Electric Future: The Kia EV6 Is Outselling the Kia Carnival

The Kia EV6 compact electric SUV is the first step in Kia’s push to full electrification. The EV6 made a huge splash in 2022 because of its driving range, fast charging capability, and style. Though America isn’t as quick to embrace electric vehicles as other countries, the EV6 is already outselling the Kia Carnival nameplate.

Kia is selling more EV6 models than Kia Carnival models

A gray 2022 Kia EV6 electric SUV is parked.
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The 2022 Kia EV6 is the South Korean cousin of 2022’s World Car of the Year, the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 took the world by storm in 2022 because of the value it provides and how comfortable and accessible it is. The Ioniq 5 gave the world a glimpse at the electric future as an electric small family SUV.

The EV6 is different from the Ioniq 5, but it brings plenty of value to drivers in its own way. The South Korean automaker sold 14,446 Carnival models as of August 2022. Kia sold 16,124 EV6 models as of August 2022.

While the EV6 isn’t a best-selling model by any means yet, the new nameplate has plenty of room for growth over the next few years. Since electric vehicle charging infrastructure has a long way to go, the EV6’s current sales numbers are a good sign for the future of the small electric SUV. The EV6 is on track to outsell the Kia Stinger in 2022 and it’s trailing the Kia Rio in sales.

The Kia EV6’s future looks bright as the world continues to develop EV charging infrastructure and EVs become more popular. It could become one of Kia’s most popular nameplates in the years to come.

How much does the Kia EV6 cost?

A gray 2022 Kia EV6 electric SUV is parked.
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The Kia EV6 starts at $41,400. It comes in three different trim levels: the Light, Wind, and GT-Line. The Wind starts at $47,500 and the GT-Line starts at $51,700.

The EV6 has a standard driving range of 232 miles. It has a maximum driving range of 310 miles. The 2022 Kia EV6 makes 167 horsepower. It has a max power output of 320 horses.

The most impressive version of the EV6 is the Kia EV6 GT-Line. InsideEVs claims that the 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line can go from 0-60 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds.

Should you buy a Kia EV6?

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The Kia EV6 is one of the best small electric SUV models on the market. It competes with the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4.

If you’re looking for a practical electric SUV that’s also stylish and charges quickly, the EV6 is a great EV to buy. That being said, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 got more attention in 2022 and has won more prestigious awards.

Read more about the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in the next article below.

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