New technology and ultra-fast charging – now the Kia EV6 is launched in Sweden
Published: 12 November 2021, 10:37 Updated: 31 March 2022, 14:58 It has been one of the most anticipated car models in recent years. And that did not make matters worse when the Kia EV6 recently won the prestigious “Car of the Year” competition. Sweden launched the new electric car in November and already now it is a success with almost 4,500 customer-sold cars. Here is why the electric car Kia EV6 attracts such attention.Kia EV6 – the new generation electric car EV6 is Kia’s first electric car based on the new electric car platform E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform). This supports 800 volt technology, which makes ultra-fast charging possible. At a charging station with at least 250 kW, the battery can be quickly charged from 10 to 80 percent in as little as 18 minutes or you can achieve a range of up to 100 km in 4.5 minutes. All models on the Swedish market have the large battery of 77.4 kWh, and the placement of the battery in the floor creates spaciousness in the cabin and a flat floor for best comfort.
The electric car is available in three versions: EV6, EV6 Plus and GT Line. The Kia EV6 and EV6 Plus come in a basic version with rear-wheel drive, but the EV6 Plus is also available with four-wheel drive. On the GT Line, four-wheel drive is standard.With four-wheel drive, ie with twin electric motors – one on the front and one on the rear axle – the EV6 Plus and EV6 GT Line have a total of 325 horsepower. In terms of performance, it can handle 0-100 km / h in 5.2 seconds. The Kia EV6 with rear-wheel drive has a range of up to 528 kilometers on a single charge, according to WLTP. At the end of this year, a fourth version will arrive – the top model Kia EV6 GT. It is also four-wheel drive with twin electric motors – one on the front and one on the rear axle. The Kia EV6 GT has a total of 585 horsepower. 0 to 100 km / h is completed in 3.5 seconds and the top speed is set at 260 km / h.
Chairs made from recycled PET bottles
When it comes to the interior of the Kia EV6, the first thing you see is a dual panoramic screen (dual 12.3-inch screens) with intuitive menus and a user-friendly interface.Next to the driver’s seat is a solid center console that houses the gear selector, space for the mobile phone that is charged wirelessly and touch buttons for, among other things, seat and steering wheel heating. With an AR head-up display, important information is projected on the windshield so the driver can easily keep track The chairs in the new EV6 are designed with comfort in focus and are upholstered in vegan leather or suede imitation, made from recycled PET bottles. In the seats, which can be folded down as recliners, it is easy and comfortable to recover for a while while the batteries are being charged.
Towing capacity of 1,600 kilos
It’s not just the range, ultra-fast charging and dual panoramic screens that make the Kia EV6 stand out. There are a number of technical functions that assist in everyday life, such as blind-spot warning, warning for behind-the-scenes traffic, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, parking sensors front and rear and electrically operated tailgate.Regardless of version, the Kia EV6 also boasts a towing capacity of 1600 kg. The Kia EV6 can also function as a mobile powerbank. It is equipped with a vehicle-to-load function (V2L) and can be used to charge and operate other electrical appliances that may be needed, for example, for various outdoor adventures. The car can deliver a power of up to 3.6 kW, which means that the EV6 can even be used to charge another electric car if needed.
“Car of the Year 2022”
At the end of February this year, the 59th edition of “Car of the Year” was decided and for the first time the prize went to a Korean car manufacturer. Kia EV6 was one of six electric cars in the final and after a raffled vote with 59 experienced car journalists from 22 European countries, EV6 ended up as the winner.Fast charging and long range – new Kia EV6 The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with KIA and not an article by Dagens industri