Need more? Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 18th, 2021 2022 Kia EV6 Intro on Times Square Times Square NYC, NY -- Kia introduced its upcoming all-new, dedicated, all-electric flagship on Times Square with specs that make an auto enthusiasts heart sing! The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 was brought to light under Kia’s U.S. ‘Plan S’ strategy that will deliver 11 all-new electrified models across the world by 2026. From the Hyundai and Kia's EV Future Begins With E-GMP story, E-GMP maximizes development efficiency and enables the brands to expand their dedicated EV portfolio across multiple vehicle segments – sedans, CUVs, SUVs – in a short time and with minimal complexity. The architecture provides an electric platform with a long wheelbase and a lot of passenger and cargo volume. 2022 Kia EV6 In particular, the 2022 Kia EV6s E-GMP underpinnings provides owners with 102 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 27.7/53.5 cu. ft. of cargo room cargo volume with the second-row seats up/down respectively due in part to its lengthy 114.2-inch wheelbase. This compares very favorably to the imho, current best EV available right now, the 2021 Ford Mustang MachE with its own 101 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 29.7/59.7 cu. ft. of cargo volume with the second-row seats up/down respectively. 2022 Kia EV6 Cargo Volume The EV platform provides quick acceleration, AWD capability, and extremely fast charging times. Kia is indicating the EV6 will achieve a fully realized 300-miles of all-electric range (AER), include vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, and its interior will be designed around sustainable materials throughout the cabin. The EV6 will also offers a wide array of advanced driver assistance systems, connectivity, and safety. The first EV6 models are expected to go on sale in early 2022 in all 50 states with the GT arriving in late 2022. 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition In a first for the brand, Kia will offer a special EV6 First Edition available by advanced reservation at Kia.com starting June 3. Limited to just 1,500 units, the EV6 First Edition offers the styling of the standard design, which includes exterior details such as black wheel arches in a fully loaded package. The Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display, Remote Smart Parking Assist, wide sunroof, 20” wheels, premium 14-speaker Meridian audio system and a two-year subscription to SiriusXM are among the upgrades in the EV6 First Edition, along with dual-motor AWD and a large 77.4 kWh battery. Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ EV6 Design Penned at Kia’s three design studios in Seoul, Frankfurt and Irvine, California, the EV6 CUV is a global collaboration of Kia design studios inspired by a new philosophy called ‘Opposites United.’ Key design elements include: “Digital Tiger” grille form serves as Kia’s new tiger nose design Headlamps offer sequential light patterns Flush exterior door handles High rear deck is the spoiler Cross-car rear light cluster Wheel sizes from 19 to 21-inches Using the E-GMP platform provides a number of highlights including the following: RWD with AWD Option Body structure using 75 percent high-strength steel (HSS) and ultra-high strength steel (UHSS) Five-link independent rear suspension Integrated drive axle (IDA) combines wheel bearings with the drive shaft to save weight A long wheelbase and short overhangs maximize interior volume Underfloor mounted battery provides a low center of gravity The Battery Tech Underpinning the all-new 2022 Kia EV6 The EV6 uses an energy-dense Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (80/10/10) battery pack available in two sizes: 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh. The low-mounted, underfloor pack delivers energy to both RWD and AWD electric motor layouts with varying horsepower at the front and rear axles. The EV6 offers up to 576 horsepower in AWD configuration while providing up to 300-miles of AER in RWD format, both using the 77.4 kWh usable battery. The EV6 will incorporate the World’s first patented multi-charging system supporting 400v and 800v DC charging, which works on DC chargers from 50kW to 350kW. The 800v DC fast charging from a 350-kW charger allows 68.8 miles of range in less than 5 minutes and up to 210-miles (10-to-80 percent) in under 18 minutes in total! If you are charging from home on a 9.6 kW L2, 10-to-100 percent SOC can be accomplished in 7 hours, 10 minutes for the larger 77.4 kWh battery versions. The Kia EV6 will also offer Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality to power everything from computers to home improvement projects to camping and tailgating without being plugged in. Electricity flows from the high-energy battery to an Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU), providing 1.9 kW of power to electrical appliances, devices, tools and recreational equipment. 2022 Kia EV6 Interior Design 2022 Kia EV6 Interior The EV6 offers the following: Extensive use of recycled plastic throughout interior 100% vegan leather surfaces on some trims 100% LED lighting inside and out Slim front seats Thin seat frames use ultra-light “giga-steel” to maximize rear seat space/knee room due to a slim seat back design Hands-free Smart Power Tailgate for easier cargo access Additional storage space for small items in front trunk (frunk) On the tech front, the EV6 offers the following: Panoramic dual integrated 12-inch TFT center cluster and infotainment screens that form a wide, horizontal, curved display extending across the instrument panel Blue light-filtered screens to reduce eye strain and fatigue Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display (HUD) system projects graphics from the base of the windshield in a large three-dimensional image that appears to be over the hood of the car Provides speed and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) alerts, vehicle information, lane guidance and turn-by-turn navigation instructions Bluetooth Wireless smartphone charging Meridian Premium Audio system 14 speakers with titanium dome Intelli Q technology corrects audio volume/sound quality according to vehicle speed Like all Kia’s, the very latest UVO system in the EV6 is both forward thinking and in use, simply works. It will include the following: Available Map and Infotainment updated via Over-The-Air (OTA) data transfer Available Wi-Fi Hotspot Stolen Vehicle Recovery Connected Routing using real-time maps, predicted traffic info and AI Connected Weather Enhanced voice assist feature Smart Speaker Integration to remotely control certain vehicle functions 911 Connect and Roadside Assistance On-demand Find My Car with Surround View Monitor: Last Mile Navigation with walking directions to the driver’s actual destination if the vehicle is parked between 0.1 and 1.2 miles away Personal calendar integration with events shown in the navigation system 2022 Kia EV6 Safety The EV6 offers a range of standard and available features that enhance safety and convenience including the following: Surround View Monitor (SVM) with four cameras to provide a 360-degree perspective around the vehicle Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist-Reverse (PCA-R) Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) Safe Exit Assist (SEA) Advanced Driver Assistance As part of Kia’s overall commitment to safety, the EV6 has a comprehensive list of 21 standard active Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including: Blind-Spot Avoidance Assist (BCA) Driver Attention Warning (DAW) Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) FCA-Ped (Pedestrian) FCA-LS (Land-Change Side) FCA-LO (Lane-Change Oncoming) FCA-JC (Junction Crossing) FCA-JT (Junction Turning) High Beam Assist (HBA) Highway Driving Assist II (HDA 2) ISLA (Intelligent Speed Limit Assist) Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve (NSCC-C) Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA) Pricing and the full lineups staggered release date will arrive in short order. Expect a $42k base S trim with the smallish 58 kWh pack and maybe $55k for a fully loaded AWD EX trim with the larger 77.4 kWh pack. These are just guesses on my part currently. All told, another world class EV offering with a wallop of a punch set to take on American roads in very short order. 2022 Kia EV6 The world is changing and with Kia’s latest automotive release, they are riding on the crest of the wave instead of being rolled inside it as it crashes overhead. Where would you like to be?