Launched just below two weeks in the past, the Kia EV6 is the second mannequin to be launched by Dinamikjaya Motors after the Carnival. Due to the present EV incentives, the CBU all-electric crossover, which is obtainable in a sole GT-Line AWD variant, retails at RM300,668 on-the-road with out insurance coverage, inclusive of gross sales tax.
Constructed on the Electrical-International Modular Platform (E-GMP) structure that can also be utilized by the EV6’s shut relative, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, we get Kia’s EV with the Lengthy Vary AWD powertrain. As such, there’s a 77.4-kWh lithium-ion battery that powers a pair of electrical motors – one on every axle – that gives a complete system output of 325 PS (321 hp or 239 kW) and 605 Nm of torque.
Efficiency-wise, you’re taking a look at a 0-100 km/h time of simply 5.2 seconds and a high pace of 183 km/h. Absolutely charged, the EV6 delivers as much as 506 km of vary following the WLTP commonplace, with each AC (Sort 2, 11 kW) and DC charging (CCS2, 350 kW) supported.
Regardless of the shared platform, the EV6 is significantly totally different from its Hyundai counterpart. For starters, the EV6 gives greater outputs and extra vary than the Ioniq 5 in its range-topping Max variant, though the latter is cheaper at RM270,408 (with out the non-compulsory RM10,000 prolonged guarantee and repair package deal).
Key options of the EV6 embrace bi-directional charging, often known as Automobile-to-Load (V2L) help, which permits the battery to double as a high-capacity exterior energy financial institution, supplying as much as 3.6 kW to energy most digital equipment.
The entrance seats additionally include a one-touch recline operate (Kia calls this Premium Rest), whereas the trendy inside additionally sports activities twin 12.3-inch shows and a 14-speaker Meridian sound system. The checklist of lively security and driver help methods can also be fairly complete, together with a nifty Distant Good Parking Help (RSPA) that permits for semi-autonomous parking.
We cowl many extra features of the EV6 on this walk-around video tour, so give it watch and tell us what you consider the all-electric crossover. Does the value tag justify the options you get?
GALLERY: 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD (Malaysia market)