The electric hatchback sedan, which goes on sale in early 2022, recently made its debut in New York City. The car comes with a battery pack positioned between the front and (optional) rear electric motors. It will also share its battery-electric platform with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV (Kia is part of the Hyundai family). The base rear-wheel-drive model will generate 167 horsepower, with a 218-horsepower version available. Additionally, an all-wheel-drive EV6 with front and rear electric motors is rated at 313 horsepower. Arriving in late 2022 is the EV6 GT (also all-wheel-drive) with 576 horsepower. Kia claims the GT will have an estimated 300-mile range and will sprint to 60 mph from rest in 3.5 seconds. The Sleuth’s best-guess for base price is in the low- to mid-$40,000 range.
The Kia EV6 will be available in three power levels, topping out at 576 horses. All-wheel-drive is optional, but standard for the highest power level. PHOTO: KIA