The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 is a groundbreaking electric vehicle that sets the standard for the future of sustainable transportation. The 2022 Kia EV6 is packed with cutting-edge technology and features an innovative design that is sure to turn heads. With a starting price of just $39,995, the EV6 is an affordable option for eco-conscious consumers.
The 2022 Kia EV6 is a small crossover/hatchback and the first electric vehicle in the 2022 Kia Ev6 line-up to be built from the ground up. This means that unlike the Niro EV (the electric version of the Niro Hybrid) the EV6 enjoys the advantage of being designed as an EV from the start.
Given the car’s neat overall size, Kia didn’t need to worry about the engine or other legacy components, giving the EV6 its uniquely sleek styling and relatively roomy seats.
The 2022 Kia EV6 Light uses a 58-kilowatt-hour battery pack and a 167-horsepower electric motor to power the rear wheels and has an EPA-estimated range of 232 miles. Standard features include 19-inch wheels with LED exterior lights a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch central touchscreen heated front panel.
The EV6 shares most of its EV tech with the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Like the Ioniq 5 it is compatible with the latest superfast public DC fast charging stations.
What does that mean? In optimal conditions, What Kia says, you can top up 70 miles in less than five minutes and charge from 10 percent to Charges 80% of the battery in 18 minutes when using the 350 kW charger. Unfortunately, these 350 kW plants are very rare. Even so, you can consider the EV6 to be future-proof, with more powerful fast-charging capabilities coming in years to come.
From behind the wheel, there’s a lot to like about the EV6. In rear- and all-wheel-drive form, wheel, acceleration is quick enough to keep you in your seat, but it doesn’t reorganize your internal organs like some other EVs. Passengers will love it too, but thanks to a smooth ride quality.
You’ll still feel a lot of small bumps and seams on the road, but even moderate potholes don’t send harsh bumps into the cabin.
EV6 can be equipped with a single electric motor mounted on the rear axle or electric motors mounted on two axles, and can be configured with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. While the all-wheel-drive model has a larger battery pack with a combined 320 or 576 horsepower, axles, the base rear-drive model has a smaller battery pack battery and only 167 horses.
Opting for a larger battery boosts the rear-drive EV6’s total system output to 225 horses. We drove the GT-Line AWD in Europe and enjoyed its satisfying acceleration agility and adjustable regenerative braking settings.
On our test track, the 320-horsepower GT-Line The model managed a brisk 4.5-second zero-to-60-mph time. Those looking for maximum straight-line performance will love the 576-horsepower GT, which has an estimated zero-to-60-mph time of less than 3.5 seconds.
The Kia EV6 is available in two battery sizes: 58.0-kWh and 77.4-kWh packs. Obviously, the largest of these will provide longer mileage. The smaller standard battery has an EPA-rated range of 232 miles; the larger long-range battery is EPA-certified for up to 310 miles of range.
With operating voltage, The 800-volt Kia says its battery can be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in 18 minutes when plugged into a 350-kilowatt fast charger. The same setup is said to add 70 miles in less than 5 minutes. The 11 kW on-board charger is expected to recharge the battery from 10% to 100% in 7 hours, connect to a Class 2 outlet.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
Each single-motor EV6 has a combined EPA rating of up to 117 MPGe; dual-motor variants are rated at 105 MPGe. Once we can test both settings on a 75-mph highway route as part of our extensive testing regimen, we can evaluate their real-world efficiency. More about EV6 Fuel economy, visit the EPA website.
The EV6’s suspension isn’t quite as comfortable as some of its competitors. On the road the EV6 picks up road imperfections and feeds them straight into the cabin and the constant bumps and bumps get old quickly. The EV6’s cabin is also slightly louder than some of its days, namely the Ioniq 5 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.
After a long few days, the competitors, ears stand out as another area that benefits from improvements. The head restraint sticks out so far that your head can’t be fully tilted back. Our riders also questioned the EV6’s lack of lumbar support adjustability.
The interior design and layout of the EV6 is not as bold as the exterior, but the configuration and features look more attractive and futuristic than any other current Kia model. Although the centre console doesn’t slide back and forth and there are no front seat footrests like the one pictured above, The upcoming Ioniq 5 EV6 combines high-tech content such as a digitized dashboard with practical elements such as a floating centre console with rich storage solutions and a large bin below it.
Other prominent touches are the two-tone two-spoke steering wheel the prominent start button The gold trim on the centre console and throughout the cockpit is tasteful. The EV6 has a flat floor and a wheelbase as long as the three-row midsized Kia Telluride, so passenger space is generous.
There’s also 28 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats for a total of 54 cubes The rear seat backs fold flat. There’s also more storage under the front boot, but not as much as expected.
The EV6’s infotainment system is flexible and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with USB connectivity, making it easy to use even while driving. Unfortunately, the Meridian sound system in our test car distorted music at higher volumes and never delivered full bass. It’s a big step from Bose The system in the EV6’s brother, the Ioniq 5.
The Kia also had some trouble with its lane centring system, which struggled to keep the EV6 in the middle of its lane and the adaptive cruise control used to stop cars parked on the side of the road. However, blind spot monitoring works well and uses Kia’s Highway Driving Assist in slow rush hour traffic provides welcome relief.
The infotainment system operates via a 12.0-inch touchscreen, which is an extension of the EV6’s 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster. However, the design and performance of the menu structure and navigation are not impressive.
In addition to being able to receive over-the-air updates and respond to a myriad of Voice Command, The system includes popular features such as Apple CarPlay Android Auto wireless smartphone charging and Wi-Fi hotspot. Additionally, the stereo can be upgraded to an available Meridian unit with 14 speakers.
The EV6 offers a paltry 24.4 cubic feet of luggage space with the rear seats up. Both Ford Tesla, Hyundai and VW allow you to put more in the rear hatch area. The front boot like the Ioniq 5 is so small it barely fits a laptop bag.
Smaller items are better stored. There are useful door cabinets and the centre console is suitable for storing larger items including handbags and even grocery bags.
Parents will find that the generous legroom in the rear passenger area is also a boon for installing car seats for their children. All in all, although If space is at the top of your wish list, the EV6’s competitors have done a slightly better job of offering storage solutions.
Kia equips the EV6 with a variety of standard driver-assist technologies, including automatic emergency braking and automatic high beams. Several other optional assists can be added for a more secure experience. For more information on EV6 crash test results, visit National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IHS) websites. Key security features include:
The EV6 GT-Line we tested was equipped with features like a 360-degree parking camera a head-up display and blind-spot monitoring.
The EV6 is priced on par with its Ford and Hyundai rivals, but there are areas where the EV6 doesn’t quite stack up. Interior quality Materials don’t quite cut it at this price, and buyers may notice a bland sound system.
Kia’s warranty is one of the best in the business. It offers a 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty for its electric vehicles, including battery packs. You also get five years/60,000 miles of basic rust and curb coverage.
The Kia EV6 is a new all-electric SUV from the Korean carmaker. It’s the first model to wear the company’s new “e-GMP” badge, denoting its all-electric powertrain.
The EV6 is available in two different battery sizes: a standard 77.4-kWh unit and a long-range 99.8-kWh pack. It has a single electric motor that produces up to 168 horsepower and is mounted on the front axle. All-wheel drive is optional and adds a second electric motor with 139 hp that powers the rear wheels.
The EV6 has a claimed range of up to 310 miles with the long-range battery. Kia says it will offer fast charging that can add 186 miles of range in just 18 minutes. Pricing for the EV6 starts at $45,100 (including destination charges) for the base model with the standard battery pack. The long-range version starts at $50,500.
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