2022 Kia EV6: 500 units destined for Australia in 2022

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The cousin of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Kia EV6, wants to be low volume in Australia.

“Initially, 500 units of the EV6 (in base and GT-Line finishes) were destined for Australia in 2022,” said a spokesperson for Kia. Car expert.

“Of course we are in constant dialogue with the headquarters on this issue.”

The midsize electric SUV is scheduled for the first half of 2022.

Kia Australia has already said that the supply of the EV6 it will be tight as Kia prioritizes regions with CO2 regulations.

I don’t like the Ioniq 5, which was sold online directly from Hyundai, the EV6 will be sold across the Kia dealer network.

The company says a “fair split” will be worked out between its metro and regional dealers.

It says over 90% of the Kia dealer network is currently set up to sell and repair the EV6.

“The interest in the EV6 is unparalleled, with expressions of interest already surpassing all previous Kia models before it,” said Kia Australia’s general manager of marketing, Dean Norbiato.

“This level of interest in our first all-electric model is equally shared between existing and new Kia customers.

“EV6 will be exceptional for the Kia brand in Australia and we are confident it will consolidate as a true halo model at the top of our product portfolio.”

While the 500 is still a limited number, that’s more than the sister brand Hyundai managed to bring to Australia in 2021 than the related Ioniq 5.

Hyundai’s first 240 Ioniq 5 allotment was quickly picked up by buyers and will no longer be released for order until – at this stage – early 2022, once the company has some visibility on delivery.

The allocation foreseen for this calendar year is less than the 400 units foreseen.

The EV6 range will expand in late 2022 or early 2023 with the top-of-the-range EV6 GT, which will include a four-wheel drive powertrain with a supercar that rivals 430kW of power and 740Nm of torque.

It goes well for a 0-100km / h time of just 3.5 seconds, with a targeted range of 405km.

Base and GT-Line models should be available with single-engine rear-wheel drive or dual-engine all-wheel drive.

Kia Australia is likely to prioritize the larger 77.4 kWh long-range battery pack, which offers around 520km and 505km respectively in RWD and AWD modes.

Global specifications indicate that the single-engine EV6 will accelerate from 0-100 in 7.3 seconds, with the EV6 AWD reducing that to 5.2 seconds.

As for prices, Kia has yet to confirm even indicative figures. However, the Ioniq 5 launched in Australia with a price tag of $ 71,900 for the rear-wheel drive model and $ 75,900 for the all-wheel drive, both using a 72.6 kWh battery.

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