In 2022, Kia will introduce its first dedicated EV, the striking EV6 crossover, which will be built on the company’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which will underpin a number of new Kia electric cars. The EV6 is a modern example of the evolving choices and capabilities of electric vehicles with an estimated range of up to 310 miles and quick charging thanks to its 800-volt architecture. There are also two different batteries, rear- or all-wheel drive, and between 167 and 576 horsepower. It is claimed that the top-of-the-line EV6 GT can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. A stylish cabin and an assertive body make the 2022 EV6 more interesting than it appears on the outside.
Stylish compared to most mainstream EVs,
The interior is spacious and comfortable.
The infotainment system has some drawbacks
A small trunk space is available in the front.
Charging, Range and Battery Life
Two battery capacities are available for the Kia EV6: 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh. Obviously, the larger battery capacity will allow for greater range. According to the EPA, the smaller, standard battery has a range of 232 miles; the larger, long-range battery has a range of 310 miles. Using a 350-kW fast charger, Kia claims its battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in under 18 minutes when operating at 800 volts. In less than five minutes, this same setup is said to add 70 miles. If connected to a Level 2 outlet, the 11-kW charger will recharge the battery from 10 to 100 percent in 7 hours.
Real-World MPGe and Fuel Economy
With a single-motor EV6, the combined EPA rating is up to 117 MPGe; with a dual-motor EV6, it’s 105 MPGe. We can evaluate the efficiency of both setups once we have tested them on our 75 mph highway route, an essential part of our extensive testing regimen. Visit the EPA website for more information on the EV6’s fuel economy.
Comfort, Interior and Cargo
Interiorly, the EV6’s design and layout may not be as daring as its exterior design. However, its features and configuration are more appealing and futuristic than any Kia model today. Unlike the upcoming Ioniq 5, the EV6’s center console does not slide and there are no footrests on the front seats, but it mixes high-tech features such as a digitized dashboard with practical elements such as a floating console with ample storage. With a flat floor and a wheelbase as long as a midsize Kia Telluride with three rows, the EV6 offers generous passenger space. In addition, the rear seatbacks can be folded flat to provide 54 cubic feet of cargo space. Under the front trunk is more storage, but it’s not as big as expected.