Kia Motors will be entering the EV segment in India with a premium crossover called EV6. The electric crossover is already on sale in the global market and has received a very good response. Earlier, the EV6 was spotted in India now it has been spotted again. The media rumours suggest that Kia can launch the EV6 in India by June 2022.
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The video was first uploaded on Instagram by Autobizz. In the video, we can an EV6 going on the main road and it is followed by the pre-facelift MG ZS EV. From the video, we can see that the EV6 is a smart-looking car that turns a lot of heads on the road. In fact, some of the comments on the post say that people have mistaken the EV6 for an Aston Martin DBX.
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The EV6 is finished in a nice shade of Steel Matte Gray which looks really cool. We get a similar paint shade on the Seltos X-Line. There are eight more colours on offer with the EV6. However, we do not know what colours will Kia bring to the Indian market.
Kia will bring the EV6 as a CBU or Completely Built Unit. Because of this, it will be priced on the higher side. The equipment level and the components will be the same that Kia offers on the global-spec version. We are not expecting any India-specific changes that Kia will make to the platform or the design of the crossover.
The manufacturer offers the EV6 in two battery sizes. We do not know which one will Kia bring to India. There is a 58 kWh battery and a 77.4 kWh battery pack. The 58 kWh spec produces 170 hp of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. In this version, the battery is transferred to only the rear wheels and is a single motor version. It has a driving range of 400 km, according to the WLTP cycle. You can also get a dual-motor version in which the power output is bumped up to 235 hp. Because of dual-motors, you now get all-wheel drive. This version can go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 8.5 seconds.
Then there is the 77.4 kWh battery which produces 229 hp of max power and the power is transferred to the rear wheels only. Just like the 58 kWh battery, you can also get a more powerful all-wheel drive version in which the power output is increased to 321 hp and the torque output is 605 Nm. Because of the larger battery pack, the driving range is increased to 510 km and the 0-100 kmph acceleration time is decreased to 5.2 seconds.
Kia will also launch a performance version of the EV6. It will be called EV6 GT and will produce 585 hp of max power and a massive 740 Nm of peak torque. The main rivals will be Porsche Taycan and Audi RS e-Tron GT. Both of them are on sale in the Indian market but we do not know whether Kia will bring the EV6 GT to our country or not.
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