Kia’s all-new 2022 EV6 fully-electric crossover is the first step in Kia’s plan to deliver 11 all-new electric vehicles worldwide by 2026.  

The EV6 rides on a dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform shared with Hyundai. It brings with it, 800V DC fast-charging, which can add more than 200-miles of range in under 18-minutes; 70-miles in just 5.  An optional 77.4-kWh battery is expected to deliver a 300-mile range; a smaller 58-kWh battery is standard.

John Davis: "The specs of the EV6 are impressive, and it’s great to see Kia join other mass market brands like Hyundai, Ford, Nissan, and Volkswagen in making a big commitment to EVs. Only they have the muscle to add features while keeping prices affordable. Now we just need the charging infrastructure to catch up!"

Encapsulating a coupe-like profile, flush door handles, and unique LED lighting, the EV6 is as trendy as it is sporty.  

A dedicated EV platform allows for maximized interior space, which means plenty of room inside for both people and cargo.  

Standard, is a 160-kW rear-mounted motor with 167-horsepower.  With the extended range battery, horsepower jumps to 218. All-wheel-drive versions add a 70-kW motor to the front axle and boost total output to 313-horsepower. Finally, an EV6 GT moves the 160-kW unit up front, and adds a 270-kW motor for the rear wheels, to deliver 576-horsepower and 3.5-second 0-60s. 

A base price is not yet available, but expect it to be around $45,000 before incentives. Kia will start taking deposits on June 3rd for an EV6 First Edition limited to just 1,500 units.  

We’ll have much more on the 2022 Kia EV6 on MotorWeek!