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Kia EV6 spied in India forward of launch | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Kia EV6 would be the model’s first contender within the rising Indian electrical car phase.

We had not too long ago reported that Kia India is readying the all-electric EV6 for an India launch. Now, a primary sighting of the Kia EV6 has been reported from Hyderabad. The EV6 – its first EV providing within the nation – is predicted to launch someday in Might or June this yr.

  • Kia EV6 seen in India
  • Anticipated to launch by Might-June 2022
  • Shall be bought as a totally imported unit

Kia EV6: what all is understood? 

Kia is ready to carry the EV6 as a full-import within the Indian market, and, therefore, no modifications are anticipated to be made to its design, options, e-GMP platform or electrical powertrain. The EV6 makes use of Kia’s newest ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy that offers the electrical crossover a placing general design.

On the within, the Kia EV6 will characteristic a dual-screen format comprising of 1 display screen for the digital dials and one other for the infotainment system. The EV6 presents related automobile tech, a brand new two-spoke steering wheel, an augmented actuality heads-up show, and a lot of ADAS (superior driver help security options). It stays to be seen if the ADAS will make it to India, however Kia’s rival manufacturers like MG are already providing them on a few of their automobiles.

There is no such thing as a phrase on what powertrains we’ll get for our market, however globally the automobile comes with quite a lot of configurations. These embrace a 58kWh battery pack that’s supplied in two configurations – rear-wheel drive (RWD) format with 170hp single-motor, or in all-wheel drive (AWD) format with dual- motor set-up that makes 235hp.

Additionally out there is a bigger 77.4kWh battery pack that may be had with a 229hp single-motor in RWD guise, 325hp dual-motor in AWD guise, or within the range-topping, efficiency oriented GT variant with dual-motor AWD format placing out 585hp and 740Nm.

It’s seemingly that Kia will supply the EV6 with a number of configurations in India, giving consumers extra selection when it comes to vary and efficiency. The automobile spied in India was within the GT guise, so we will assume that the range-topping model could be out there for our market.  

Kia India’s future EV plans

The EV6 will kickstart Kia and Hyundai’s EV plans for India that features bringing six all-electric fashions by 2024. Moreover the EV6, Kia is ready to carry the brand new e-Niro and a mass market electrical SUV, whereas Hyundai will include the Ioniq 5, Kona Electrical facelift, and a mass market EV SUV of its personal.

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