In 2023, the portfolio of Kia EV6 vehicles has undergone various revisions. According to Cars Direct, the manufacturer has dropped the Light trim level from the lineup, replacing it with the Wind. The least costly model now costs $49,795 after the $1,295 destination fee, which is $7,100 more than the 2022 model.
Additionally, the 2023 EV6 Wind is $1,000 more costly than it was the previous year. Kia was contacted by Motor1.com for trim-by-trim pricing.
Rear-wheel drive and a 58-kilowatt-hour battery pack were the only available features for the 2022 EV6 Light. It sports a lone 168-horsepower electric motor (125 kilowatts). This trim level can go to 60 mph (96 kph) in 8.0 seconds. The predicted range is 232 miles (373 kilometers).
Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models of the EV6 Wind are offered. No matter how it is set up, it has a 77.4-kWh battery. The single-motor, the rear-drive model has a 310-mile (499-kilometer) range and produces 225 horsepower (168 KW). The dual-motor, all-wheel-drive model offers 320 horsepower (239 kW) and a range of 282 miles (454 kilometers).
The same engine options are available in the Wind grade as well as the GT-Line trim. The main distinction is that the AWD version has 20-inch wheels as opposed to the lesser model’s 19-inch set. The range is reduced to 252 miles as a result (406 kilometers).
The GT variant is a significant addition to the 2023 EV6 portfolio. Two electric motors with a combined 576 horsepower power this performance-oriented car (430 kW). It has a peak speed of 161 mph and can reach 60 mph in 3.4 seconds (259 kph). The range is 206 miles (332 kilometers).
In February 2022, Kia started shipping the EV6 to US dealers. The business has shifted 18,750 units as of October.
In its first year on the market, the EV6 received awards. It was named European Car of the Year. The car was a nominee for the World Car of the Year award as well, but the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which uses the same platform as the Kia, won.