Kia has revealed detailed specifications for its new EV6, with the top-spec GT version of the fresh all-electric model capable of hitting 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 3,5 seconds.
Will this newcomer be available in South Africa? Well, Kia SA has indicated a local introduction of the EV6 is under consideration and says at least one example will be brought in for evaluation. Time will tell, then.
This sleekly styled crossover, which is the first dedicated battery electric vehicle launched under Kia’s latest design philosophy (and the first to ride on the group’s new E-GMP architecture), will be offered with a number of powertrain configurations.
The South Korean firm says the EV6’s 800 V charging capability means it can go from 10 to 80 percent battery charge in “just 18 minutes” (this is interestingly the case for all battery variants), while the flagship GT version is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in a claimed 3,5 seconds, before topping out at 260 km/h.
Battery choices include a “long-range” 77,4 kWh unit and a “standard-range” 58,0 kWh pack. Interestingly, the new EV6 will be available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive guise (the latter featuring a motor on each axle).
The rear-driven 77,4 kWh version has a claimed range of “over 510 km” on a single charge (on the WLTP combined cycle, that is), with the motor offering 168 kW and 250 N.m. The AWD version, meanwhile, boasts peak outputs of 293 kW and 605 N.m. The 58,0 kWh EV6 makes 125 kW and 350 N.m in rear-wheel-drive guise and 173 kW and 605 N.m in all-paw form.
And the EV6 GT? Well, with the 77,4 kWh battery pack and AWD as standard, the flagship model generates a heady 430 kW and 740 N.m…