2022 will mark a major milestone in Kia's history in the US as the company is getting ready to launch its first dedicated EV with the EV6. The new crossover features a sleek and sculptural form that is built around the company's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which will be available win rear-wheel-drive or dual-motor all-wheel-drive configurations. The car will be offered in two battery pack sizes: 58kWh and 77.4kWh and both are coupled with the world's first multi-charging system that supports both 400v and 800v DC charging.
800v DC charging can add 70 miles of range in less than five minutes and can charge from 10% to 80% in under 18 minutes, adding up to 210 miles of range. Entry level models will produce up to 218 hp in rear-wheel-drive configurations while all-wheel-drive models are available with up to 576 hp, allowing for performance car-style speeds with 0-60 times expected to be in the mid three second range.
As for technology, the EV6 will boast a dual integrated 12" TFT center cluster and infotainment screens with blue light filtering to reduce eyestrain. The car will also feature an AR head-up display, wireless smartphone charging, a Meridian audio system, UVO link connected vehicle services, 360-degree cameras, remote smart parking assist, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
The EV6 will hit showrooms in early 2022 and limited edition First Edition models will be available for pre-order on June 3rd.