Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD 2023 Review

How far will the Kia EV6 go on one charge

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.

2022 Kia EV6 AWD GT Line at nelson bay

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.

2022 Kia EV6 AWD GT Line trip to nelson bay

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

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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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Model   

Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD

Model Price$87,590 MLP*
EngineTwin electric motors
Drivetrain1 Sp reduction gear AWD
Battery Capacity / type77.4kWh / Lithium Ion
Power239kW
Torque605Nm
Range (WLTP) / efficiency484Km / 18kWh/100km
Fast Charge / Home(10-80%) 18mins (350Kw) / about 8 hrs
Safety5 Star ANCAP (tested Feb 2022)
CO2 EmissionsZero driving emissions
0-100kmh/Top Speed5.2secs / 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    

86/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment8
Performance8
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.