• Kia EV6 bookings commenced and will be limited to 100 units

It will be available in GT Line trims and can be booked at a premium of Rs three lakh

Kia India has commenced the bookings for its flagship electric crossover, the EV6. It can be booked at a premium of Rs three lakh across its 15 dealerships in 12 cities or through the online portal and will be limited to 100 numbers only. The all-electric BEV is built on the Electric-Globular Modular platform which is also shared by Hyundai's Ioniq 5. It will be imported as a CBU and deliveries will begin on June 2.

Design-wise, it boasts a muscular crossover stance. The front end carries the signature ‘Tiger Face’ and a unique front bumper.

The silhouette looks sleek with the sloping C-pillar and gives a sporty feel with the aero spoiler. The rear features a single bar tail light which starts from the rear quarter panel and continues on the tailgate. It is offered in the ‘GT-Line’ trims available in both a rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel-drive option.

On the features front, it gets a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment system, 14 speakers Meridian sound system, head-up display, sunroof, vehicle to load charging system enabling the car to be used as a power bank, six regenerative braking levels, and over 60 connected features.

Safety features include eight airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-start Assist Control, Multi Collision Brake Assist, ABS, Brake Assistant System, Emergency Stop Signal, front and rear parking sensors, ISOFIX Child Anchor, and ADAS safety features.

Power and torque figures are 229PS/350Nm for the rear-wheel-drive and 325PS/605Nm for the all-wheel-drive variant. 100kmph sprint is achieved in 5.2 seconds. The battery pack onboard is a lithium-ion polymer rated at 77.4kWh and offers a claimed range of up to 528km on their single motor-powered variant. This EV architecture boasts 800V ultra-fast charging capabilities with a charging time of just 18 minutes with a 350kW DC fast charger.

We expect it to be priced around Rs 60 lakh, which will put it up in a rough spot against the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge.

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