The last-year newcomer – Kia EV6 – now enters its next, second model year with new prices and minor updates.
The manufacturer has just announced pricing for the 2023 Kia EV6. The base model now is the EV6 Wind RWD instead of the abandoned Light RWD.
Wind, GT-Line, and GT trim levels are available, with either rear-wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel drive, and a 77.4 kWh battery pack for all models.
New power outputs are 225, 320, and 576 horsepower, while they were 167, 225, and 320 hp before.
As for the EPA-estimated range, it is 206 miles (GT), 252 miles (GT-Line), 282 miles (Wind e-AWD), and 310 miles (Wind RWD) for 2023. By comparison, the previous 2022 Kia EV6 offered 232, 274, and 310 miles.
A GT version delivering 576 hp and 545 pound-feet of torque tops the range of the 2023 Kia EV6. It was not available for the 2022 model.
The 2023 EV6 costs between $49,795 (Wind) and $62,695 (GT); the predecessor cost between $42,115 (Light) and $57,115 (GT-Line e-AWD) – a destination charge inclusive.
Every 2023 Kia EV6 receives 1,000 kWh of complimentary charging through the Electrify America network.
The model is loved by automotive critics, it is awarded and ranked high. Kia considers the EV6 to be a strong-selling vehicle. This year, thru October, the company sold 18,626 EV6s in the United States.
For comparison: Ford sold 28,089 Mustang Mach-Es, Tesla sold 56,937 Model Ys, and Hyundai sold 20,071 Ioniq 5s in the same period in the same market. All three are competitors to the Kia EV6.