Kia’s Plan S (Shift) will include 11 new electric vehicles by 2026, but it all starts with the 2022 Kia EV6 compact crossover. Based on the E-GMP platform that also underpins the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and upcoming Genesis GV60, this is the first Kia EV to be built as an all-electric model from the ground up. As it arrives on the market in 2022, the EV6 already faces some competition in the growing affordable EV space. Some indirect rivals include the Ford Mustang Mach-E, aforementioned Hyundai Ioniq, 5, Volkswagen ID.4, and to a lesser extent, the Tesla Model Y.
Battling the likes of Tesla for EV dominance while also taking on those other newcomers sounds like a tall order, but the EV6 is armed with some serious firepower. A $40,900 starting price, up to 310 miles of range, and horsepower ranging from 167 to 320 (and 576 in a future GT model) make the EV6 highly competitive in this booming segment. CarBuzz had the chance to sample the new Kia EV6 in two flavors to find out if it’s a true game-changer for the Korean automaker and the EV market as a whole.
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