Kia EV6: test, engine, price, range, battery

We have to talk about money. The new Kia EV6 costs in the cheapest variant 170 hp and a small 58 kWh battery 44,990 euros, is more than 6000 euros more expensive than a comparable one VW ID.4. Kia more expensive than VW! And you ask yourself: is it worth it? There is a subjective and an objective answer to the question. (Important tips for buying a new car on the Internet)

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The EV6 is drawn very nicely

Kia EV6

Pretty Stromer: At 4.68 meters in length, the EV6 is more of a higher-set shooting brake than an SUV.

Let’s start with personal well-being and answer 1: Take a look at this body 4.68 meter crossover, huge wheelhouses, continuous strip of lights at the rear, recessed door handles that only extend when approaching. The EV6 looks a bit like someone secretly has it Design study waved through, looks more like a high one Shooting Brake because like an SUV, you just have to love it. Answer number 2 results from the bare numbers: Thanks 800 volt network the Korean loads (almost) as fast as that Porsche Taycan; he sucks on the Fast charging station Electricity with the power of 240 kW. Or to put it another way: In 18 minutes If the battery goes from 5 to 80 percent, at VW it takes twice as long!

When it comes to the chassis, Kia relies on dynamics

Kia EV6

Extremely agile: thanks to its tight set-up, the heavy EV6 goes around the corner without swaying.

For our first test drive, we grab the EV6 with a large one 77.4 kWh battery, 229 hp and rear-wheel drive, makes 4000 euros extra, so 48,990 euros. The all-wheel drive with 325 PS would even be 7900 euros more expensive than the base, and it is 22 kilometers shorter than the 229 PS Kia, which, depending on the accelerator, is due to more power and additional weight up to 528 kilometers should come far. 528 kilometers! Of course we didn’t go that far on our lap, if we hadn’t even made it, it would have been so much fun Accelerate and corner robbers. We know that such an e-car immediately has punch when the foot is on the accelerator pedal, in this case the post goes down to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds Two-ton colossus can be chased through the curve so easily and with almost no rolling movements, on the other hand, amazes again and again. You have everything on the EV6 tightly laid out, Chassis, steering, in sport mode also the accelerator pedal characteristic. If you want to, the car will feel a size smaller in every situation, i.e. when driving.

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At the Space available there can be no question of it. 2.90 meter wheelbase! Above all, they benefit from this Passengers in the back, you can cross your legs, connect your cell phone to the front seat or the center console via a cable or use the 220-volt socket. We found six charging sockets. This Kia has more connections than seats!

The operation works well thanks to the shortcut keys

Kia EV6

Two large monitors dominate the workplace. Important functions can be controlled via buttons.

Speaking of high tech. Front one huge display like Mercedes with two monitors, one (without touch) for speedometer and driving information, one (with touch) for multimedia, underneath and not nested in any Multimedia menu Speed ​​dial buttons for air conditioning and heating, next to a real one Volume control to rotate and not to type or swipe. The highlight: You have used this touchpad twice. Click above, then you control multimedia, press below, then it is the heating and the volume knob becomes a warm-cold control. At the October 23, 2021 is a dealer premiere, over 1000 EV6 are already pre-ordered, usually it is the 325 hp car for scarce 53,000 euros. Quite a lot of money, so we have to talk about it again at the end. Yes, in the Base everything you want is included: GPS with real-time traffic and good Voice control, LEDs front and rear, two-zone climate, seat and steering wheel heating, reversing camera and parking beeper.

Then we wanted the aluminum wheels one size bigger, so for an extra 490 euros we would rather have 20-inch instead of 19-inch, but we would have to have five more Equipment packages for a total of 7870 euros choose, so take a lot of money into your hand. Well, Kia does it like Porsche.
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Technical data Kia EV6: • Motor: Electric • Battery capacity: 77.4 kWh • System output: 168 kW (229 PS) • Max. Torque: 350 Nm • Drive: rear wheel, single gear • Length / width / height: 4680/1880/1550 mm • Empty weight: 1985 -2085 kg • trunk 520-1300 l (+52 l Frunk) • 0-100 km / h 7.3 s • Vmax: 185 km / h • consumption (combined): 16.5-17.2 kWh • exhaust gas C02 : 0 g / km • price: from 48,990 euros

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