Forward of buyer deliveries starting later this 12 months, Kia has priced up its new EV6 electrical flagship, which can be out there from £40,895. 

That value buys the entry-level, 226bhp rear-wheel-drive model, which is provided as commonplace with 19in alloy wheels, heated mirrors, LED lights all spherical, vegan leather-based seats and a raft of superior driver aids. 

Costs climb to £43,895 for performance-inspired GT-Line trim, which packs the identical 226bhp drivetrain as commonplace, or could be upgraded with a second motor on the entrance axle for £47,395. Added package on GT-Line trim, anticipated to be the UK best-seller, contains two-tone upholstery, entrance parking sensors and a three-pin plug for ‘vehicle-to-load’ charging performance. 

The 2-wheel-drive model makes use of a 226bhp motor on the rear axle and is able to 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds, whereas the non-GT four-wheel-drive model ups energy to 321bhp and packs 446lb ft for a 0-62mph time of 5.2 seconds.

From launch, the EV6 line-up is capped by the GT-Line S, which can also be out there with rear- or all-wheel-drive, from £48,395. It is marked out by bigger 20in wheels, ventilated entrance seats, an digital boot lid and panoramic sunroof, amongst different upgrades.

The headline-bating, EV6 GT range-topper has been confirmed for the UK, however won’t arrive till the second half of 2022. 

Kia claims to have secured 1250 UK pre-reservations for the EV6, and these prospects can be given a chance to position their EV6 order early, earlier than common orders open on 18 Could. 

The twin-motor EV6 GT sends 577bhp and 546lb ft to each axles, and is predicted to get from 0-62mph in simply 3.5 seconds and attain a high pace of 162mph, making it not solely the quickest Kia but constructed, but in addition extra highly effective and quicker than the Porsche Taycan 4S. 

All UK-bound EV6 fashions will function a 77.4kWh battery giving 316 miles of vary, however a smaller 58.0kWh energy pack, which can doubtless give a variety of round 250 miles, is obtainable elsewhere. 

The EV6’s powertrain line-up could be anticipated to be adopted by the intently associated Hyundai Ioniq 6, which can arrive later this 12 months as a performance-focused electrical saloon to rival the Mercedes-Benz EQS and Audi E-tron GT.

The EV6’s E-GMP platform, which it shares with the just lately revealed Hyundai Ioniq 5, is provided with 800V charging structure. It will enable charging from 0-80% capability in as little as 18 minutes, relying on battery measurement, and might tackle 62 miles of vary in lower than 4 and a half minutes. The EV6 can also be geared up with a ‘vehicle-to-load’ operate which may provide as much as 3.6kW of energy to exterior units – together with different EVs – and, with greater than 35% cost, has a towing capability of 1600kg.