Kia’s first all-electric vehicle, EV6 is under test, as images of the car emerged on the internet. Sources report that the EV6 test mule doing round in Hyderabad is in the GT trim. The model made its debut last year and is quite popular in the international market. The Kia EV6 shares its E-GMP platform with the Hyundai Ioniq, and the brand plans to bring it as a CBU (Completely Built-Up Unit) model. Hence, it will be the company’s most expensive model in the country. The EV6 follows the company’s new ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy. Earlier reports suggest that Kia may launch the EV6 by June 2022.
Kia EV6 – Powertrain and Variants
The electric SUV is available in three trim levels – Standard, GT Line and GT. The brand could offer two battery pack configurations – 58 kWh for the standard range and 77.4 kWh for the long range. Power is sent to the wheels by a 2WD or AWD system.
The 55 kWh battery pack with a single motor makes 170 PS and is available in 2WD. While with dual motors and AWD, the EV6 makes 235 PS of power. Similarly, the 77.4 kWh battery pack is available with a single motor in 2WD and dual motors with AWD. The larger battery pack makes 230 PS with a single motor. On the other hand, the dual motors make 325 PS of power.
The performance-oriented GT variant is only available with the larger 77.4 kWh battery pack. The EV6 GT is only available with dual motors and AWD. It has a total output of 585 PS and a whopping 740 NM of torque. Kia claims a 0-100kmph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 260kmph.
Kia EV6 – Battery Charging
The Kia EV6 features an 800-volt and 400-volt electric architecture, enabling fast charging. With a supported fast charger, it can top up from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. It takes only four and a half minutes for adding 100kms of range to the electric vehicle. It features Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) and is more flexible than the previous generation of electric cars. The system also supports V2L (Vehicle to Load), allowing electricity to be drawn from the vehicle to power appliances or to charge another electric vehicle.
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