak torque. The main competitors will be Porsche Taycan and Audi RS e-Tron GT. Both are being sold in Indian market but we don’t know if Kia will bring EV6 GT in our country.