This month will see the arrival of the EV6, Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle at Kia dealers throughout Ireland. There has been a healthy interest in the new car with over 200 units already 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 (supply allowing) for next year to 750 units. We at Kia can confidently declare that EV6 is the embodiment of the vision we outlined in our brand re-launch earlier this year.”
“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. “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.”
Kia Ireland is initially offering two trim levels EV6 Earth and EV6 GT Line both RWD The Earth model on 19” wheels is has a full charge range of 528kms with the GT-line on 20” wheels can achieve up to 506kms. Both models are the long-range (77.4 kWh/) battery pack paired with a 168 kW (229bhp) electric motor. Both models are also fitted with a heat pump.
The EV6 Earth (€50,000 including SEAI Grant) comes with a host of comfort, convenience and safety features as standard including: 19”alloys wheels,dual 12.3” curved driver display screens, UVO Connect ,charcoal grey vegan leather upholstery with premium relaxation seats ,LED headlamps and smart power tailgate . Key additions to the EV6 GT Line (€54,345 Inc. SEAI Grant) include GT Line styling.
Also Kia’s partnership with part-owned Ionity will give EV6 customers access to over 400 high power charging stations across 24 European countries unfortunately there are only only 6 in Ireland. At Ionity charge points it takes just 18 minutes to charge from 10 to 80% and less than 4.5 minutes for 100km. All EV6 buyers will receive a free 12-months Kia Power Package subscription that offers this Ionity fast charging service at just €0.29 (normally € 0.79) per kWH.