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Kia reveals pricing and opens pre-reservations for electric EV6 crossover

Kia's new EV6 crossover electric vehicle (EV)

Kia Motors UK has revealed pricing for its new all-electric EV6 and is taking £100 pre-reservation payments to guarantee customers the first ordering slots in May.

Those making the payment will also receive an exclusive EV charging service to use with their new EV6 crossover, which will be available in a choice of three trim levels, starting at a £40,895.

Kia’s sports-inspired EV6 GT-line models start from £43,895, with pricing for the high-performance GT model – set to be available in 2022 – starting from £58,295.

More detailed specifications will be announced from May 2021 and the first UK deliveries are expected to commence in October 2021.

Customers will be offered a choice of powertrain configurations, including a long-range 77.4kWh battery pack capable of travelling over 316 miles on a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle.

The GT version, meanwhile, will be able to accelerate to 62mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 260km/h, according to Kia.

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.

Pre-reservation customers who opt to fulfil their order will benefit from a tailored charging service, featuring one year’s free subscription to KiaCharge Plus, alongside access to Ionity’s pan-European ultra-rapid EV charging network.

The Kia EV6 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.

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