Kia EV6 launched in India at INR 59.95 lakh

Kia has launched its new electric crossover—the EV6–in India. The EV6, powered by a 77.4 kWh battery, has been launched in two variants: GT Line RWD and GT Line AWD, at a starting price of INR 59.95 lakh.

Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd, the authorised distributor of Kia vehicles in Nepal, has been planning to roll out the EV6 for the last six months. However, there is no official news regarding its launch in Nepal anytime soon.


Design

The EV comes with dual LED headlights with an adaptive driving beam, and LED DRLs at the front. On the rear, the EV gets a rear spoiler, LED combination lights, and fog lights. 

The EV6’s interior provides a premium feel with its environment-friendly design–the seats are made from recycled PETs and high-quality vegan leather or suede. 

The EV boasts a panoramic 24.6-inch curved display that includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch infotainment system. The infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and uses voice control. The ther connectivity features include bluetooth connection with voice recognition, a six-speaker audio system, and a wireless mobile phone charger.


Battery and performance

The EV6 GT Line is powered by the 77.4 kWh battery, which is mated to either a single or dial electric motor. The EV paired with the single motor gets Rear-Wheel Drivetrain (RWD) that generates a power of 226 bhp and a torque of 320 NM and the one with the dual motor gets an All-Wheel Drivetrain (AWD), which is capable of generating 320 bhp of power and a torque of 650 Nm. 

The RWD model claims a range of 528 km while the AWD model provides a range of 425 km.

The vehicle should ideally take 7 hours and 20 minutes to charge from 10-100% via a home charger, and via a DC fast charger the EV can go from 10-80% in 18 minutes.


Specifications

Battery77.4 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
MotorPMSM (single/dual)
Drive systemRWD or AWD
Power (bhp)226-320
Torque (Nm)320-650
Range (km)425-528
Charging timeNormal charger (10-100%): 7h 20m
350 kW DC Fast charger (10-80%): 18m
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)154
Boot capacity (L)480 (expandable to 1300)
Battery life warranty7 years or 160,000 km

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Features

The EV6 offers a plethora of convenience features, such as an automatic defog system, dual automatic air conditioning, engine start/stop button with smart entry system, heated front seats and steering wheel, paddle shifters, USB ports, Electronic Park Brake (EPB) with auto-hold function, and tyre mobility kit.

The EV is expected to come with a wide range of safety features such as twin front and curtain airbags, all-round 3-point seatbelts, dual shell horn, twin front airbags, front seatbelt height adjusters with pretensioners, front passenger airbag cut-off switch, ISOFIX with anchor fixings for the outer 2nd row, and impact-sensing auto door unlocking.

Furthermore, the vehicle might come with some notable security features such as an anti-theft alarm system, interior door lock/unlock function, immobiliser, locking wheel nuts, and visible vehicle identification number.


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Kia EV6 price in Nepal

Kia India has launched the EV6’s GT Line models at a starting price of INR 59.95 lakh and it goes up to INR 64.95 lakh. Even though there has been no official news here regarding the upcoming EV6 models, Nepalis can expect the same lineup to show up in the market. With the recently revised import policy, the Kia EV6 might cost around Rs 1.50 crore in Nepal. 

EV6 modelsPrice in IndiaPrice in Nepal (expected)
GT Line RWDINR 59.96 lakhRs 1.50 crore
GT Line AWDINR 64.95 lakh

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