Spotted: Kia EV6 Test Running In India

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Spotted: Kia EV6 Test Running In India

The first sighting of the Kia EV6 has been reported from Hyderabad, India. The EV6, Kia's first electric vehicle offering in the country – is expected to launch sometime in May/June 2022. Kia is getting the EV6 as a full import in the Indian market, and, hence, no modifications are expected to be made to its design, features, e-GMP platform, or electric powertrain. The EV6 uses Kia’s latest ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy that gives the electric crossover an impressive overall structure. 

As per Express Drives, the interiors of the Kia EV6 feature a dual-screen layout including one screen for the digital dials and another for the infotainment system. The EV6 offers connected car tech, a unique two-spoke steering wheel, an augmented reality heads-up display, and several ADAS (advanced driver assistance safety features).

Globally the car reaches buyers with a variety of configurations when it comes to powertrains. These include a 58kWh battery pack that is presented in two configurations – a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) layout with 170hp single-motor, or an all-wheel-drive (AWD) layout with a dual-motor set-up that makes 235hp. A larger 77.4kWh battery pack is also available that can be had with a 229hp single-motor in RWD guise, 325hp dual-motor in AWD guise, or the range-topping, performance oriented GT variant with dual-motor AWD layout putting out 585hp and 740Nm.

It is expected that Kia will offer the EV6 with multiple configurations in India, giving potential EV buyers more choice in terms of range and performance. The Kia EV6 spotted in India was in the GT guise, so we can presume that the top-range version would be available for our market. Kia EV6 flagship GT version of the Kia EV6 crossover commands a range of 510km and a top speed of 260 km/h.