Futuristic EV for India: Kia EV 6

If you were looking for an electic car that looks premium and has futuristic features the Kia EV 6 is the car for you.

Being an EV admirer I love to see the innovations EV manufacturers are making that can help us to switch from ICE ( Internal Combustion Engines) vehicles to EVs. Kia is a new brand that has come into the Indian market with great cars and insane specifications. I believed it was important to share the company’s offerings and unique characteristics in Kia EV 6.

Hyundai Motor Group is the parent company of Kia. Kia is a South Korean company, additionally, they launched their first car in India in 2019 and they gained popularity for their car’s specifications.

So in this article, I will take you through the features and specifications of the EV 6. Here is a glimpse of the topics we have covered:

  • Dimensions
  • Battery specifications
  • Motor specifications
  • Design features
  • Colour options
  • Safety features
  • ADAS features
  • Technology features
  • Price of Kia EV 6

Dimensions of Kia EV 6

Kia EV 6 is a sporty-looking EV that has an overall height and length of 1570mm and 4695mm respectively. The car has a beautiful tail light which resembles Aston Martin DBX.

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Overall Height1570mm
Overall Length4695mm
Overall Width1890mm
Wheelbase2900 mm
Max Tyre235/55 R19- 48.74 cm (19”)

Battery Specifications and the Range of Kia EV 6

Range of Kia 6
Range of Kia 6

Let’s have a look at the battery features of this power-packed car. It has a capacity of 77.4 kWh and has a lithium-ion battery. Additionally, it has a range of 708 km Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

Battery capacity77.4 kWh Lithium ion
DC Fast Charge (10%-80%) – 350 kW18 minutes
DC Fast Charge (10%-80%) – 50 kW73 minutes
Range (WLTP)528km
Range (ARAI)708km

Motor Features of Kia EV 6

Kia offers two types of variants for its EV 6 first one is rear-wheel drive and the second one is all-wheel drive.

MotorPermanent magnet synchronous motor
DriveRear Wheel Drive
Max power (hp)229
Max Torque (Nm)350
Automatic transmissionYes
0-100kmph (claimed)7.3 sec

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MotorDual Permanent magnet synchronous motor
DriveAll Wheel Drive
Max power (hp)100hp (front)/ 225hp (rear)/ 325hp(combined)
Max Torque (Nm)255Nm (front)/ 350Nm (rear)/ 605Nm(combined)
Automatic transmissionYes
0-100kmph (claimed)5.2 sec

Additional Features of Kia EV 6

So you might be as curious as me to know about the design, safety, and color option, so let’s deep dive into it.

Seating capacity5
SuspensionMcpherson strut (Front) & Multilink (Rear)
BrakesDisc – All Wheels

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Design Features of Kia EV 6

Kia EV 6 is beautifully designed and offers a chiseled aerodynamic body. The most eye-catching thing is its long tail light. Additionally, you will love the pixeled-looking LED lights.

Design of Kia 6
Design of Kia 6
  • GT Line design elements
  • R19 – 48.74 cm (19″) Crystal cut alloys
  • Body-colored door garnish
  • Beltline high glossy
  • Body-colored exterior flush door handles
  • Connected LED tail lamps with sequential indicators
  • Daytime running lights with sequential indicators
  • Rear spoiler
  • LED rear fog lamps
  • Wide electric sunroof
  • Solar glass – UV cut (All Glass)
  • Black suede seats with vegan leather bolsters
  • 64-color ambient mood lighting
  • Tilt & Telescopic steering wheel
  • Vegan leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Metal scuff plates
  • Sporty alloy pedals
  • Auto Anti-glare (ECM) inside the rearview mirror with Kia connect controls

Colour Options in Kia EV 6

It comes with five color options:

  • Snow White Pearl
  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Runway Red
  • Yacht Blue
  • Moonscape

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Safety Features in Kia EV 6

One of the crucial points about the car is its safety features. Let’s talk about the safety aspect Kia provides:

  • 8 Airbags
  • All-wheel disc brakes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • MCBA (Multi Collision Brake Assist)
  • BAS (Brake Assistant System)
  • VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
  • ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
  • Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
  • Front & Rear Parking sensors
  • ISOFIX Child Anchor

ADAS Features

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are the new age technology used to avoid collisions cars. These are the features Kia offers:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) Car
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) Pedestrian
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) Cyclist
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) Junction Turning
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
  • Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Avoidance Assist (RCTA)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Lane Follow Assist (LFA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with stop & go functionality

Convenience Features

Comfort is one of the most important aspects when you are purchasing a car. Kia EV 6 offers lots of customization for the driver as well as for the passengers. I have provided a detailed list of the features:

  • Electric adjust & folding outside mirrors
  • Steering mounted controls
  • 60:40 split remote folding rear seats
  • Front one-touch auto up / down power windows
  • Ventilated driver & passenger seats
  • 10-way driver power seat with memory function
  • 10-way front passenger power seat
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioner
  • Multi-drive modes (Normal/ Eco/ Sport)
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • 4 Speakers, 2 Tweeters
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • Rear defogger
  • Tire mobility kit (TMK)
  • Smartphone wireless charger

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Technology Features

  • Dual LED headlamps with adaptive driving beam
  • Shift by wire
  • 31.24 cm (12.3″) Curved driver display screen
  • 31.24 cm (12.3″) Curved touchscreen navigation
  • Electronic park brake with auto hold function
  • Paddle shifters (Regeneration)
  • Relaxation Driver & Passenger seats
  • Vehicle to Load
  • Kia Connect with 60+ Features

Price of Kia EV 6

Kia EV is a premium car from the house of Kia motors so its price is on the higher end.

  • The base variant GT Line starts at Rs 59,95,000. ( Ex-showroom price: Delhi )
  • The base variant of GT Line AWD starts at Rs 64,95,000. ( Ex-showroom price: Delhi )
Price of Kia 6
Price of Kia 6

Conclusion

If you are looking for a premium EV with great performance and amazing road presence you can go for Kia EV 6. The work of art can be clearly seen in this car plus it has a great road presence.

It offers a great combo of performance and looks highly recommended if you want a car for your family with stylish looks and looking for long outings it will be a game changer as it has a great boot space and is built very practically not just in terms of looks.

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