When pre-reservation customers opt to fulfil their order they will benefit from a tailored charging service, featuring one year’s free subscription to KiaCharge Plus, alongside access to Ionity’s pan-European ultra-rapid EV charging network.
Kia Motors (UK) Limited has also revealed basic pricing for the UK EV6 line-up. The baseline EV6 will start from £40,895, while sports-inspired EV6 GT-line models start from £43,895. Pricing for the high-performance GT model starts from £58,295. More detailed UK specifications will be announced from May 2021. UK deliveries of the new Kia EV6 will commence from October 2021, with the EV6 GT to follow in 2022.
The EV6 brings long-range, zero-emissions power, 800V ultra-fast charging and distinctive styling to the crossover SUV market. It is Kia’s first car to be based on the company’s dedicated new BEV platform, E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) and is powered exclusively by electric energy. It offers buyers a choice of multiple fully-electric, zero-emission powertrain configurations, including a long-range (77.4kWh) battery pack capable of travelling over 510 kilometres (316 miles) on a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle.
This pioneering crossover displays a future-oriented EV design characterised by high-tech details. 800V charging capability means EV6 can go from 10 to 80 per cent battery charge in just 18 minutes, while the GT version, engineered to inspire consumers with exciting driving performance, can accelerate from 0-to-100km/h in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 260km/h.
EV6 is the first of 11 new BEV models from Kia by 2026 - seven built on E-GMP architecture, and four derivative EVs based on existing models. It forms the first part of Kia’s transition to the new era of electrification under the new brand slogan, ‘Movement that inspires’. It also kicks off the company’s mid-to-long term strategy for BEVs, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid electric (HEV) vehicles to make up 40 per cent of Kia’s total sales by 2030, with an annual sales target of 1.6 million units for these eco-friendly models. As part of this, Kia aims to grow its BEV sales to 880,000 units in 2030 and become a top global seller.
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