The Kia EV6 officially launches in India

Amped up

Brace yourself, the Kia EV6 has arrived in India but only in limited numbers for now. The new EV6 is globally available in two powertrain options, a 58kWh battery pack and the larger 77.4kWh unit. However, the Indian-spec model is only available with the 77.4kWh battery pack and a range of approximately 528km with Kia offering the EV6 in rear-wheel-drive, single-motor, and all-wheel-drive, dual-motor layouts. 

Equipped with the bigger battery pack, the Indian rear-wheel-drive model produces 229hp and 350Nm while the all-wheel-drive variant produces 325hp and 605Nm of peak torque. For charging, the EV6 supports up to a whopping 350kW DC charging, which can juice up the battery from 10-80% in just 18 minutes. There's also a 50kW fast charger, which takes the battery to the same level in about 73 minutes. For home charging though, Kia will be offering a standard 22kW wall box charger.

As you expect from Kia, the EV6 comes equipped with all the bells and whistles, from features like ventilated front seats, wireless charger, rain-sensing wipers, to a host of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Prices starting at ₹59.95 lakh, the EV6 takes on Hyundai's Ioniq 5. Due to huge global demand for the EV6 and supply constraints, only 100 units will be available initially. We’ve also taken one for a spin and put our thoughts into the Kia EV6 first drive review.