We’re just getting into the holiday season, but we’ve already unwrapped our first present, this 2022 Kia EV6. It’s the personal prize of one of our associates, who is allowing us to share in a year-long ownership experience.
While not Kia’s first EV, it is their first one based on a dedicated EV platform, and easily their best looking.
Wind trim means 19-inch wheels, gloss black trim, vegan-friendly artificial leather seats, and a host of safety and active driving features. An optional tech package adds surround view monitor and remote parking assist.
With dual-motor all-wheel-drive, output is 320-horsepower with 274-miles of range.
The two-motor setup knocks off a few miles of range, but the extra power it returns more than makes up for it. Switching the drive mode to “sport” sharpens the throttle and adds a little extra oomph when accelerating, but there is no adaptive suspension, so the handling characteristics remain the same regardless of drive mode. Fortunately, it handles just fine as-is.
We’re just getting to know this little crossover; but so far, ride is solid, with no squeaks or rattles; and the interior is both lovely to look at and highly functional.