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Old 3rd June 2022, 15:29   #91
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Just had a quick look at the car in the showroom while taking a delivery of a Seltos for a friend.

Simply speaking, it looks stunning. It's incorrect to think of Seltos and say that a Kia shouldn't cost 60L.

All views saying the BMW would be better without detailed review and personal observations are simply biased in my opinion. We should just be happy that we're getting such good models in India too. Maybe it'll prod Tesla to think more 😜.
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Old 3rd June 2022, 16:11   #92
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Excellent pricing by Kia for the EV6.
With this announcement, one can expect Hyundai to price the Ioniq 5 to be priced at around 40L. This will be a CKD unit and it will also be offered with smaller battery pack.
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Old 3rd June 2022, 16:46   #93
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As per the presentation the mentioned figures are correct for Front and Rear.
I think they've messed something up. From the reviews i'd read from Korea and US both said that the more powerful motor is at the rear. That's why in Eco mode the front motor is disengaged to keep the car driveable even in single motor mode.

Here's what I found from the Press release of the EV6 GT Line S AWD from the UK. The more powerful motor is in the back. Weird that Kia made such a big mistake in the press release.

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I feel this car will be a hit with folks who prefer Skoda, Volkswagen, Lexus instead of big 3 Germans, who like to stay low profile and yet enjoy luxurious automobiles ! There's large number of such folks who don't want to be seen in public with their expensive toys but at the same time want all the exclusivity. Being a Kia, this will blend in quite well in the crowd, the BMW i4 on the other hand ? Well it is literally an eye candy (eyesore for some ) with that big grille ! Pricing is I feel sensible enough, it'll ensure this has some exclusivity on the streets. Man I'm just happy to see such cars getting launched in India, win win for customer !
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Can someone calculate how much can Ioniq 5 will cost if it comes via CKD route after knowing EV6 prices?
Actually my Tuscon is 1.2lac km old and would like to replace it with either new Tuscon or the IONIQ 5.
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I must say Kia is conducting a Litmus test. Want to check whether they will be able to sell a car which is technically expensive than a BMW EV. Let us wait and see. Given a choice, I will prefer the i4 over this any day at this price.
Some may ask you hearing the price of this EV6 - Kya KIA thoone?

Also, this will help them how to place the IONIQ 5. You never know if you don't try, I consider it that way.

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Can someone calculate how much can Ioniq 5 will cost if it comes via CKD route after knowing EV6 prices?
Actually my Tuscon is 1.2lac km old and would like to replace it with either new Tuscon or the IONIQ 5.
I haven't calculated anything but based on the pricing for the Ioniq 5 in the UK which is between 40-50L, I'd say it would come in that ballpark range if maybe 10-15% higher or lower.
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Who are they kidding? You can call this a sedan. Or long hatchback. But not a crossover.

Still, one of the more good looking EVs.
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Can someone calculate how much can Ioniq 5 will cost if it comes via CKD route after knowing EV6 prices?
Actually my Tuscon is 1.2lac km old and would like to replace it with either new Tuscon or the IONIQ 5.
If the OTR price (incl vat, delivery charges) in UK is known, then simply put CKD Ex-Showroom price in India = UK OTR price x 0.865

The CKD Kia EV6 RWD version would cost 36 Lakh Ex-Showroom and AWD will cost 41.6 Lakh Ex-Showroom.

Ioniq 5 RWD CKD will start from 34 Lakh Ex-Showroom.

All the prices is based on how the MG ZS EV price in UK translates to India, So Hyundai and Kia could very well charge what ever premium they want in India.

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Speaking of "Brand Value", look who is safely ensconced in the KIA EV6. Rafael Nadal arriving in his hometown fresh from the French Open and settling the GOAT debate.

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https://insideevs.com/news/588178/nh...ds-it-5-stars/

The Koreans are really stepping up their game in terms of safety. Some of the local offerings might not be up to the mark but the international models are doing very well.
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Tough pricing. Especially considering the new BMW iX1 is expected to be priced little under the i4.
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Its fascinating to see a brand using a premium BEV as a 'halo' product. That, more than anything else, is a sign of the times. There was a time, not too long ago, when Ford used the 5.0 V8 Mustang as their 'halo' and I think it did work to an extent (though I do feel that the Ecosport and the Ikon and Escort before it had created enough goodwill among consumers already).

The question now for all of us car nuts becomes this: are you willing to accept an EV as a premium, 'halo' offering from a company that still sells millions of ICE cars globally?

The car itself in this case is absolutely gorgeous! Sweet looks, performance to match and what appears to be a very reasonable real world range.
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Old 14th June 2022, 21:20   #104
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I am in love with the EV6. I have been tracking the car and itís launch for some time and managed to see one up close when I was in US. I could not get to drive it as I did not have driverís insurance in the US. In any event, as soon as I landed back I booked one. The Kia delivery person told me that Kia has received 400 bookings as on 1st week of June. I am expecting to receive my EV6 by December 2022.

I wanted an EV which is tech loaded. I buy my cars for the technology it offers. Waiting for Tesla seemed pointless and I was not impressed with the Model 3, which is the car likely to be launched in India, if it ever does.

XC 40 Recharge was the other option, but EV-6 looked more impressive.

EV6 is supposed to replace my 5 year old Tiguan. As someone already pointed out, I prefer more value for money Korean/Japanese alternatives to the big 3 German brands.

I can not wait for December 2022 .
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I can not wait for December 2022 .
Welcome newbie! Congratulations on your first post! Hope to see you here often!

Also congrats on the booking! Did you book the RWD? I heard RWD deliveries start in December.
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