Kia EV6 goes official with a 58 kWh and a 77.4 kWh optional battery pack, 2WD and AWD options

30 March 2021, 04:52:43

Kia EV6 goes official with a 58 kWh and a 77.4 kWh optional battery pack, 2WD and AWD optionsThe EV6 is Kia's first car to be based on the company's dedicated new platform for battery electric vehicles. The electric crossover is also the first dedicated BEV launched under the new Kia design philosophy "Opposites United" which displays a future-oriented EV design characterized by high-tech details. It is powered exclusively by electric energy, with a choice of multiple long-range, zero-emissions powertrain configurations. The 800V charging capability means EV6 can go from 10 to 80 percent battery charge in just 18 minutes, while the GT version, engineered to inspire consumers with exciting driving performance, can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 260 km/h.

The EV6 is the first dedicated BEV produced by Kia using the all-new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), and forms the first part of Kia's transition to the new era of electrification under the new brand slogan, "Movement that inspires". It also begins the mid-to-long term strategy for BEVs, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid electric (HEV) vehicles to make up 40 percent 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. Kia plans to strengthen its EV lineup with 11 new BEV models by 2026 - seven built on E-GMP architecture, and four derivative EVs based on existing models.

"EV6 is the embodiment of the new Kia. It is born to inspire every journey, through bold design, progressive engineering, innovative technologies, and exciting electric performance," Ho Sung Song, Kia’s President & CEO said. "EV6 also represents the beginning of Kia’s long-term commitment to sustainable mobility, accelerating the transition not only to clean transportation, but also products, materials and manufacturing."

The EV6 will be produced in South Korea. It will go on-sale in select global markets starting from the second half of 2021, with online reservations beginning from March 30 in some markets.

The EV6 offers buyers a choice of multiple fully-electric, zero-emission powertrain configurations, including long-range (77.4 kWh) and standard-range (58.0 kWh) high-voltage battery packs. EV6 GT-line is available with both long-range and standard-range battery packs, while EV6 GT features the long-range battery pack only. This is Kia's first electric vehicle to be available with two-wheel (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) options - the latter offering enhanced dynamic capability in even the most challenging conditions.

The 2WD 77.4 kWh EV6 can travel over 510 kilometers (316 miles) on a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle. With a maximum 605 Nm torque available on the AWD version, the EV6 can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds. The 77.4 kWh battery pack is paired with a 168 kW (229ps) electric motor powering the rear wheels, and for AWD models a 239 kW (325 ps) electric motor powers the front and rear wheels.

The 58.0 kWh EV6 can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, with a maximum 605 Nm torque available on the AWD version. The 58.0 kWh battery pack is paired with a 125 kW electric motor powering the rear wheels, and for AWD models a 173 kW electric motor powers the front and rear wheels.

Equipped with 430kW dual motors, the EV6 GT takes electric performance to another level. With a maximum 740Nm torque, the AWD GT version accelerates from 0-to-100 km/h in an eye-watering 3.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 260 km/h (preliminary development targets). With the addition of electronic-Limited Slip Differential software to the EV6 GT version only, drivers will enjoy confident control and dynamic ride and handling in all conditions.

The EV6 offers 800V and 400V charging capabilities, without the need for additional components or adapters. The car is capable of a high-speed charge from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes on all variations or a top-up charge of 100km of driving range in less than four and a half minutes when pairing 2WD with the 77.4-kWh battery option.

The car's charging system is more flexible than previous generation BEVs thanks to an Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU). The ICCU enables a new vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, which is capable of discharging energy from the vehicle battery. The V2L function can supply up to 3.6kW of power and is capable, as an example, of operating a 55-inch television and air conditioner simultaneously for more than 24 hours. The system is also able to charge another EV, if needed.

With more than 35% charge left in the battery, the EV6 can tow items weighing up to 1,600 kg. Together with the V2L function, EV6 owners can take everything they need on an outdoor adventure with friends and family and do it all with zero emissions.

The EV6 is fitted with energy-recuperation technologies to maximize driving range. This includes Kia's latest-generation energy-efficient heat pump, which scavenges waste heat from the car’s coolant system. This ensures that at minus seven degrees Celsius the car can achieve 80% of the range that would be possible at 25 degrees Celsius.

Also featured is the latest generation of Kia's smart regenerative braking system, which is operated by paddle shifters behind the steering wheel so drivers can quickly and easily slow the car and recuperate kinetic energy to maximize driving range and efficiency. Drivers can choose from six regenerative braking levels (none, 1 to 3, ‘i-PEDAL’, or auto mode), depending on the desired level of energy recuperation. The system’s ‘i-PEDAL’ driving mode also allows the car to harvest the maximum amount of energy from its brakes, and enables the driver to bring the car to a gentle halt without needing to push the brake pedal.

EV6 introduces a suite of technologies that enhance safety, connectivity and infotainment. They are designed to make travelling safer, easier and less stressful. The high-tech infotainment system includes 12-inch dual screens. Curved displays applied to EV6 have thin film panels that utilize new structure and advanced technology for reducing impact of light. The cluster and infotainment system are connected as if they were wrapped around one body with a reinforced glass. Extending from the steering wheel to the center of the car, it displays a digital cluster in front of the driver, and infotainment system above the center console.

The EV6 also features an augmented reality (AR) head-up display system, which projects driving information onto the base of the windscreen in the driver’s line of sight. The system displays alerts from the car’s Advanced Driver Assistance System, details of vehicle speed, and turn-by-turn navigation instructions.

The latest version of Kia's innovative connected car system Kia Connect, previously named UVO, is included, featuring a range of Kia real time services and over-the-air (OTA) updates. Accessible through the touchscreen, Kia Connect allows users to find locations and pricing of EV charging points, view their vehicle’s charging status, plan smart charging schedules and check the range radius based on the remaining charge.

A powerful 14-speaker Meridian surround audio system is also available, a first for a Kia BEV and delivering a truly immersive sound experience. The 14-speaker audio system has been engineered by the experts at Meridian and features several of the British audio pioneer’s proprietary digital signal processing (DSP) technologies. Meridian’s core sound philosophy has been integrated into the EV6 allowing customers to enjoy natural, lifelike and authentic audio on the move. The speaker system also offers Active Sound Design (ASD), a newly-developed feature by Kia which provides drivers with audible feedback to the speed that the car is travelling and controlled via a user interface.

The EV6 offers class-leading levels of safety and convenience thanks to its enhanced suite of driver assistance systems (ADAS). They help to reduce many of the inherent hazards and stresses of driving, protecting occupants and other road users on every journey.

Safe Exit Assist (SEA) helps people avoid collisions with a rear side vehicle when exiting EV6. When the occupant opens the door to exit the vehicle after a stop, the system provides a warning if an approaching vehicle from the rear side is detected. SEA also helps keep the rear door closed through operation of the electronic child lock.

Lane Following Assist (LFA) helps center the vehicle in the lane. When driving, LFA can be switched on and off with the press of a button.

Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) helps maintain a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead when driving on a highway and also helps center the vehicle in the lane, even through a curve. In case of an adjacent vehicle driving in close proximity, HDA 2 assists to adjust the EV6’s path, so to avoid any possible risk of collision. Also, with the driver’s hands on the steering wheel and above a certain speed, a click of the indicator stalk will move the car into the corresponding lane.

Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) helps remotely park or exit a parking spot with the driver operating EV6 from outside the vehicle.

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Length: 199.2 in / 5060 mm
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Height: 59.3 in / 1505 mm
Curb weight: 5081.66 lb / 2305 kg
Electric motor #1: 250 kW, 430 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 192 kW, 365 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 81.2 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2024 BMW i5 eDrive40

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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 199.2 in / 5060 mm
Width: 74.8 in / 1900 mm
Height: 59.6 in / 1515 mm
Curb weight: 4695.85 lb / 2130 kg
Electric motor: 250 kW, 430 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 81.2 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

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Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
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Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4398.22 lb / 1995 kg
Electric motor #1: 235 kW @ 5075 rpm, 420 Nm @ 325 - 4800 rpm, Location: Rear
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Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4362.95 lb / 1979 kg
Electric motor #1: 220 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 158 kW @ 8275 rpm, 163 Nm @ 125 - 6375 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 82.1 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2023 Tesla Model 3

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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4047.69 lb / 1836 kg
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Battery: 82.1 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2023 Tesla Model 3

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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4034.46 lb / 1830 kg
Electric motor #1: 208 kW @ 6700 rpm, 330 Nm @ 325 - 5500 rpm, Location: Rear
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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
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Battery: 82.1 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4034.46 lb / 1830 kg
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Length: 199.1 in / 5057 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
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Curb weight: 5740.84 lb / 2604 kg
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Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 199.1 in / 5057 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.1 in / 1680 mm
Curb weight: 5630.61 lb / 2554 kg
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Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2023 Tesla Model S

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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 197.7 in / 5021 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 197.7 in / 5021 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.3 in / 1431 mm
Curb weight: 4883.24 lb / 2215 kg
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Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.9 in / 5052 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
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Curb weight: 5740.84 lb / 2604 kg
Location: Rear
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Battery: 99 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

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Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.9 in / 5052 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
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Curb weight: 5630.61 lb / 2554 kg
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Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Tesla Model S

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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.3 in / 1431 mm
Curb weight: 4883.24 lb / 2215 kg
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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
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