Kia EV6 Air RWD 2023 Review

EV6 Air – Its no secret that the Kia EV6 is a favourite electric car. Especially the top models the EV6 GT-Line and the rocket like EV6 GT. 2023 Kia EV6 Air RWD front 1 However we recently drove the entry level model the EV6 Air with rear wheel drive only which is priced from around $68,000 plus the usual costs.

The single motor EV6 Air produces 168kW power and 350Nm of torque and a single charge driving range of 528km, with 0-100 acceleration being reached in approximately 7.3 seconds on 19” alloy wheels.

The EV6 Air still comes with an impressive list of standard features, none more important that the additional electric adjustable lumbar support for the driver, perfect for my ageing back.

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Charging is best done on a 350kW charger where  the 800V charging capability means the EV6 can go from 10-to-80 per cent battery charge in just 18 minutes. However is you are doing it at home on a normal 10 AMP plug, it takes a LOT LONGER.

We drove the EV6 Air around town on our normal daily routine of about 60-80 km a day. The 500km plus range is ideal for that, but we kept it topped up most nights due to the time to charge at home. It also meant zero localised emissions which helps reduce local pollution.

Electric cars are not the total answer but for some they’re perfect.

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What is good?

  • Elegant design
  • Internal space
  • Modern interior

What is not so good?

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Kia EV6 sits in the middle of the available EV cars. Its mid size but spacious.

You could look at obviously its close cousin the IONIQ5, the new Polestar3,or the Lexus UX300e. The new Subaru Solterra is coming soon and will be a direct competitor.

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Kia

 

Model   

EV6 AIR RWD

Model Price$72,590 MLP*
EngineSingle electric motors
Drivetrain1 Sp reduction gear RWD
Battery Capacity / type77.4kWh / Lithium Ion
Power168kW
Torque350Nm
Range (WLTP) / efficiency528Km / 16.5kWh/100km
Fast Charge / Home(10-80%) 18 mins (350Kw) / about 7 hrs 20 mins
Safety5 Star ANCAP (tested Feb 2022)
CO2 EmissionsZero driving emissions
0-100kmh/Top Speed7.3secs / TBA
ServicingCapped Price
Warranty7yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist7Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    

84/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort8
Equipment8
Performance7
Ride and Handling9
Practicality9
Fit for Purpose9
Style / Appeal9
Technology / connectivity8
Value for Money8

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Dimensions

 
Overall Length4695mm
Wheelbase2900mm
Width1890mm
Height1550mm
Wheels20×8.0J Alloy
Tyres255/45 R20
Max ground clearanceUp to 160mm
Wading DepthTBA
ApproachN/A
RampoverN/A
Departure angleN/A
Turning Circle KTK11.6m
Boot Capacity Min480L
Boot capacity Max1260L
Battery WeightTBC
Kerb Weight2105kg
Payload (kg)435kg
GVM (kg)2540kg
GCM4140kg
Towing Capacity1600kg
Tow Ball rating100kg

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.