Kia’s New SUV Launching In India With 530 Kms Range: Launch Date, Price, USPs

Kia's New SUV Launching In India With 530 Kms Range: Launch Date, Price, USPs
Kia’s New SUV Launching In India With 530 Kms Range: Launch Date, Price, USPs

While unveiling the three-row UV, Carens, Kia India has revealed its plan to announce its electrification strategy for the domestic market next year. 

Kia Electrification Strategy For Indian Market

Presently, the carmaker is studying various factors including price, range and charging infrastructure. 

In the meantime, Hyundai also has plans to invest around Rs. 4,000 crore as it plans to bring in six EVs by 2028 locally. 

According to the recent reports, emerging on the interweb indicates the EV6 to be the first model Kia will launch in India.

It has great significance as it is going to be the first dedicated electric vehicle from the South Korean auto major as it made its global premiere a few months ago. 

With this launch, Kia harbingers a new line of EVs underpinned by the E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform). 

Which is also found in the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

Kia EV6 Specification And Features

Coming to the Kia EV6, it is based on the Opposites United design philosophy.

This latest launch boasts a clamshell bonnet, short overhangs, sleek-looking LED headlights, boomerang-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights complementing the ‘Digital Tiger Face’, raked front windshield, long wheelbase, high-mounted stop lamp, sloping C-pillars, LED tail light bar running across the width, two-tone alloy wheels, etc.

Further, its cabin offers a two-spoke steering wheel, use of high-quality surface materials and recycled plastic materials, dual-tone theme, driver-focussed digital instrument cluster, touchscreen buttons with haptic feedback for AC controls, augmented reality, driver assistance and so on. 

Battery And Driving Range

Apart from this, the EV6 also uses a 58 kWh battery pack with 170 hp and 350 Nm, the same as the India-bound Hyundai Ioniq 5.

 In just 8.5 seconds, the base two-wheel-drive model can do zero to 100 kmph.

On the other hand, a bigger battery pack enables a total power output of 321 hp and 605 Nm.

So, it does zero to 100 kmph in 5.2 seconds and transfers power to all four wheels. 

The company claims that the lower battery pack has a range of 400 km on a single charge in the WLTP cycle. 

Most probably, this could be the one heading to India.

With the larger battery pack, one can drive a range of 510 km on a single charge.

At the same time, the performance-based GT variant is capable of achieving 585 hp and 740 Nm.

 The Kia EV6 offers standard 800 V charging capability as it can charge to 80 percent in just 18 minutes with the help of a 350 kW fast charger, thanks to e-GMP. 

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