The recently launched Kia EV6 has just been crash tested by the Euro NCAP, Europe’s top independent safety testing organisation. The first electric vehicle by Kia in India has gotten the highest crash test rating. This shows that Kia has worked on the car to make it as safe as possible for the passengers.
As per the latest report by Euro NCAP, the Kia EV6 has scored a 5-star crash test rating. The EV scored 90 percent in adult occupant safety test, 86 percent in child occupant safety test, 64 percent in vulnerable road user test, and 87 percent in safety assist test. The last test assesses a vehicle’s ability to deploy crash-avoidance tech.
The Kia EV6 was launched on June 2 and is offered in two trims — GT Line and GT Line AWD. The former is priced at Rs. 59.95 lakh and the latter is priced at Rs. 64.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The South Korean manufacturer had earlier planned to sell only 100 units of the EV6 in India but received 355 bookings for it so far. Kia has announced that it will ramp up its production to meet the increased demand.
Under the hood, it gets a 77.4kWh battery that gets a claimed range of 528kms on a single charge. The regular GT Line trim puts the power down through the rear wheels and produces 229hp and 350Nm of torque. The AWD trim uses a dual motor setup with one on each axle and the total power output is rated at 325hp and 605Nm of torque.
The EV6 can be completely charged from nil using a 50kW charger in approximately 73 minutes. Meanwhile, the 350kW charger fully charges the battery in around 18 minutes. It also gets a vehicle to load feature that allows it to charge other electronic devices using a 2-way charging technology. Alongside, the EV6 also gets disc brakes all around, hill start assist, multi collision brake assist, brake assistant system, and more.
[Featured Image Credit: Euro NCAP]