People tend to fear what they don’t understand, and there are a lot of myths surrounding electric cars. They are less powerful, there’s nowhere to charge them, and they’re unsafe. Yet, the new 2022 Kia EV 6 slay them all. Here’s what you need to know about the latest Kia jewel.
The 2022 Kia EV 6 is the first all-electric vehicle in its lineup. Kia is on the road with an ambitious goal: to become a fully electric company by 2040. Additionally, the South Korean company plans to go carbon-neutral by 2045. The new EV6 model shows that the company is definitely on track. It runs on the proprietary system called E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform).
The 2022 Kia EV 6 exterior design is a work of art. According to the company’s press release, its design is based on a “opposites united” philosophy. The EV6’s sleek lines aim to portray the “contrasts found in nature and humanity. It’s the first car of the company to be influenced by such philosophy, which also combines sculptural shapes and bold stylistic elements.
It’s a quite spacious vehicle, sitting between an SUV and a family crossover. It’s very comfortable for all passengers, regardless of their size. Its head and legroom are more than enough for people taller than 6 feet. It’s comparable to the BMW 3 Series in terms of size.
The EV6’s passengers can also count on a high-tech interior, making it even more comfortable. It has two curved displays of 12.3 inches each. One of the displays controls the infotainment system, while the other is an instrumental panel. Other luxuries include a sunroof, heated rear seats, and a Meridian sound system with 14 speakers. The car is ready for both Apple and Android users, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Kia scored second place in the 2021 Driver Power survey. The customer feedback pointed out that reliability and safety were among the strongest points of the manufacturer. It comes with a rearview camera, smart cruise control, and a front radar that guides the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. This system applies the brakes automatically in case of imminent risk.
There are three trim levels available in the market: Wind, Light, and GT Line. The GT Line will be released by the end of the year and will be the top model. All of them use vegan leather on the seats and recycling materials for the rest.
The interior is shielded from prying eyes by privacy glasses on the rear doors, quarter glasses, and tailgate. The charging technology is very efficient across the whole lineup: it’s possible to charge 75% in 18 minutes.
An entry-level Kia EV6 can be found at prices starting from $44,995 in Pickering, ON.