The hotly-anticipated 2022 Kia EV6 is not far away from landing in our Tynan Sutherland showroom this March 2022. Customers will have a choice of one long-range battery and two variants with allocations said to be limited.
All EV6 models in Australia will be “initially” powered by the larger of two batteries available overseas, a 77.4kWh pack, paired to a choice of single-motor rear-wheel-drive or dual-motor all-wheel-drive configurations – mirroring its Hyundai Ioniq 5 twin, also offered in Australia only with the larger of two battery sizes, initially in two allocations of up to 400 cars.
Single-motor models use a 168kW/350Nm electric motor, good for a 7.3-second 0-100km/h time, and up to 528km of claimed driving range according to Europe’s WLTP test cycle. Meanwhile, dual-motor models develop 239kW/605Nm combined, translating to a 5.2-second 0-100km/h time and up to 505km of range.
For comparison, the related Ioniq 5 develops 165kW/350Nm and 225kW/605Nm in single- and dual-motor forms – owing to its smaller 72.6kWh battery, which can supply less energy – for 0-100km/h times of 7.4 and 5.2 seconds respectively, and 451-431km of WLTP range.
Details of equipment levels are yet to be confirmed, however expect plenty of standard kit to match its flagship positioning, including dual 12.3-inch interior screens, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail-lights, leather upholstery, heated seats, climate control, and a full suite of active safety technology including adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, and lane following assist.