Kia has announced the pricing and availability of its first dedicated electric vehicle, the EV6. The EV6 is a sleek and spacious crossover that offers a range of features and options to suit different tastes and budgets. The new Kia EV6 is expected to arrive in the US in early 2024, with a starting price of $40,665.
What Makes the EV6 Stand Out?
The EV6 is Kia’s flagship model for its new Plan S strategy, which aims to increase its share of electric vehicles to 40% by 2030. The EV6 is built on a new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which allows for a flat floor and a spacious cabin. The EV6 also boasts a fast-charging capability, which can replenish up to 80% of the battery in just 18 minutes.
The EV6 comes in four trim levels: EV6, EV6 GT-Line, EV6 GT, and EV6 First Edition. The base EV6 offers a rear-wheel drive (RWD) configuration with a 58 kWh battery and an estimated range of 210 miles. The EV6 GT-Line and EV6 GT offer a dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration with a 77.4 kWh battery and an estimated range of 265 miles. The EV6 GT is a performance-oriented model with a whopping 576 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.
The Kia EV6 First Edition is a limited-edition model that will be available for reservation starting on October 27, 2023. The First Edition will have the same AWD configuration as the GT-Line but with some exclusive features such as a dual-pane sunroof, a 14-speaker Meridian sound system, and an augmented reality head-up display (AR HUD). The First Edition will also have a unique color scheme of Steel Gray Matte with black or green seats.
How Much Does the EV6 Cost?
The pricing of the Kia EV6 varies depending on the trim level and the options selected. Here is a breakdown of the base prices for each trim level, excluding the destination charge of $1,175:
- Kia EV6: $40,665
- Kia EV6 GT-Line: $48,965
- Kia EV6 GT: $58,365
- Kia EV6 First Edition: $55,565
The Kia EV6 is eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 and state and local incentives, depending on the location. Kia also offers a complimentary charging program for the Kia EV6 buyers, which includes one year of unlimited charging at Electrify America stations.
Why Should You Consider the EV6?
The Kia EV6 is a compelling option for anyone looking for a stylish and affordable electric crossover that can compete with the likes of Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Hyundai Ioniq 5. The EV6 offers a blend of performance, efficiency, technology, and design, making it stand out. The EV6 also benefits from Kia’s reputation for quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.
If you are interested in the EV6, you can visit Kia’s website to learn more about the features and specifications of each trim level. You can also sign up for updates and notifications about the availability and reservation process of the Kia EV6. The Kia EV6 is expected to hit the US market in early 2024, so don’t miss this opportunity to get behind the wheel of Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle.