The Kia EV6 can now be configured and ordered at local dealers across 24 nations in Europe. During the reservation phase, which has now ended, Kia recorded 7,300 reservations for the electric model in Europe. This indicates – as already with the e-Niro – long delivery times.
According to Kia, the 33,000 registered prospective buyers, 7,300 of whom have made reservations, already represent more than 300 per cent of the sales volume originally planned for 2021. Production of the Kia EV6 is scheduled to begin in the middle of this year.
“It’s extremely encouraging as Kia looks ahead to the future of electric mobility with the new EV6, based on our new dedicated EV platform (E-GMP),” said Jason Jeong, president at Kia Europe. “The high number of customers who have already put their name down for the EV6 highlights the strong demand and we are confident that the launch of the EV6 will be also very successful.”
Kia had unveiled the EV6 at the end of March – around six weeks after group sister Hyundai unveiled its first E-GMP model, the Ioniq 5. We elaborated on the differences between the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in the article on the EV6 launch.
Kia will offer the EV6 in several variants – with a small battery (58 kWh), a larger battery (77 kWh), both with rear- or all-wheel drive. In addition, there will be the 430 kW top model EV6 GT, but this will only be delivered from winter 2022.
The base model (small battery, rear-wheel drive and a range of around 400 kilometres) will be available at prices starting from 44,990 euros. The GT-line trim is only available with the large battery and costs at least 54,990 euros with rear-wheel drive and a range of around 510 kilometres. Although the EV6 can be ordered immediately according to the announcement from Kia’s European headquarters in Frankfurt, no price list or configurator can be found on the German Kia website yet.