The 2022 Kia EV6 is Kia’s brand new electric crossover SUV. In fact, it’s Kia’s only vehicle that runs solely on electricity, making its debut that much more noteworthy. It shares a platform with the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, and these two electric SUVs are pretty similar. Like the Ioniq 5, the 2022 Kia EV6 will have a single motor as well as a dual-motor option. How much will the 2022 Kia EV6 cost?
How much will the 2022 Kia EV6 cost?
The 2022 Kia EV6 price will start at $40,900, though Kia is advertising it as $33,400. That’s because the Kia EV6 is eligible for the full $7,500 tax credit that’s available to electric cars. Of course, the vehicles which can get the tax credit – especially the full tax credit – change, so this discounted price isn’t set in stone.
The base model 2022 Kia EV6, called the Light model, according to Electrek, comes with rear-wheel drive and a 58 kWh battery pack. There are two other trim levels available, including the Wind and the GT-Line. While the Light only comes with rear-wheel drive, the Wind and the GT trims can upgrade to Dual Motor e-AWD.
If you buy the 2022 EV6 you’ll also get a 1,000 kWh charging credit to use within three years. This is equal to roughly 4,000 miles of free charging for the Light trim level.
How fast is the EV6?
The 2022 Kia EV6 GT is the fastest and can go from 0 to 60 in just 3.5 seconds. The EV6 GT price is $51,200 for rear-wheel drive and $55,900 for the Dual Motor e-AWD. This can come with a 77.4 kWh battery and two motors – a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor. This combination gets 576 hp.
The EV6 Light has a 168kW rear motor that makes 167 horsepower and can get 232 miles on a single charge. The rear-wheel Wind and GT trims have a 77.4 kWh battery with a 168kW motor and make 225 hp. This gets up to 310 miles. And the Dual Motor e-AWD that has a 77.4 kWh battery with a 74kW front motor and a 165kW rear motor makes 320 hp and can get up to 274 miles. This gets from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds.
Is the Kia EV6 available?
The 2022 Kia EV6 release date is soon – in fact, the Kia EV6 U.S. release is within the next few weeks. This is three months before the EV6 was scheduled to be available, which during the current automotive climate, is pretty impressive.
The EV6 will be available in all 50 states, which is important because a lot of new electric vehicles are being tested in just some states. For example, the Mazda MX-30 will only be available in California, leaving people in the other 49 states out of luck.
The 2022 Kia EV6 price makes it competitive with other electric SUVs on the market. People have been waiting for Kia’s electric cars to debut, and the release of its first electric SUV is sure to be a big hit with car shoppers. With the EV6 scheduled to be in a driveway near you in just a few weeks, it won’t be long before we know just how good Kia’s first electric car is.