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KIA EV6

The Kia EV6 is the first all-electric SUV in the brand's lineup. With an all-electric drivetrain, the EV6 offers a powerful driving experience. Instant acceleration and plenty of torque make it easy to let loose on the road. It is designed with a sleek body and distinctive lights that give it a bold look. Here are our thoughts based on key factors of the EV6 all-electric SUV from KIA.


Performance

The Kia EV6 features the quick response of an electric motor capable of delivering 446 lb-ft torque for 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. An all-electric SUV that’s been designed to be able to handle whatever you throw at it - a powerful engine, impressive handling, sport suspension on the GT Trim, and with a low center of gravity.


KIA's first electric vehicle to utilize E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) architecture, a dedicated battery electric vehicle platform, that provides a lighter and stronger structure that utilizes significant amounts of high-strength steel - which helps better handling. It comes standard with RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) and multi-link rear suspension to deliver sporty handling.


A cold weather-ready electric vehicle with its features:

  • A Heat Pump, which helps preserve all-electric range in cold weather driving conditions

  • Standard heated front seats and available heated rear seats help keep you and your passengers comfortable

  • Heated steering wheel designed to warm your hands on cold days

  • Dual Motor e-All Wheel Drive

  • Standard remote start with cabin preconditioning

An all-electric SUV that needs more driving - less charging. A 310-mile EPA-estimated range that lets you explore far and wide with no worry about charging. Easier to find charging stations along the route because of the growing number of charging stations available in the US - this includes the DC fast chargers. An overnight recharge from home with an 11kW onboard charger that allows for a level 2 240V charging, by the time you wake up it is already fully charged. When it comes to charging credits, a free driving range of about 3000 - 3500 mile range, equivalent to 1000kWh charging credits.


Technology

The KIA EV6 tech features:

  • 12.3-inch Dual Panoramic Displays - providing a 24-inch of combined curved display for navigation, diagnostic, convenience, entertainment, and vehicle information features.

  • Augmented Reality Head-up Display - show safety information and route guides in the head-up display to help you keep your eyes on the road ahead of you.

  • Remote Smart Parking Assist - basically helps you park and exit parking spaces, remotely.

  • Dependable Connectivity - A KIA Connect App that connects to your KIA EV6 which helps you remotely manage charging, set cabin temperatures, and monitoring of energy consumption - is the key feature of this car. Also, wireless charging for your smartphone is available.

  • With up to 50.2 cu. ft. of rear cargo space with a standard Smart Power Tailgate - hands-free access to the cargo area for easy loading and unloading.

  • A towing capacity of up to 2300 lbs. - CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) Capability.

  • An onboard power generator that allows you to use EV6 to power compatible electric devices.

Safety

KIA EV6 comes standard with numerous safety features including

  • Blind-spot View Monitor - a system that displays a live feed of your blind spots in your panel when activated by your turn signal.

  • Surround View Monitor - a system that provides a bird's eye view of your surroundings to view when maneuvering your vehicle, this is useful when parallel parking.

  • Auto Emergency Braking - a system designed to help avoid potential collisions with oncoming vehicles when turning left through an intersection.

  • Highway Driving Assist 2 - a system designed that can assist with maintaining a predetermined speed and distance from the vehicle detected ahead of you and also can assist with steering wheel control when changing lanes with one touch button setting for speed.

  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist - a system that can help signal alerts to the driver or apply brakes to avoid a collision.

KIA EV6 Highlights

Capabilities and Comfort

  • 77.4 kWh Battery w/ up to 310 Miles of EPA-Estimated Range

  • 225 Horsepower & 258 lb-ft. of Torque

  • 800V System Ultra-Fast DC Charging Capability

  • 19-in Alloy Wheels, Black Finish

  • Vegan Leather Seat Trim

  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats

  • 8-way Power Passenger's Seat w/ 2-way Power Lumbar Adjustment

  • Onboard Power Generator

  • Towing ready, capable of up to 2,300 lbs.

Convenience and Innovation

  • 12.3-inch Dual Panoramic Displays w/ Navigation, Kia Connect and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

  • Meridian Premium Audio System w/ 14 Speakers

  • Wireless Phone Charger

  • Smart Key w/ Push Button Start & Remote Start

  • Dual-Zone Auto Climate Control

  • 5 USB Ports

  • Smart Power Tailgate

  • Available Technology Package

Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology

  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology w/ Junction Turning Detection

  • Blind Spot Detection Technology

  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

  • Lane Keeping & Following Assist Technology

  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go

  • Highway Driving Assist

  • Safe Exit Assist

  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors

All things considered, the KIA EV6 is a great choice for people who regularly drive long distances. Its range of driving range, relatively high top speed and strong acceleration give it an edge over its competitors. Plus, the fact that it’s all-electric means you won’t have to worry about gas prices. The KIA EV6 is rewarding to drive and looks better than many of its competitors. If you’re in need of a large vehicle that makes a statement when driving by, the EV6 should be on your list.


Reference:

https://www.kia.com/us/en/compare?model=EV6&year=2022

https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/electric-car-range-and-consumption-epa-vs-edmunds.html#:~:text=What%20is%20EPA%20estimated%20range,to%20the%20EPA's%20testing%20methodology.


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