Kia’s EV6 is the first-ever all-electric crossover offered by the Korean automaker. It is based on the highly revered Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) which makes it a worth noting vehicle. All the details of this SUV has been covered in this Kia EV6 review.
Car Of The Year 2022
Having won the title of the Car of the Year 2022, the Kia EV6 has some serious stuff going on. So, let’s delve into the specifics of this modern work of art.
Overall, the Kia EV6 is a wonderful vehicle that is loaded with features, offers a modern interior and has sufficient electric range.
Major rivals of the Kia EV6 include:
- Ford Mustang Mach E;
- Hyundai Ioniq 5;
- VW ID.4;
- Skoda Enyaq.
The Striking Exterior Makes It Hard To Ignore
Right off the bat, the Kia EV6 feels different. The aggressive looks of the vehicle show that it means business.
The impressive lights of the vehicle instantly uplift the overall character of the vehicle.
Kia EV6 Dimensions
Dimensions wise, it is almost similar to Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 because both vehicles share the same platform. Here are the Kia EV6 dimensions:
- Length: 4695 mm;
- Width: 1890 mm;
- Height: 1545 mm;
- Wheelbase: 2900 mm.
Kia EV6 Interior
The Kia EV6 interior feels contemporary and Kia claims that most of the interior has been developed from sustainable materials. This further complements the environmental friendliness that EVs have in general.
In Kia EV6 review the vloggers also highlight this point in the video mentioned above that Kia has done a wonderful job by putting materials to use that would have otherwise gone to waste.
The compact steering wheel with all the controls puts the driver in command. Some of the options offered here include:
- Toggling music;
- Increasing/ decreasing volume;
- Attending/ Rejecting calls.
The vehicle’s seats and even the steering wheel have the option of being heated up during winters to ensure that the drivers feel comfortable even during the harshest weather conditions.
The material quality used in the Kia EV6 interior is top notch and thus while sitting inside it, you get the feeling of a luxury vehicle.
Limited Boot Space
A negative side of the Kia EV6 is the limited boot space, as compared to the Ioniq 5, which means that owners won’t be able to fit as much luggage.
The vehicle features a plethora of safety features such as:
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist;
- Lane assist;
Besides this, the Kia EV6 also warns the driver if it detects signs of loss of attention due to fatigue.
This is a pretty neat feature as it ensures that the driver remains active throughout the journey.
The vehicle with its 480 km plus range offers owners peace of mind. Besides this, it also features the ability to be fast-charged.
The top tier GT variant has a highly capable 585 kW motor which propels the EV6 from 0 to 97 kph in 3.5 seconds.
Almost all Kia EV6 reviews available on the internet seem to love the vehicle for this exhilarating performance.
This kind of performance could only be expected from supercars in the past but it is impressive that the latest Kia EV6 offers comparable performance while costing just a fraction of such cars.
The top tier GT model can be had for around €65,000 (£58,300). which makes it one of the most compelling vehicles available in the market today.
The Kia EV6 has set the new standard for the EV SUV segment by offering a wide array of features that were previously missing from vehicles of this domain.
This is perfectly illustrated by the fact that the vehicle has won the Car of the Year award for 2022 and we say with confidence that it deserved this award more than any other car.