The Kia EV6 was titled Car of the Year 2022. That’s because the vehicle did exceptionally well in multiple categories. In this article, we delve into the parking assist feature of the Kia EV6 as demonstrated in this video. Besides this, we also discuss the vehicle to load feature of the EV.
What Is Parking Assist?
However, before we move further we first need to know what the parking assist feature is and how it benefits vehicle owners.
The parking assist feature, as indicated by the name, is a feature that has been designed to help vehicle owners for parking their vehicles in tight spaces.
This feature comes in handy when you find a cramped space in a parking lot where you can fit the car but won’t be able to open the doors to get out.
In such a case, this feature can help in performing the needful and that too with ease.
How Does The Parking Assist Feature In Kia EV6 Work?
As the presenter explains in the video, using the parking assist feature of the EV6 is extremely easy. Here are the different steps that you need to perform for this:
- Align the vehicle with the tight parking spot;
- Press the Parking Assist button located in the centre portion of the vehicle, near the Auto Hold button;
- After doing so, the centre screen of the vehicle will provide you with a set of instructions and show that the Parking Assist function has been enabled;
- Come out of the vehicle and control the movement of the vehicle with the help of the parking assist buttons located on the key fob;
- Once back from your chores, you would want the vehicle to reverse itself. For doing so, all you need to do is keep the back button pressed for long enough.
It should be noted that in order to move the vehicle, the button on the key must be held down for the duration of the desired movement.
The initial motion of the vehicle begins after a few seconds of pressing the button which I believe is a safety feature that has been added to avoid any unfavourable situation due to an accidental press of the button.
However, as soon as you leave the button, the car instantly stops. This quick reaction ensures that the car stops right at the spot where the owner wants.
It’s like a magical feature that was first introduced by BMW for its flagship 7 series vehicles. However, over time this feature has trickled down to the relatively affordable cars as well, like the Kia EV6.
Vehicle-To-Load (V2L) Feature Of The Kia EV6
The EV6 is a wonderful vehicle. It’s full of amazing options and that’s why it has another astounding feature.
This is the vehicle-to-load feature which enables you to power any type of electrical equipment from the vehicle.
For using the Vehicle-To-Load (V2L) feature, all you need to do is connect a smart device that is provided with the vehicle.
You have to plug it into the same port that the vehicle uses for being charged. As soon as the device is plugged in, you will see a light bilking on it which means that it is ready to serve you.
After this, you can connect in any electrical device to the vehicle and it will start drawing power from the battery of the EV6. Using this, you can perform a wide array of applications on day to day basis.
The video vloggers practically have demonstrated the vehicle-to-load feature (V2L) by making popcorns by drawing power from EV6.
This is just one of the many ways in which the EV6 can completely change your experience on road trips.