EV6 GT-Line AWD –Regular listeners will know I live some 200km or so north of Sydney and to date hadn’t taken an EV there, preferring to do the testing around Sydney.
However, that changed just prior to Christmas when I took the latest Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD north.
The main reason I chose the EV6 was the range. Under all conditions you will get a minimum of 400km range and often up to 500km.
Range on an electric car is just like distance to empty on a petrol or diesel engine, except the refuelling process takes longer and requires more planning.
The closest public charging station from my home is about a 20-minute drive, it wasn’t working so the next closest one is almost an hour’s drive. there is a bank of Tesla chargers about 30 minutes away as well.
So, the option was to charge overnight. As I had used 50% of the charge driving up the coast, the first overnight took about 20 hours and got it back to about 90% charge. From there on I plugged the EV6 in every night to keep it topped up to 100% daily.
As mentioned in previous reviews, the EV6 is one of my favourite electric cars. It certainly attracted a lot of attention and I probably sold two of them while chatting to people about it.
The Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD is priced from $82,990 plus the usual costs
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Quick Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD thoughts
- Kia hit the winner circle first time around with the EV6
- Its especially stylish as well as practical
- Ground up flat floor design allows maximum interior space
- Little features make all the difference, like:
- Australian tuned suspension
- adjustable brake regeneration makes for individualised driving style
- compliant ride and handling
- both interior and exterior V2L capability
- powered charging flap
- a charge lead for all circumstances
- Remote smart parking assist
- powered tailgate
- heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel
- excellent sound system
- heaps of internal storage spaces, the under centre console area is clever
- if you cant get to a fast charger its easy to top up at home, but keep it topped up as it takes a while.
- 500Km plus range in the right circumstances
- One really cool feature the EV6 has is a screen that shows where the nearest charging station is and what it is.
- The augmented reality HUD is amongst the best as is the 12.3 inch central touch screen
- Driver ergonomics and available information are spot on
- Its actually fun to drive
What is good?
What is not so good?
Some more EV6 Articles
- Kia EV6 GT coming very soon
- Kia EV6 GT Line AWD 2022 Review
- Ioniq5 vs EV6 Two cars, same platform but very different approaches
- Kia’s EV6 is coming first quarter 2022
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Kia EV6 sits in the middle of the available EV cars. Its mid size but spacious.
Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD
|Model Price||$87,590 MLP*|
|Engine||Twin electric motors|
|Drivetrain||1 Sp reduction gear AWD|
|Battery Capacity / type||77.4kWh / Lithium Ion|
|Range (WLTP) / efficiency||484Km / 18kWh/100km|
|Fast Charge / Home||(10-80%) 18mins (350Kw) / about 8 hrs|
|Safety||5 Star ANCAP (tested Feb 2022)|
|CO2 Emissions||Zero driving emissions|
|0-100kmh/Top Speed||5.2secs / TBA|
|Warranty||7yr/ Unlimited km|
|Roadside Assist||7Yr. 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)
|Behind the Wheel||9|
|Ride and Handling||9|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Style / Appeal||9|
|Technology / connectivity||8|
|Value for Money||8|
|Max ground clearance||Up to 160mm|
|Turning Circle KTK||11.6m|
|Boot Capacity Min||480L|
|Boot capacity Max||1260L|
|Tow Ball rating||100kg|
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