Kia Belux: ‘half of EV6’s allocated 2021 volume reserved’
Kia Belux has opened actual ordering for its EV6 electric flagship that is to symbolize the new brand strategy as it is the first electric Kia on the dedicated E-GMP platform it shares with the Hyundai Ionq 5.
In one month, in Belgium, half of the Belux allocated volume for this year is actually reserved after pre-reservation opening in April. Delivery starts in October if all goes well. So far 33 000 ‘prospects’ in Europe showed their interest. That is three times more than what Kia expected to deliver in the last months of this year, Kia states in the official press release.
Production starts in July
Production will start in Korea in July. So far, there are no plans to build the model outside the home country. In South Korea itself, 21 000 reservations were counted on the very first day pre-registration was opened. It nearly matches the success of its Hyundai sibling on the same platform, the Ioniq 5, which counted 23 760 preorders in its first 24 hours of pre-reservation.
At the moment, the EV6 will be available with two battery packs, the standard 58 kWh (394 km range) or the long-range 77,4 kWh (490 – 510 km). There’s a choice between rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.
Basic model starts at €43 990
The basic model has a 125 kW/169 hp electromotor in the rear, driving the rear wheels. The RWD version’s starting price with Pulse pack (one engine, 125 kW) with the standard 58 kWh battery pack in Belgium will be €43 990. Add another €4 000 for the 77,4kWh battery. With that battery, the power raises to 168 kW/229 hp, and this car has a range of 510 km (WLTP).
The all-wheel-drive version has the 77,4 kWh battery and has two electric motors, with a combined power of 239 kW/325 hp and a maximum torque of 605 Nm. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 kph in 5,2 seconds. The Pulse AWD costs €53 890.
GT to come in 2022
The RWD GT-Line (always with a 77 kWh battery and one engine of 168 kW) will start at €53 690. Apart from the bigger battery, the car also gets specific GT design features, special seat upholstery, and electrically adjustable front seats. For the AWD version, you’ll have to pay €57 190.
Top of the bill is a real GT version, expected somewhere next year. It is always a four-wheel drive, and the two electric motors, one in the front and one in the rear, deliver a combined power of 430 kW/585 hp and a torque of 740 Nm.
This sports version accelerates to 100 kph in 3,5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 260 kph. It always has the biggest battery pack of 77,4 kWh. A limited-slip differential is also a standard feature. The GT top model will cost €65 990 and gets a specific design, larger wheels and brakes, sports seats, intelligent front-lighting, and a premium audio system.