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Kia EV6 Arrives in 2022, Offers Variety of Configurations

Kia’s all-new electric model – the EV6 crossover – offers a choice of motor layouts, drive options, battery sizes, colors.

Power outputs range from the standard model’s 167 hp to the hot GT version’s 576 hp. The battery packs come in two sizes – 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh. There are single-motor and dual-motor configurations, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Kia claims the driving range will reach 300 miles.

The cheapest variant is a one-motor RWD vehicle with a 58.0-kWh battery pack. The most expensive one is the top-of-the-range Kia EV6 GT with AWD, two motors, and a larger, 77.4-kWh battery. The EV6 GT (in the photo) is the fastest version accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds.

The EV6 will be able to charge at 350-kW DC fast-charger: 70 miles in 5 min, from 10 to 80 percent in 18 min.

A fully-packed First Edition model limited to 1500 units offers 3 color combinations: white with a green interior, yellow with a black interior, matte grey with a black interior. This version comes with the battery of larger capacity and all-wheel drive. The available equipment includes 20-inch wheels, a premium audio system, a panoramic sunroof

Expect the standard Kia EV6 to have a starting price of around $45,000. It should reach U.S. showrooms early next year. The GT will go on sale in late 2022 and assumedly cost about $10,000 more than the base EV6.

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