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Old 11th December 2022, 10:47   #151
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Re: Kia EV6 Preview | Driven @ Buddh

This is the one car that has piqued the interest of many. Forget just starting off with EV sales, great cars like the EV6 truly add luster to the brand & showcase what the company is capable of.

From all the cars whose delivery has started in Q4, this is the one that got me the maximum queries & interest. Sharing 3 screenshots:
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This is the one car that has piqued the interest of many. Forget just starting off with EV sales, great cars like the EV6 truly add luster to the brand & showcase what the company is capable of.
So true. This one actually got my TBHP COTY vote.

Cars like EV6 Atto 3 etc are really going to bring EV into the premium mass markets. Sitting smack between the Tigors and Nexons at one end and the big luxury marquees at the other.
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Kia EV6 AWD gets an ARAI-certified range of 708 km

The Kia EV6 was launched in the Indian market in June 2022. The electric crossover has a maximum range of 528 km (WLTP cycle). However, as per ARAI, the EV offers a much longer range under Indian driving conditions.

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The Kia EV6 GT Line AWD variant packs a dual-motor setup offering 321 BHP and 605 Nm. It has an ARAI-certified range of 708 km.

The EV6 uses a 77.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which can be recharged from 10-80% in 18 minutes using a 350 kW fast charger, while a 50 kW fast charger takes 73 minutes.

The Kia EV6 is imported into India via the CBU route. It is priced from Rs 59.95 lakh (ex-showroom). Kia has delivered 200 units of the EV6 in India so far and still has a backlog of more than 150 units.

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ARAI really needs to revaluate how they measure range in EV.
I am pretty sure 99.9% of the users will never even reach close to 700KM as the claimed range.
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I have seen this car in flesh (matt grey) finish in Bangalore Eco World Campus last month. I have not seen a more stunning and a head turner car than this ever! ITS JUST NEAT from every angle. Even if the real world mileage is 70-75% of what is claimed, i think it will be a good range. Lets wait for the real life reviews.
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I want the same stuff guys at ARAI are smoking.
There is not a single number as useless as the ARAI rating.
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A generic question - Will the EV6 be more fun to drive than the M340i? They are both roughly the same price and I think the power figs are also roughly the same. But will the EV6 be faster than the BMW, will it corner better, will the in-gear acceleration times be better..etc?
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Re: Kia EV6 Preview | Driven @ Buddh

Heard an interesting story from the security guard of one of the hotels in Goa that has fast charger available. He said an EV6 "blew up" the fast charger not just at this hotel but also at one other sister hotel of the same group on the same day. I found it funny that an EV damaged the charger. Don't remember seeing any news around it. Hotel management now has asked the guards to keep a register with EV owner contact details.
Any expert comments if this is possible at all? Was EV6 trying to pull in more than charger's capacity? Or such an incident really happened?
P.S.: I charged my ZS EV successfully at the same repaired charger (30kw).
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Had a chance to go on a nice 100 km drive with a few luxury cars, a mustang and M4. Glad to report the EV6 was able to keep up quite well, despite being a “heavy SUV”. The car has very good dynamics and with ESC and traction turned off (although technically it’s never fully off in the GT line), it was so much fun! Everyone was mighty impressed with the way it just darted away as soon as a sufficient stretch of road opened up. We got plenty of chances to do straight line acceleration as well as some really smooth tarmac in the ghats for cornering. The car took it all so well! And even went over a few unexpected road undulations without worry.

Obviously it loses out to those beasts after 140, but you will rarely be at those speeds in all practicality. The sheer torque surge at 0 rpm is one of the best/worst feelings out there.

Overall glad to report I am so happy with this car! It can go from a silent pliant daily drive to absolutely maniacal in a matter one heavy foot, all while running for free!
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A generic question - Will the EV6 be more fun to drive than the M340i? They are both roughly the same price and I think the power figs are also roughly the same. But will the EV6 be faster than the BMW, will it corner better, will the in-gear acceleration times be better..etc?
A friend of mine is actually considering picking up an M340i. Hopefully Iíll be able to give you a direct comparison when he gets it. But they test drove it and then sat in the EV6 so they felt the acceleration was more brutal in the EV6.

Now will it be faster? Maybe up to a 100? Not after that.

Will it corner better? Honestly I donít think it would unless theyíve given the India spec some weird ground clearance lift or softer suspension. The EV6 is still an SUV despite the silhouette. It has a 175mm ground clearance.

Better in gear acceleration? NA. EVs only have one gear. So the torque delivery is instant. But the M340i is a beast of a car.
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Kia India will open bookings for the EV6 for 2023 on April 15.

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Since June 2022, Kia sold 432 units of the EV. It also plans to expand its 150kW DC charging network to 60 dealerships.
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Kia EV6 (77.4 kWh) Charger Curve & Time Curve.

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Just TD the EV6, and first impression is a big . Jotting down my quick impressions

Big but doesn't feel it while driving

Has a firm suspension/ride even with tyre pressures at 33/35 and with 4 on board. I liked it

Low CG so no rocking at low speeds

Brakes don't have a sharp initial bite. Didn't try panic braking so no idea how potent they are

I found brake regen at Lvl 1 perfect for one pedal city driving. Max had crazy retardation and is perfect for downhill drives.

Car is perfectly drivable in eco or normal mode but the real fun is in Sport which has instant throttle response which combined with the push in the back acceleration is a recipe for disaster for a unsuspecting driver.

Superb HUD. Hardly looked at the instrument cluster

If you like the steering set low like me, it cuts off part of the view to the lane assist cameras

Passengers at the rear said ride was great

The Meridian system sounded good playing a radio channel

View out the rear is poor

Steering has no feel and is light coming from a HPS.

Very little tyre or wind noise, and also minimal motor whine

70L OR, Bangalore Price

I understand the aural pleasure of having a great sounding engine/exhaust but the fun in driving a fast silent car is a completely different high which I am beginning to enjoy

Have a great Sunday
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Just TD the EV6, and first impression is a big . Jotting down my quick impressions

Big but doesn't feel it while driving

Has a firm suspension/ride even with tyre pressures at 33/35 and with 4 on board. I liked it

Low CG so no rocking at low speeds

Brakes don't have a sharp initial bite. Didn't try panic braking so no idea how potent they are

I found brake regen at Lvl 1 perfect for one pedal city driving. Max had crazy retardation and is perfect for downhill drives.

Car is perfectly drivable in eco or normal mode but the real fun is in Sport which has instant throttle response which combined with the push in the back acceleration is a recipe for disaster for a unsuspecting driver.

Superb HUD. Hardly looked at the instrument cluster

If you like the steering set low like me, it cuts off part of the view to the lane assist cameras

Passengers at the rear said ride was great

The Meridian system sounded good playing a radio channel

View out the rear is poor

Steering has no feel and is light coming from a HPS.

Very little tyre or wind noise, and also minimal motor whine

70L OR, Bangalore Price

I understand the aural pleasure of having a great sounding engine/exhaust but the fun in driving a fast silent car is a completely different high which I am beginning to enjoy

Have a great Sunday

Nice yes silent EVs are a different pleasure to drive but I still like that ICE noise. I may take more time to get use to a silent car. Not buying an EV anytime soon anyway.
Also damn that price is high. I'll keep an eye out for BYD Seal and Iqonic 6. Really liked those two cars at expo.
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Does the BMW have the ADAS features? Also, from what I have read, it doesn't even have request sensors on all doors? Have they left a lot of the goodies out?
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