Kia EV6 comes with a varied combination of battery and powertrain combination with a broad range of prices to suit everyone’s needs.
With so many variants to choose from, we bring a specs and prices comparison of the Kia EV6. Touted widely as one of the best all-rounder electric cars around, the Kia EV6 has everything going for it. Kia has been among the front runners in the EV space and the strategy and plans to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of the decade are well laid out. With the backing of its parent company, Hyundai Motor Group, the ingredients are all there. The EV6 has generated quite a buzz ever since the launch and we compare the three trims of the electric crossover, Light, Wind and GT-Line in terms of specs and price.
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2022 Kia EV6 Light vs Wind vs GT-Line – Specs Comparison
The base Light trim of the EV6 carries a 58 kWh Li-Ion Polymer (LIPO) battery that powers the AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet electric motor at the rear wheels to produce 167 hp (125 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of peak power and torque respectively. The EPA rated drive range is 232 miles (373 km) with a top speed of 115 mph (185 kmph). The 0-60 mph sprint comes up in 8 seconds.
|Variant||Light||Wind & GT-Line (2WD)||GT-Line (4WD)|
|Battery||58 kWh||77.4 kWh||77.4 kWh|
|Power||125 kW (167 hp)||168 kW (225 hp)||239 kW (320 hp)|
|Torque||258 lb-ft (350 Nm)||258 lb-ft (350 Nm)||446 lb-ft (605 Nm)|
|Range||232 miles (373 km)||310 miles (499 km)||274 miles (441 km)|
|Acceleration (0-60 mph)||8 secs||7.2 secs||5.1 secs|
The Kia EV6 mid-trim (Wind) and top-trim (GT-Line) come with a 77.4 kWh high-density Li-Ion Polymer (LIPO) battery that feeds the AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet electric motor mounted at the rear wheels to produce 225 hp (168 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of peak power and torque respectively, with an EPA rated range of 310 miles (499 km). The 0-60 mph acceleration time is 7.2 seconds with a top speed of 115 mph (185 kmph).
The 77.4 kWh battery powers the dual-motor setup in the e-AWD version with a combined output of 320 hp (239 kW) and 446 lb-ft (605 Nm) of peak power and torque respectively with an EPA rated range of 274 miles (441 km). Taking advantage of modern technology, the Kia EV6 boasts of the V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) function where the EV could act as the source to power external electronic appliances too. The 0-60 mph sprint takes a mere 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 117 mph (188 mph).
The 11 kW AC charger takes 7 hours and 10 minutes to charge the battery completely, whereas the 350 kW DC fast charger is capable of filling the battery in brisk 18 minutes.
2022 Kia EV6 Wind vs GT-Line – Price Comparison
While the base trim (Light) of the EV6 starts at $40,900, the mid Wind trim starts at $47,000 and the top GT-Line starts at $51,200. It must be noted that the Kia EV6 is available with federal tax benefits of upto $7,500 at the aforementioned prices making the proportion enticing indeed. These prices are excluding the destination charges of $1,215.
|Kia EV6 Variants||Price|
|EV6 Light (RWD)||$ 40,900|
|EV6 Wind (RWD)||$ 47,000|
|EV6 Wind (AWD)||$ 50,900|
|EV6 GT-Line (RWD)||$ 51,200|
|EV6 GT-Line (AWD)||$ 55,900|
While the Wind and GT-Line trims of the Kia EV6 have similar specifications, the slight premium would get you a few extra goodies in terms of styling that will be visible on the inside and the outside. The GT-Line is designed in a bit sporty manner compared to the regular Wind variant. If you are looking for an aesthetically sporty EV, the GT-Line is for you. Otherwise, it is advised to save $4,000 by going for the Wind trim.