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Kia EV6 Hatchback – Engines, Drive and Performance

The Kia EV6 shares an all-new electric car platform with the Hyundai Ioniq 5, a model that is already our best family electric car for 2022. Like the Hyundai and rivals such as the Cupra Born, it comes with a few options. power to adapt to different customers.

First impressions are also that the EV6 is slightly sharper to drive than the Hyundai, which gives it a little edge if you fancy a sporty EV driving experience. He can cover the ground quickly, with a well-judged suspension keeping everything under control. The lower roofline of the Kia also gives it a sportier feel than that of the slightly taller Hyundai.

However, we don’t recommend using Sport mode as we found that the increased throttle and steering response made the car unruly.

Kia EV6 electric powertrains

There is currently a choice between a single-engine version with 226 hp and rear-wheel drive or a more powerful model with a front-engine and four-wheel drive, helping to deploy its 321 hp. We tried the entry-level version, which is barely slow, going from 0 to 100 km / h in a respectable 7.3 seconds. The two-engine car cuts that down to 5.2 seconds, and the top speed of both cars is electronically limited to 114 mph.

Like the Ioniq 5, the EV6 is a bigger (and heavier) car than it first appears in the photos, but it still hits the UK national speed limit with very little restlessness and a sense of effortless performance. It also has an instant punch if you put your foot down, providing great confidence to overtake slower traffic, even in Eco mode.

A four-wheel-drive GT version is also on the way, which can go from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 162mph. With 577 hp, it will be the most powerful Kia model in its history, with performance comparable to that of a Porsche Taycan or a Tesla Model X. It will have a range of up to 251 miles.

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