Kia’s exciting new all-electric EV6 has arrived at Kia dealerships throughout Ireland. There has been high interest in the EV6 with over 200 units sold, sight unseen, to Irish Motorists. “Interest in this car has been unprecedented “, commented Kia Ireland Managing Director Ronan Flood. ”So much so that we have revised our forecasts. for next year to 750 units . Making the EV6 available to customers for dealer order at this stage in the car’s journey –– shows the excitement, interest and passion that this forward-looking, state-of-the-art battery electric vehicle has already created,” said Ronan Flood MD of Kia Ireland.
Kia Ireland is initially offering the EV6 in two specifications; EV6 Earth and EV6 GT Line, both rear-wheel-drive. The Earth model on 19-inch wheels has a full charge range of 528 kilometres with the GT-line on 20-inch wheels (506 kilometre range).Both models are the long-range version with 77.4 kW/h battery pack paired to a 168 kW electric motor, while both models are also fitted with a heat pump.
The EV6 Earth (€50,000 including SEAI Grant) comes with 19-inch alloy wheels ,Dual 12.3-inch curved driver display screens, UVO Connect, charcoal grey vegan leather upholstery with premium relaxation seats, LED headlamps and a smart power tailgate. Key additions to the EV6 GT Line (€54,345 including the SEAI Grant) include GT-Line styling ,20-inch alloy wheels, suede/vegan leather seats (front ventilated ), Blind Spot View monitors , AR Heads-Up Display and a panoramic sunroof .
Kia’s partnership with part-owned IONITY also gives EV6 customers access to over 400 high power charging stations across 24 European countries including six locations in Ireland .At IONITY charge points it takes 18 minutes to charge the EV6 from 10% to 80% and less than 4.5 minutes for a 100 kilometre range top up. All EV6 buyers will receive a free 12 month Kia Power Package subscription that offers the IONITY fast charging service at just €0.29 (normally € 0.79) per kWH.
Ronan Flood from Kia Ireland continued saying “The huge buzz around the Kia EV6 is unlike any other model we have brought to market and it is proof that electric vehicles can be fun and are getting Irish motorists energized when it comes to considering sustainable mobility.”