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Old 31st May 2022, 19:45   #61
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It's sad to imagine that the fastest charger we have is 180 kW and is located in a spot where you cant just casually walk in and charge.
Kia mentioned they have installed the charger for the event, it is not part of Budh circuit, they have just provided the power source.

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That image of the charger specs reveal several things.
https://www.exicom-ps.com/charge-ahead.html

Info I could find from web on the specific charger. Seems to be a new one from the company or maybe it was a prototype, since I could not find detailed product listing on the site. Disclaimer: I am not an expert on this charging stuff.

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20-liter frunk is pretty much useless. That is an iPhone X kept in it to give you an idea about its size:
I got chance to test the RWD GT line here in Germany. The the 50L frunk is pretty usable in comparision to the 20L of the AWD version. Was RWD version part of the press event?

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Was RWD version part of the press event?
No only 4 wheel drive was available. So how is the RWD to drive? A short drive experience report would be great to have.
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No only 4 wheel drive was available. So how is the RWD to drive? A short drive experience report would be great to have.
I had the EV6 for a really short stint and drove it only within city limits. Such is the demand for the car it is even difficult to get a test drive and currently has 14 months waiting period.

From the pictures, i expected it to be a hatchback, maybe a little larger than VW Golf but I was wrong. The photos are deceiving, the car is huge - wheelbase is as long as Kia Telluride. I expected it to handle like a hot hatch. If we benchmark it against such hot hatches, EV6 is a disappointment. Once you realize are riding around in a 1.9 ton CSUV, you really start to appreciate the handling of RWD EV6. You can notice some body roll in the curves but it is on a league of its own if you benchmark it against any ICE CSUVs currently in the market. For a car weighing close to 2 tons, it is very brisk and regen does its job. Even when you press the pedal hard, there was no wheel slip at the rear at all. It is a wonderfully engineered car (or should one say SUV). If i had one complaint though, it was the steering feedback. In all the drive modes, i never felt connected to the road and was vague. I will try the car again in the Autobahn to see its highway manners and hope the steering weighs as the speed increases. How was your steering feedback and feeling with the AWD?

Nevertheless I was so impressed with the EV6, I have reserved a Blue Yatch RWD Non GT line RWD version as my next leasing car.
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Hey! Great review. Looks like a nice product. A question though: I did not see any mention of the system voltage. I assume with 350kW charging that it is a 800V system, could you confirm this?

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The single motor RWD variant packs 226 BHP and 350 Nm, while the AWD version produces 222 BHP & 350 Nm at the front / 98 BHP & 255 Nm at the rear. Thatís a combined output of a whopping 321 BHP and 605 Nm!
Erm, are you sure about this? Sounds weird with the AWD config. Would have expected bigger motor at the rear and smaller one added onto the front.

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[*]Race - Lets all the kVís into the motor and makes it a maniac.

The electric motor along with the electronics ensures that all the power is put on the ground and not even 1 kV is wasted.
Also, just nitpicking here but I think you meant kW.

Great review! Keep up the good work.
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Kia India has revealed the prices for EV6.

GT Line RWD is priced at Rs. 59.95 lakh while the AWD variant is priced at Rs. 64.95 lakh. (Ex-Showroom)

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Kia EV6 has been fully booked, all 100 units allocated for 2022 sold out. Deliveries will begin in September.

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Kia India has received 355 bookings for the EV6, more units to be allotted.

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Kia claims a maximum range of 528km from its 77.4kWh long-range battery pack.

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With a 350kW fast charger, the 10 to 80% charging time is a staggering 18 minutes! With a 150kW charger, the number is still a very impressive 42 minutes.

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BMW i4 comes close in terms of price at Rs 69.90 lakh, ex-showroom), which has an 83.9 kWh battery pack with 590km claimed range.

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After 100% CBU taxes, they are able to price it this competitively?

Imagine if this comes in as CKD. Hoping the XC40 is priced aggressively since there are rumors that it might be a CKD.
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Fantastic pricing! I hope this sells well and EV6 is included in Kia's regular portfolio.
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Good pricing. Gives me hope that itís sister car the Hyundai Ioniq, rumoured to be a CKD will be priced even lower. Nice!
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Great pricing considering the features, space and performance on deck. I’m sure this was just for the first lot as they will definitely not be making much money or anything even losing money here.

Pretty sure next lot will get a price hike.
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Pick Your choice!

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Rupee for rupee, doesn't the i4 at 69.9L make a better case for itself vis a vis the AWD?

Comparable power (although its lower than the AWD on torque), better range too if I'm not mistaken. I wonder whether the Kia will sell more of the lower variant at this price and the higher variant buyers might gravitate to the i4 instead.
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Pick Your choice!

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My choice would be i4 for the brand alone. For that money I would be happy to have a BMW in my garage than a Kia.
And for me i4 looks better too. And somehow feel (not experienced) i4 will be more fun to drive too, being a BMW.

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My choice would be i4 for the brand alone. For that money I would be happy to have a BMW in my garage than a Kia.
And for me i4 looks better too. And somehow feel (not experienced) i4 will be more fun to drive too, being a BMW.
+100. At this price I would rather have a Bimmer in my garage than a Kia. Spec to spec (including the interiors, driving dynamics, features, etc) i still think a BMW gives more car than EV6.

Not a great pricing though (for a KIA). Would have been a game changer if it was priced around 45L-50L.
Is it not a bad part on Kia if the next of EV6 comes as a CKD with lower weight on the wallet, especially for this first lot buyers?
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Rupee for rupee, doesn't the i4 at 69.9L make a better case for itself vis a vis the AWD?

Comparable power (although its lower than the AWD on torque), better range too if I'm not mistaken. I wonder whether the Kia will sell more of the lower variant at this price and the higher variant buyers might gravitate to the i4 instead.
Yeah, for a few lakhs more, you get better interiors, the BMW badge and most importantly, rear air suspension with adjustable modes and more range.
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