With 100 extra models delivered than initially deliberate, Kia India is trying to additional enhance the allocation for 2022.
Kia has delivered a complete of 200 EV6 electrical crossovers within the Indian market. Introduced in as a CBU, this determine is double of what was deliberate for the yr when the mannequin was launched. As a result of rising demand, Kia is planning to additional enhance the allocation of the EV6 in India and clear the utmost pending deliveries this yr. The precise variety of further allocations hasn’t been revealed but.
Kia acquired 355 bookings for the EV6 even earlier than its launch and the carmaker continues to obtain further orders. The EV6 is Kia’s flagship EV and its first electrical mannequin for India. It was launched at a beginning worth of Rs 59.95 lakh and deliveries commenced final month.
Kia EV6: powertrain, vary and charging time
The EV6 for India is accessible solely with the 77.4kWh battery pack. Within the single-motor, rear-wheel drive guise, it makes 229hp and 350Nm, whereas within the all-wheel drive, dual-motor guise, it makes 325hp and 605Nm. The EV6 has an ARAI-claimed vary of as much as 708km and it’s appropriate with 350kW DC quick chargers.
The EV6 relies on the Hyundai Group’s e-GMP platform that additionally underpins the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 crossover, its future rival. In our market, the EV6 at the moment takes on the likes of the Volvo XC40 Recharge.
Kia India’s future EV plans
The EV6 is Kia’s solely electrical mannequin within the Indian market. Nevertheless, the carmaker is engaged on a mass-market, India-centric EV, which is due by 2025.
Kia can also be constructing on the quick charging community in India. In July, the carmaker put in a 150kW charger at its Gurugram dealership and, in August, it put in a fair quicker 240kW charger at its Kochi dealership. Kia India has plans to put in 15 extra 150kW chargers in 12 cities.