Kia EV6 Electric Crossover India Launch On June 2, 2022

The Korean carmaker's first ever electric car, the Kia EV6 will launch in India on June 2, 2022, with pre-bookings opening on May 26.
23-May-22 11:58 PM IST
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Highlights
  • Kia EV6 will be launched on June 2, 2022.
  • Pre-bookings will open on May 26, 2022
  • Will arrive with a 77.4 kWh battery & 528 km range in RWD, 425 km in AWD.

Kia India has announced that it will be launching its upcoming electric car, the Kia EV6 on June 2, 2022. The Korean carmaker earlier announced that  pre-bookings for the electric crossover SUV will open on May 26, with deliveries to start soon. The car will arrive in India as a CBU (Completely built unit) import, and is expected to be priced around Rs. 50-60 lakhs. Initially, only 100 units have been allocated to India to be sold in 2022, and it is likely to be offered in both RWD and AWD variants, with the larger 77.4 kWh battery, with more units and variants expected to follow next year.

Also Read: Kia EV6 India Review: The Rise Of The New Age EV

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The folks at Kia say that the EV6 has the sportiness of a fastback, the stance of a compact hatch, and, perhaps, a little of the raw strength of a rally car too.

Internationally, the Kia EV6 is offered with two battery options, a smaller 58 kWh battery - which wont be available in India at the time of launch - and the larger 77.4 kWh battery which will make its way here. The EV is offered in multiple variants and drivetrains, more on that here. The larger battery pack paired with the RWD powertrains delivers the longest range, with a WLTP certified range of 528 kms. The AWD variant has a much shorter claimed range at 425 kms, but delivers a stronger 320 bhp and 605 Nm of torque.

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Interior of the Kia EV6

Also Read: Where Does The Upcoming Kia EV6 Stand Against Other Luxury Electric Offerings - Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Volvo XC40 Recharge

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The Kia EV6 will be rivaled by Hyundai IONIQ 5, Volvo XC 40, Mercedes-Benz EQC, and the Jaguar I-Pace

Also Read: Exclusive: Kia EV6 Review

The EV6 gets a very aggressive and futuristic looking design,and is unsurprisingly loaded to the gills with tech. The electric crossover goes on sale in a vacuum, as at the time of launch, its nearest premium rivals are priced upwards of Rs. 1 Crore. That will soon change of course, as we expect Volvo XC40 Recharge and Hyundai IONIQ 5 to launch in the coming months, both of which will be priced closer to the EV6.

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