Much like its sister model, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the 2022 Kia EV6 is one of the most interesting electric vehicles to go on sale in the United States this year. Available for sale in all 50 states, the crossover will be available in three trim levels (Light, Wind, GT-Line) with a choice between two battery sizes – either 58 kWh or 77.4 kWh.
In addition, customers can pick from a rear-wheel-drive version with a single electric motor or the more potent dual-motor setup coming along with AWD. Stick with the base Light RWD model and you’ll have 167 horsepower on tap and the smaller battery, while the Wind RWD and GT-Line RWD up the power ante to 225 hp and get the bigger pack. The range-topping dual-motor available as the Wind AWD and GT-Line AWD offer a substantial 320 hp.
Trim Levels/Pricing – MSRP: (excludes $1,215 destination and the $7,500 federal tax credit)
|· EV6 Light RWD||$40,900|
|· EV6 Wind RWD||$47,000|
|· EV6 Wind Dual Motor e-AWD||$50,900|
|· EV6 GT-Line RWD||$51,200|
|· EV6 GT-Line Dual Motor e-AWD||$55,900|
If you’re more interested in range rather than output, you’ll want to combine RWD with the 77.4-kWh since the Wind RWD and GT-Line RWD are estimated to go for 310 miles on a single charge. The Wind AWD and GT-Line AWD are up next with 274 miles, while the entry-level Light RWD makes do with 232 miles between charges.
The 2022 Kia EV6 features bidirectional charging, thus allowing owners to transform their electric crossovers into mobile power sources courtesy of the Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function. The South Korean brand says it will have its first dedicated EV in dealerships across the United States in the coming weeks.
Aside from the $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit, the zero-emission crossover may qualify for additional state incentives, thus further bringing down the asking price. Factoring in only the federal electric vehicle tax credit and the mandatory $1,215 destination, the most attainable EV6 will set you back $34,615.