Seoul: Kia, South Korea’s second-biggest carmaker, on Monday launched an all-electric EV6 sedan within the home market forward of its abroad launches later this yr.
The EV6 is Kia’s first mannequin embedded with Hyundai Motor Group’s personal EV-only electric-global modular platform (E-GMP). (Additionally learn:Xiaomi Mi Electrical Scooter three with 275 Wh battery launched! Take a look at pics, options and value)
Kia has acquired over 30,000 preorders for the EV6 within the home market, and a mixed 8,800 preorders in Europe and the USA, the corporate mentioned.
The maker of the K5 sedan and the Sorento SUV goal to promote 13,000 items of the zero-emission mannequin on its dwelling turf and 17,000 items in abroad markets this yr, experiences Yonhap information company.
The EV6 is priced at 47 million won-57 million received ($40,800-$49,500) in Korea. With authorities subsidies, it may be bought for below 40 million received.
The mannequin is accessible with two sorts of battery packs — an ordinary 58-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack and a long-range 77.4-kWh one. The 58-kWh and 77.4-kWh fashions can journey as much as 370 kms and 475 km, respectively, on a single cost.
In April, Kia’s larger affiliate Hyundai Motor Co. launched the IONIQ 5 all-electric mannequin outfitted with the E-GMP platform.
Hyundai plans to introduce the IONIQ 6 subsequent yr and the IONIQ 7 massive SUV in 2024. It’s going to start utilizing alphanumeric names like its larger rivals, similar to BMW, whose fashions are named Collection No 1-8.