Kia has announced Canadian pricing for the 2022 EV6, the company’s first all-electric model. The EV6 will start hitting dealerships across Canada sometime in February and will start from $44,995 CAD, the base model just narrowly making the cut for the $5,000 federal electric vehicle (EV) rebate (vehicles need to start below $45,000 CAD).
Originally teased by Kia back in March 2021, the 2022 EV6 is an electric crossover built on the Hyundai subsidiary’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) platform.
The electric CUV is powered by state-of-the-art, high-density lithium-ion batteries that allow for a Canadian government-quote range of up to 499 km and also boasts a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) feature that turns the car into a mobile power source.
The Kia EV6 will be available in the following trims–CAD pricing below:
- EV6 RWD Standard Range ($44,995): 125kW rear motor, 58.0 kWh battery pack, up to 373 km of range.
- EV6 RWD Long Range ($52,995): 168kW rear motor, 225 hp, 77.4 kWh battery pack, up to 499 km of range.
- EV6 AWD Long Range ($54,995): 74kW front motor and 165kW rear motor, 320 hp, 77.4 kWh battery pack, 441 km of range.
- EV6 AWD Long Range w/ GT-Line Package 1 ($57,995): 160kW front motor and 270kW rear motor, 77.4 kWh battery pack.
- EV6 AWD Long Range w/ GT-Line Package 2 ($61,995): 160kW front motor and 270kW rear motor, 77.4 kWh battery pack.
The pricing above does not include the $5,000 federal rebate for EV purchases (only available for the base trim), or various provincial incentives the EV6 may qualify for. Trims with the GT-Line packages won’t be available until later on in the year.
Kia’s EV6 is equipped with a patented multi-charging system that supports ultra-fast charging at 800V and 400V, adding up to 100 km of range in less than 5 minutes and up to 380 km of range (from 10% to 80% state-of-charge) in under 18 minutes under ideal conditions when connected to an 800V DC fast charger.
What’s more, the EV6 will come with an available heat pump system with waste heat recycling, specifically for the Canadian market. An integrated heat pump bolsters efficiency and helps maintain range even at lower temperatures. Here’s to hoping Kia’s heat pump solution fares better than Tesla’s in Canadian winters for some.
“The EV6 not only demonstrates Kia’s future in terms of design and technological advancement, it is also the embodiment of the company’s new brand and Plan S strategy, as Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle,” said Elias El-Achhab, VP and COO of Kia Canada, in a statement.
“We are excited for Canadians to get behind the wheel and experience the new era of electrification brought to them by Kia.”
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