Kia has started accepting pre-orders for the EV6 in the United Kingdom and also announced its local pricing.
Securing a build slot costs a refundable £100 ($137). Those who will do so will be invited to place the order during a two-week period of May ahead of the general sales launch and will be rewarded with a one-year free subscription to KiaCharge Plus and access to Ionity’s charging network.
The 2021 EV6 lineup comprises of three trim levels. The entry-level starts at £40,895 ($56,344), and its standard equipment includes LED headlamps, 12.3-inch curved displays, dual-zone climate control, smart key, highway driving assist, intelligent speed limit assist and forward collision avoidance assist.
The mid-range EV6 GT-line has a recommended retail price of £43,895 ($60,344) and adds special detailing inside and out, suede and vegan leather upholstery, electrically adjustable front seats with memory setting for the driver and LED ambient lighting.
Finally, the EV6 GT features a sportier exterior styling, flush-mounted door handles, 21-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin tires, neon green brake calipers, intelligent headlights, front sports seats and premium sound system, and starts at £58,295 ($80,140).
Depending on the trim level, customers will have to choose between different zero-emission powertrains. The lineup kicks off with the 58 kWh battery that powers a 170 PS (168 HP / 125 kW) rear-mounted electric motor. The AWD variant adds a second motor, increasing the output to 235 PS (232 HP / 173 kW).
With the 77.4 kWh battery comes a more powerful motor that develops 228 PS (225 HP / 168 kW), while the AWD model brings 325 PS (321 HP / 239 kW).
Available exclusively with AWD and the bigger battery, the EV6 GT boasts 585 PS (577 HP / 430 kW), for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) of 3.5 seconds, 1.7 and 2.7 seconds quicker than the mid-level and base variants respectively.
UK deliveries of the Korean brand’s new electric crossover will kick off in October, while those opting for the EV6 GT will get their rides in 2022.