The 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition is one of many new electric models the Korean carmaker plans to unveil over the next several years. As you might imagine, Kia wants buyers to get excited about these cars and seriously consider buying them. While the EV6 isn’t available for sale just yet, a limited run of First Edition models is now available for pre-order.
According to Kia’s latest press release, buyers who chose to reserve these cars ahead of time will get to pick between three available gifts. One of these is an Apple Watch. However, this might not be the best gift on offer.
How much does the 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition cost?
Before we dive into these available gifts, let’s go over the 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition itself. As you might imagine, the first model to arrive won’t be an entry-level version with no options onboard. In fact, if you decide to be one of the first buyers, you’ll get a top trim model.
This means that your 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition will include an augmented reality heads-up display, remote smart parking assist, sunroof, 20-inch wheels, and a Meridian audio system. In terms of performance, you’ll also get the most powerful dual-motor setup with all-wheel drive and a 77.4 kWh battery.
With both electric motors, you’ll get a combined output of 313 hp and a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds. Unfortunately, the Korean carmaker hasn’t released its official pricing for this model. However, Car and Driver estimates that this electric crossover could cost between $45,000 and $55,000.
If you buy this electric crossover, you’ll get a free Apple Watch
If you’re prepared to embrace electricity with the 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition, the carmaker has a unique strategy to entice you further. That’s because you’ll get a choice between three available gifts. The first is the aforementioned Apple Watch you’ll get for free if you opt for the First Edition model. The reason is so that you’ll be able to connect with your car via your smartwatch.
The second gift on offer is an at-home charger. This would allow you to easily charge your car overnight so that it’s ready to go whenever you get up for your daily commute.
While these are both great options, the final gift is likely the one you’ll want to get. That’s because Kia offers a credit you can use for a national charging network. While the carmaker hasn’t specified which network or how much credit you’ll have, Volkswagen offered up years of free charging with its ID4. If Kia steps in with a similar offer, it could be quite enticing.
When will the 2022 Kia EV6 go on sale?
If you want to reserve a 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition, it’s a fairly straightforward process. For the most part, you have to put down a $100 refundable deposit to secure an order. However, this version is limited to just 1,500 examples. The Korean carmaker hasn’t stated whether or not you’ll be able to reserve the standard model once these run out. Regardless, buyers that chose to reserve one will receive their electric crossover in the first quarter of 2022.