Not every press event always goes according to the schedule, even if all parties involved are well organized. This time a flight cancellation thwarted a longer trip with the Kia EV6. In just 45 minutes driving time, the electric car managed to make a solid appearance in the cockpit and assistance systems.
Table of contents
- 1 A short pleasure with the Kia EV6
- A video full of authentic first impressions
- E-GMP with 800-volt shop and up to 585 hp
- Entry from 35,420 euros according to premiums
- A lot of standard equipment even with the basic model
- Android Auto and CarPlay only with cable
- Interesting controls for air conditioning and navigation systems
- There are plenty of assistance systems at no extra charge
- Highway Driving Assist II in a package for 2,700 euros
- HDA II steers according to Level 2 with
- Blind spot assistant with cameras to the side
- Head-up display with AR display
- First impression
A short pleasure with the Kia EV6
In the morning in the south of Spain to Marbella, test drive a brand new e-car for the first time, talk to experts about it in the evening and return to Germany the next morning. Sounds like a solid plan with lots of reporting options, but all of the gears have to mesh with one another precisely. But if a 60 minute delay turns into a cancellation shortly before boarding, even the best plan quickly vanishes into thin air.
This happened the week before last, when the plan was to test drive the new Kia EV6 for several hours, and with it for the first time the “Electric Global Modular Platform” (E-GMP), which is also used by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Genesis GV60.
A video full of authentic first impressions
The mess of the feeder from BER to Frankfurt, from where it should have been to Málaga in the morning, meant that the journey had to be made with the second machine of the day, which fortunately still existed for the editor and reader. The entire on-site planning was thrown overboard, and all that remained was a 45-minute drive from Málaga Airport to the hotel. But in this brevity and at the same time challenge, the spice of an article can definitely lie, because every driving impression gained has made it into the video in the first take.
E-GMP with 800 volt shops and up to 585 PS
The E-GMP distinguishes above all the 800-volt fast charging, which brings the capacity from 10 to 80 percent in approx. 18 minutes with the corresponding charging station. Two battery capacities are offered with 58 and 77.4 kWh, on which Kia (like the entire car) gives a seven-year guarantee up to 150,000 km. 58 kWh are only offered for your entry-level rear-wheel drive and 125 kW (170 PS), while the 77.4 kWh battery is available for the more powerful rear-wheel drive (168 kW/229 PS), all-wheel drive (239 kW/325 PS) and the end The following EV6 with GT package (430 kW/585 PS) will be used in 2022. The ranges are 394 km, 528 km, 596 km and approx. 400 km in the same order. All details are provided by the technical data including the price list (PDF).
Entry from 35,420 euros after premiums
Entry into the world of the EV6 starts at 44,990 euros (gross), whereby there is currently an innovation premium of 9,570 euros for e-vehicles with a net list price of less than 40,000 euros, of which 6,000 euros are an impressive purchase premium and a manufacturer's share of 3,570 euros, so that an effective amount of 35,420 euros is incurred. The stronger variants are before premiums at 48,990 euros, 52,890 euros and 65,990 euros (GT package).
A lot of standard equipment even with the basic model
The model with rear-wheel drive and 77.4 kWh battery driven by ComputerBase was provided by Kia with extensive special equipment, but fortunately the EV6 has a lot of equipment as standard. These include the two curved 12.3-inch screens, seven years of navigation map updates, Bluetooth, DAB +, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.