Kia Motors UK has confirmed the pricing and specification for its new all-electric EV6 ahead of orders being accepted on May 18.
The car will be priced from £40,895 and buyers will be able to choose from two powertrains and three trim grades, initially. A range topping GT version is expected to arrive next year.
Entry level models are known simply as 'EV6' and come with a 229PS motor driving the rear axle. Priced from £40,895, it comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, vegan leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and adaptive cruise control.
GT-Line trim is priced from £43,895, when using the same rear-drive motor, or £47,395 if equipped with a 325PS all-wheel-drive drivetrain. In addition to the base specification, these models feature sportier styling, front parking sensors, privacy glass and blind spot monitoring.
The GT-Line S is also available with both drivetrains; priced from £48,396 (rear-wheel-drive) to £51,895 (all-wheel-drive). It features 20-inch wheels, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, a power tailgate, panoramic sunroof, 14-speaker Meridian audio system, enhanced driver assistance systems and an augmented reality head-up display.
The GT version, meanwhile, will come fitted with a bespoke body kit, 21-inch wheels and bucket seats. It will be able to accelerate to 62mph in 3.5 seconds thanks to a 585PS power output.
All derivatives of the EV6 use the same 77.4kWh battery pack, which provides a range of up to 316 miles.
Customers were invited to make £100 pre-reservation payments, after the car was revealed in March, to guarantee the first ordering slots in May.
The 1,250 UK customers that opted to make the payment will also receive an exclusive EV charging service to use with their new EV6. Pre-order customers will be able to order their vehicle between May 4-17.
The new Kia EV6 is the first of a new generation of electric vehicles (EVs) to be built on the Korean car maker’s new E-GMP architecture and brings 800V ultra-fast charging to its model range, allowing the EV6 to be charged from 10 to 80% charge in 18 minutes.
It is one of 11 new BEV models from the brand by 2026 – seven built on E-GMP architecture, and four derivative EVs based on existing models – and kicks off the company’s mid-to-long term strategy for BEVs, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid electric (HEV) vehicles to make up 40% of total sales by 2030.
Kia is aiming to see annual sales of its alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) to reach 1.6 million units by that date, with EV sales reaching 880,000 units.