Price increases are applied across the board, but the standard specification is still generous.
As previously reported, the main reason is that the Light trim has been dropped as the base model, effectively making the Wind trim the new starting point in the range. The Wind has an MSRP of $48,500, excluding the $1,295 destination charge, meaning the starting price of the range jumps by $7,100.
Compared to the Wind trim's 2022 pricing, it's a $1,000 price increase. The Wind still comes standard with leather upholstered seats with heating and ventilation for the front passengers, a power tailgate, and a Meridian sound system. Upgrade to the more powerful e-AWD drivetrain, and you'll have to hand over $52,400.
The GT-Line may be the range's sweet spot, with a $52,700 price tag for the rear-wheel drive and $57,400 for the all-wheel drive model. It builds on the Wind trim by adding bespoke styling elements to the exterior and interior, a sunroof, 19-inch alloy wheels, eight-way electrically adjustable front seats, a head-up display, and more.
The range's flagship remains the supercar-rivaling GT and its 576 horsepower dual-motor setup. For the pleasure of hurling from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds, you'll be expected to pay $61,400. It gets all of the standard features from the GT-Line, as well as lightweight sports seats, adaptive damping, a rear electronic limited-slip differential, upgraded brakes, and 21-inch alloys wrapped in grippy Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
On the base Wind trim, the Technology Package is available for $1,500. This adds a surround-view monitor, remote start parking assist, blind-spot detection, and reverse parking collision-avoidance assist. This is standard for the rest of the range. More premium paints and interior upholstery options are available on all models at an additional cost.
Functional and aspirational accessories, such as cargo nets, illuminated door scuff plates, a tow hitch, and more, are still available to select, with prices ranging from $50 to $540.
Kia's less accessible pricing strategy for the EV6 is unfortunate, but considering how impressive the demand has been for this dynamically delightful EV crossover, it is somewhat expected.
Let's hope that in 2023, dealers will be a bit more sensible about their unfavorable market adjustment price increases.