And it's available in all 50 states.
What could turn out to be one of the best all-new fully electric vehicles now has an official price tag. The 2022 Kia EV6 will carry a starting price of just $33,400 with the $7,500 federal tax credit. To compare, the EV6's corporate cousin, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, begins at $32,200 with the tax credit. Also like the Ioniq 5, the EV6 is available with a choice of two battery sizes: 58 kWh and 77.4 kWh. The latter would normally start from $40,900 prior to the credit. The more powerful battery version carries a starting price of $39,500 once the credit is factored in.
Both of these trims have a rear-wheel-drive setup. Bear in mind the EV6 may also be eligible for additional state-by-state tax incentives that'll lower the final price even more. In California, it'll qualify for the single rider carpool lane. We should also point out these figures don't include the $1,215 destination fee.
Three trim levels are being offered, Light, Wind, and GT-Line, and they're priced as follows: the Wind Dual Motor e-AWD ($50,900), GT-Line RWD ($51,200), and the GT-Line Dual Motor e-AWD ($55,900). Those figures don't have the $7,500 credit included. Kia says the EV6 is due in dealerships nationwide in "the coming weeks."
And that's a key advantage it has over the Ioniq 5. The EV6 will be offered in all 50 states from the get-go, as opposed to the Ioniq 5 which will be initially sold in just 18 states, including Arizona, California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Texas. As a refresher, the EV6's standard RWD, 58 kWh setup offers a total of 167 horsepower and an EPA-estimated range of up to 232 miles on a single charge.
Moving up to the RWD 77.4 kWh combination increases output to 225 hp and up to 310 miles of range. The dual-motor e-AWD is only available with the bigger battery and comes with a 74kW front motor and a 165kW rear motor for a combined output of 320 hp. Drivers can expect to achieve 274 miles before requiring a recharge. Another key feature included with the EV6 is the vehicle-to-Load (V2F) port function which essentially turns the car into a mobile power generator.
Kia hinted to us last November at the LA Auto Show that a more powerful EV6 could be in the works. If so, this already supercar-rivaling EV's future is looking brighter than ever.