The EV6 is Kia’s first vehicle based on a platform designed specifically for battery-electric power, in contrast to the automaker’s existing electric vehicles like the Soul EV and Niro EV, which are based on platforms originally designed for internal-combustion power.
The platform is Hyundai Motor Group’s new E-GMP design. It made its debut in the Ioniq 5 and will also soon appear in a Genesis crossover expected to be called an eGV60, or something along those lines. The platform is made from 75% high-strength and ultra high-strength steel, and it features a five-link independent rear suspension.
Joining the IONIQ5 in 2022 will be its Hyundai Group sibling, the Kia EV6. This electric vehicle will be the third to arrive in 2022 on the E-GMP platform and represents the start of Kia’s shift toward an all-electric lineup.
Much like its Hyundai counterpart, the Kia EV6 has gotten some rave reviews and an early demand out of the gate. Kia recently shared that this electric vehicle will arrive in 2022 with up to 310 miles of range. In fact, due to its exterior form, each trim of the EV6 bests the IONIQ5 in EPA range… but at a cost.
Right now, we don’t want to speculate about price, since we have not gotten official word from Kia yet, but it seems like the EV6 is expected to start at an MSRP of $45,000 and go up from there, although one particular Kia dealership is reporting much higher prices.
Regardless of where those official prices actually land, all trims of the EV6 are expected to go on sale in the US in early 2022.