The first Kia EV6 electric cars will arrive with UK customers the week of October 25, 2021, fulfilling the company’s commitment to deliver the first of its new electric vehicles this month.
Kia has already received 1,500 orders for the EV6, and it expects to be able to deliver 1,000 before the end of 2021.
Despite the global shortage of chipsets and persistent supply chain problems, Kia is on track to meet its annual shipping target of 90,000 vehicles.
This is a huge increase from 2020, when Kia had 70,000 new vehicle registrations in the UK, which was hampered by the pandemic.
Kia UK President Paul Philpott said: “We knew there would be a demand [after lockdown ended]. The past six months have been a boom time.
“We are on track for 90,000 vehicles sold in 2021. Our T2 and T3 were record quarters and we are now at 5% market share [in the UK]. “
Fastest EV6 still in a year
Three trim levels are currently available to order with the entry-level ‘EV6 Air’ joined by the ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ – but the flagship offering is still a year away.
Kia caused a stir in early 2021, boasting that the EV6 beat a Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini in a drag race. The asterisk against this feat is that the car used was the EV6 GT – a car with a 0-100 km / h time in just 3.5 seconds.
However, the fastest EV6 will not arrive in the UK until Q4 2022, which means there is still a year to go before landing on UK shores.
Its performance is considerably faster than the GT-Line’s 5.2-second all-wheel-drive (all-wheel-drive) offering – although that is still not to be outdone.
The Kia EV6 GT will be expensive, however. While pricing has not been revealed, it will cost more than the current top-of-the-range GT-Line S, which starts at £ 51,945 for the AWD version.
With a steep price tag, the EV6 GT will face some serious competition from the big names in the auto industry – we’ll have to wait and see if it can compete next year.
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