Kia EV6 GT electric crossover packs 585 hp, 0-100 kph time of 3.5 seconds and 260 kph top speed- Technology Information, Gadgetclock
OverdriveMar 31, 2021 16:58:08 IST
Kia has unveiled its first devoted battery electric car, the Kia EV6. The EV6 is predicated on Hyundai-Kia’s new E-GMP devoted EV platform and packs 800V charging functionality, just like the closely-related Hyundai Ioniq 5. The EV6 is the primary of 11 new EVs Kia plans on launching globally by 2026, seven of which will likely be based mostly on the brand new structure. The EV6 might be had with two battery choices – a 77.4 kWh long-range model, or a standard-range model with a 58 kWh battery.
The range-topper is the EV6 GT, probably the most highly effective manufacturing Kia until date. Fitted with the bigger battery pack and making 585 hp from its dual-motor setup, the EV6 GT can do 0 to 100 kph in a supercar-baiting 3.5 seconds, because of its 740 Nm of torque. The top-speed is 260 kph and the GT additionally comes fitted with an digital limited-slip differential for extra exact dealing with.
Different variations of the Kia EV6 might be had with both in a single or dual-motor configuration. The 2WD model with the bigger battery can do 510 km on a full cost and is powered by a rear-mounted 228 hp and 350 Nm motor. The AWD model places out a mixed 325 hp and 605 Nm for a 0 to 100 kph time of 5.2 seconds. Fitted with the usual battery, the dual-motor EV6 can do 0 to 100 kph in 6.2 seconds with its mixed 235 hp and 605 Nm. The bottom 2WD commonplace battery makes 170 hp and 350 Nm.
With the 800v charging, the EV6 can cost from 10 to 80 p.c in 18 minutes, with 100 km of vary being added to the bigger battery pack in 4.5 minutes. The smaller pack is anticipated to assist 400V charging. Additionally, the Kia EV helps a vehicle-to-load (V2L) operate that provides as much as 3.5 kW power from the battery to energy different electronics. Additionally, with over 35 p.c cost left, the EV6 can tow as much as 1,600 kg. A heat-pump can be fitted to keep up vary in colder climate and there are six ranges of regen braking on supply.
The Kia EV6 additionally debuts a brand new design philosophy for the model – Opposites United – which mixes sharper particulars with extra sculptured surfaces. The Tiger Nostril grille has been revised to go well with an EV whereas the silhouette is crossover-influenced by with sharp particulars and sequential LED lighting. The interiors are extra historically Hyundai-Kia however the EV structure frees up considerably extra inside room. The wheelbase is 2,900 mm and there’s 520 to 1,300 litres of boot house. A ‘frunk’ affords 52 litres within the 2WD and 20 litres within the AWD variations. The 2 12-inch screens are curved and are set in a single pane of glass for a seamless impact. There’s additionally an augmented actuality HUD that reveals driving info, navigation prompts and ADAS features whereas the UVO suite of connected-car options, now referred to as Kia Join affords EV associated info. Lastly, there’s an non-obligatory 16-speaker Meridian audio system that performs audible sounds to correlate with the driving.
The Kia EV6 is being manufactured in South Korea and will go on sale in sure international markets within the second half of 2021. There is no such thing as a phrase but on an India launch for the Kia EV6. though if it have been to launch right here, it could come at a big premium over the Hyundai Kona EV.