Kia India is set to launch the brand’s first electric vehicle in the Indian market, the EV6, on June 2.

Kia India is set to launch the brand’s first electric vehicle in the Indian market, the EV6, on June 2.

Kia India is set to launch the brand’s first electric vehicle in the Indian market, the EV6, on June 2. The automaker has now started accepting reservations for a token amount of ₹3 lakh. It will be sold through 15 dealerships in 12 cities nationwide.

Kia India has also revealed details of the EV6 variants, and here’s what it will offer in terms of range, specs and features. The Kia EV6 destined for India will come with a single 77.4 kWh battery. Kia will offer the EV6 in rear-wheel-drive (RWD), single-motor, and all-wheel-drive (AWD), twin-motor versions. In RWD form, the EV6 produces 229 hp and 350 Nm, while the AWD variant produces 325 hp and 605 Nm.

The Indian-spec EV6, like its international counterpart, will also come with two charging options – a 50kW that can charge from 10% to 80% in a claimed 73 minutes, and a faster 350kW option that can do 10 at 80% claimed 18 minutes. Kia says that on a single charge it can travel 528 kilometers (WLTP cycle).

The Indian-spec EV6 will only be available in the top-end GT-line variant. It will be well-equipped with features such as an augmented reality head-up display, a 14-speaker Meridian sound system, a pair of 12.3-inch screens, connected car technology, adjustable front seats electronics and a sunroof.

In terms of safety, the EV6 will benefit from a host of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control and forward collision assistance. Along with this, the crossover will get eight airbags, electronic stability program and hill hold assist. The EV6 received a full five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

Reservations for the Kia EV6 are now open, just a week before its price announcement. Considering the global supply constraints, Kia is bringing only 100 units of the EV6 to India for this year. Being a complete import, prices are expected to be between ₹60 lakh and ₹70 lakh, ex-showroom.

Once launched, the EV6 will take on the likes of the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge.