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Brand New Kia EV6 166kW Air 77.4kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Curved driver display screen12.3" Curved touchscreen navigation
Apple car play/Android Auto with voice controlBluetooth connectivity with voice recognition
Drive mode selectorDriver attention warning
E-callEmergency stop signalling system
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian/Cyclist/Junction turningHighway Driving Assist (HDA)
Intelligent speed limit assist (ISLA)Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane keep assistLow washer fluid warning
Navigation based smart cruise control with stop and go functionalityPower assist steering
Rear parking sensorsReversing camera with dynamic guide lines
UVO connect 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

11KW onboard charger5m Type 2 to type 2 charging cable
Type 2 to 3 pin charger 

Entertainment

4 x Front USB charge port6 speaker audio system
Steering wheel mounted controlsUSB port for connection of a media device

Exterior Features

3rd brake lightAll round electric windows with drivers auto up/down function
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlight control systemBlack side sills
Body colour exterior door handles - flushElectrically folding/adjustable/heated door mirrors with LED indicators
Heated rear windowHigh gloss black beltline
High gloss black door garnishHigh gloss black door mirrors
LED daytime running lightsLED Headlights
LED rear combination lightsLED rear fog lights
Rain sensing front wipersRear side wing doors
Rear spoiler with LED high mounted brake lightStandard door scuff plates

Interior Features

1 x Luggage compartment 12V socket3 seat bench in 2nd row
3 x Front 12V socket60:40 split remote folding rear seats
All-round height adjustable headrestsAmbient lighting
Centre console cupholdersCentre console with open storage compartment and armrest
Cloth headliningDriver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated LED vanity mirrors
Driver's seat height adjusterDrivers seat power lumbar support
Dual automatic air conditioningFront and rear door storage
Front and rear luggage area LED lightsFront cabin LED light
Front seat back pocketsHeated front seats
Heated steering wheelIlluminated glovebox
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixingsLuggage area load cover
Luggage boardLuggage net hooks
Metal paint interior door handlesPaddle shift for drive mode select
Passenger seat height adjusterRear cabin LED light
Rear centre armrest with cupholderSingle front passenger seat
Ski throughTilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
Vegan leather trimmed steering wheelVegan leather upholstery

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impactBrake assist system
Centre side front airbagsDual shell horn
Electric parking brake with auto hold functionElectronic stability control
Front centre airbagFront passenger airbag cut-off switch
Front seatbelt pre-tensionersHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)Multi collision brake assist
Rear door child safety locksTwin curtain airbag
Twin front airbagTyre pressure monitoring system
Vehicle stability management 

Security

Anti theft alarmEngine immobiliser
Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry SystemLocking wheel nuts
Speed sensitive auto door lockingVisible vehicle identification number

Wheels

19" Grey alloy wheelsTyre mobility kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh77.4
Battery Charge Slow kW2.8Battery Charge Slow Percentage10-100
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)1965Battery Charge Fast kW3.7
Battery Charge Fast Percentage10-100Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)440
Battery Charge Rapid kW50Battery Charge Rapid Percentage10-80
Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)73Battery Charge Super Charge kW350
Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage10-80Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)18
Battery TypeLithium-ionCharging Port LocationFront
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years7WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City11.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb16.5WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City5.3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.8WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City739
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb528WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City459
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb328 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.0
Badge Power226Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0733A
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.3Engine Power - BHP226
Engine Power - KW166Engine Power - RPM4600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT258Engine Torque - MKG35.7
Engine Torque - NM350Top Speed114

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear235/55 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1550Length4690
Wheelbase2900Width1880

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2425Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)490
Max. Loading Weight440Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600
Minimum Kerbweight1985No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia EV6

The EV6 brings Kia to another level as an EV maker, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Ten Second Review

Kia is stepping up a gear in its EV offensive with this stylish EV6 battery-powered mid-sized performance saloon. This car has pavement presence, the potential of a decent 328 mile driving range and an uber-sophisticated cabin which challenges the premium makers for style and quality. There's even a super high performance GT derivative. This is, in short, a car that rivals need to take very seriously indeed.

Background

So far, Korean maker Kia's offerings have been worthy, sensible, good value and, whisper it, rather dull. But that changes right here, right now with this car, the EV6. In this case, the idea is to reinterpret full-electric technology for the affordable part of the mid-sized market in a sporty, desirable fashion. Don't think e-Niro or Soul EV. Instead, think Polestar 2 or Tesla Model 3. That's quite a challenging brief for a manufacturer not positioned as a premium brand, but Kia has gone about it with enthusiasm. The brand has developed an all-new E-GMP platform for this EV6. And readied a top EV6 GT high performance model for the very top of the range with a Porsche Taycan-like 577bhp on tap. Mainstream EV6 models will be more accessible, targeted not only at Tesla and Polestar but at sportier versions of cars like the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Skoda Enyaq iV.

Driving Experience

Acceleration from the get-go in an EV6 depends a little on the variant you've chosen. There are two in the mainstream range, both using a 77.4kWh battery. The base rear-driven model has only just enough power - 226bhp - to make this two-tonne EV feel business-like away from rest. The sprint to 62mph time for that base variant is 7.3s but 350Nm of torque isn't really quite enough for a contender this heavy. The spec of the AWD dual motor model we tried is much more like it. Here, the 165kW rear electric motor fitted to all EV6s is joined by a smaller 74kW motor at the front, boosting total output to 321bhp. That provides for 62mph in 5.2s and nearly twice the amount of pulling power - 605Nm - on the way to the 114mph top speed that all versions of this Kia share. It doesn't actually feel that fast on first acquaintance, which for us is a good thing, the delivery of torque and speed pleasantly linear and combustion-like. If you want an EV6 that does kick you in the back away from rest, Kia will attempt to sell you a top GT model with the same battery and AWD combo but a twin motor output uprated to 577bhp, with a thumping 740Nm of torque. You don't really need that GT model's manic speed - rest to 62mph in just 3.5s en route to 162mph; and you don't really need its standard adaptive damping system either because the passive 'frequency selective' mechanical springs that feature here (which can't be upgraded) combine with the multi-link independent rear suspension to produce an actually very well judged quality of ride over poor surfaces. There are three drive modes ('Eco', 'Normal' and 'Sport'), none of which improve the rather gloopy feel of the steering. But the six available brake regeneration settings (most operable by these steering wheel paddle shifters) are effective and careful use will get you somewhere near the quoted combined cycle drive range figures, which vary between 300 and 328 miles, depending on variant.

Design and Build

The EV6 EV sports saloon was designed under the brand's new design philosophy 'Opposites United', which apparently takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity. At the front, Kia's 'tiger face' has been re-interpreted for the digital era. Forming part of this 'Digital Tiger Face', daytime running lights display a sleek, modern appearance and include a 'sequential' dynamic light pattern. Below this, a low air intake aims to visually widen the front of the car, aiming to accentuate its intended high-tech image. The side profile displays a crossover-inspired silhouette and a character line runs along the bottom of the doors, curving upwards towards the rear wheel arches to visually elongate the profile of the car. The rear displays a sloping C-pillar with an integrated black glossy insert which appears to extend the window glass. Above this sits a prominent wing-type roof spoiler that channels air downwards towards a raised lower spoiler, which sits atop the car's unique rear light cluster. Inside, one of the most striking elements is a wide, seamless high-tech curved infotainment screen, which gives the interior an open feel. The 'Relaxation' seats are slim, lightweight and contemporary, and clad in modern, visually interesting and robust fabrics created using recycled plastics - equivalent to 111 plastic water bottles. Thanks to a relatively long 2,900mm wheelbase, cabin space is similar to many mid-size SUVs. There's comfortable space for two adults on the rear bench and out back, there's a decently-sized 520-litre boot, extendable to 1,300-litres with the rear backrest folded. This is added to by a front trunk beneath the bonnet which provides up to an additional 52-litres of stowage space for 2WD models and 20-litres for AWD models.

Market and Model

Kia has decided that the EV6 range shouldn't feature the smaller 'Standard Range' 58kWh battery pack available on this car in other markets (and on this model's Hyundai IONIQ 5 close cousin). Which is why there are no EV6 variants available for under £40,000. Instead, the line-up is exclusively offered here with the brand's larger 77.4kWh battery pack. There are two drivetrain options though, a rear wheel drive model with 226bhp, priced from around £41,000; or an AWD variant with 321bhp, priced from around £47,500. As for trim options, well there's an entry-level 'Air'-spec model for rear wheel drive customers but otherwise in the mainstream line-up, with both powertrains, there's the choice of either 'GT-Line' or 'GT-Line S' levels of trim. Separately positioned at the top of the range is the top high performance EV6 GT model which has AWD and the 77.6kWh battery but uses more powerful motors, putting out a total 577bhp output; for one of those, you're looking at close to £60,000. As you'd expect from a Kia, all models come with quite a lot of kit - dual 12.3-inch curved screens, full-navigation with Kia Connect media services, full-LED headlights and lots of camera safety technology. 'GT-Line'-spec gets you a sportier body kit, plus suede upholstery, LED ambient lighting and power operation for the driver's seat. If you can stretch to the top high performance EV6 GT AWD model, you will of course get more equipment still. There are intelligent LED headlights, which turn with the bends. Plus through the spokes of the larger 21-inch wheels (shod with stickier Michelin performance tyres), you'll glimpse neon green brake calipers. Sporty trim features around the fascia, you get a unique sports steering wheel and a premium audio system upgrade.

Cost of Ownership

You'll want to know about range capability and the answer is that this car's long-range 77.4kWh battery can take you up to 316 miles between charges. This car's E-GMP platform allows for 800-volt capability and the EV6 accepts DC rapid charging at up to 220kWh. If you're able to charge in this fashion, your EV6 will be able to accept a 10-80% charge in just 18 minutes and 62 miles of extra range can be added in only four and a half minutes. The EV6 is also able to distribute charge to other vehicles at up to 3.6kW using it's Type 2 socket, as part of an incorporated 'vehicle-to-load V2L' function. We're not quite sure why you'd ever want to do that, but it might conceivably be useful to charge large appliances using the car's battery 'on an outdoor adventure' according to Kia. The EV6 is fitted with energy-recuperation technologies to maximise driving range. This includes Kia's latest-generation energy-efficient heat pump, which scavenges waste heat from the car's coolant system. This ensures that at minus 7 degrees Celsius, the car can achieve 80% of the range that would be possible at 25 degrees Celsius. Also featured is the latest generation of Kia's smart regenerative braking system, which is operated by paddle shifters behind the steering wheel so drivers can quickly and easily slow the car and recuperate kinetic energy to maximise driving range and efficiency.

Summary

In summary, this EV6 takes the technology that impressed us with cars like the e-Niro and evolves it to a level appropriate for a customer looking for a faster, more premium kind of mid-sized EV. In many ways, the EV6 is the Korean brand's most accomplished car to date. In terms of quality, style and technology, it can equal anything on offer from the German premium brands, yet do so at a more affordable price. Certainly, if you were about to sign for something like a Polestar 2 or a BMW i4, the EV6 is a car you should try first. We think you'll be surprised at what you find.

Performance
70%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
60%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£699
Deposit£1500
Term (months)36
Fixed interest rate3.55%
Cash price£41,695
Credit amount£40,195
Guaranteed future value£21,438.03
Total amount payable£48,102.03
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge7.5p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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