Kia's 'Plan S’ strategy will deliver 11 new electrified models across the world by 2026.  -  Photo: Kia

Kia's 'Plan S’ strategy will deliver 11 new electrified models across the world by 2026.

Photo: Kia

Kia America announced pricing for the 2022 EV6, the brand’s first dedicated all-electric model, starting at $40,900.

Kia says the EV6 is an energy-dense battery pack available in two sizes: 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh. The EV6 with the 58.0 kWh battery pack has a starting price of $40,900. The EV6 with the 77.4 kWh battery pack starts at $47,000 and costs $39,500 after a federal tax credit. The EV6 may also qualify for various state incentives, including single rider carpool lane access in California. These prices exclude destination charge.

The EV6 will be offered in three trim levels: Light, Wind and GT-Line. The Light trim will be offered in rear-wheel drive while Wind and sporty GT-Line variants will be available in rear-wheel drive and Dual Motor e-AWD configurations. 

The EV6 is expected to arrive in dealerships in the upcoming weeks.

2022 Kia EV6 Trim Levels/Pricing – MSRP

(excludes $1,215 destination)

  • EV6 Light RWD: $40,900
  • EV6 Wind RWD: $47,000
  • EV6 Wind Dual Motor e-AWD: $50,900
  • EV6 GT-Line RWD: $51,200
  • EV6 GT-Line Dual Motor e-AWD: $55,900

The EV6 offers up to 320 horsepower and an EPA rated all-electric range (AER) up to 310 miles depending on the configuration:

  • RWD: 58.0 kWh battery with a 168kW rear motor yields 167 horsepower and AER of 232-miles (Light RWD)
  • RWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 168kW rear motor yields 225 horsepower and AER of 310-miles (Wind RWD, GT-Line RWD)
  • Dual Motor e-AWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 74kW front motor and a 165kW rear motor yields 320 horsepower and AER of 274-miles (Wind AWD, GT-Line AWD)

In a separate news release, Kia said the brand’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) signals the U.S. launch of its ‘Plan S’ strategy that will deliver 11 all-new electrified models across the world by 2026. 

The EV lineup's features a long wheelbase and wide stance. Kia said the EV6 combines classic sports car inspiration with high-tech cues and a coupe-like profile. The vehicle has the same 114.2-inch wheelbase as the Kia Telluride, and compares with the width of a Ford Mustang Mach E and the wheelbase of a Tesla Model Y.

The EV platform has Dual Motor e-AWD capability and ultra-fast charging times. The vehicle delivers up to an EPA-rated 310-miles of all-electric range (AER), vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, and a flat-floor interior that utilizes sustainable materials throughout the cabin. The EV6 also offers a wide array of advanced driver assistance systems.

“The EV6 marks a new and transformative era in Kia electrification,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia North America, Kia America. “This innovative offering leverages the many benefits of its advanced platform to offer a level of technological excitement and convenience that will provide a superb ownership experience.”

The announcement included a note that all EV6 buyers will receive a charging credit of 1,000 kWh, useable over a three-year period. This credit is equivalent to approximately 4,000-miles of energy for 77.4 kWh RWD EV6 models.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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