KIA has confirmed that its sleek new electric EV6 will cost from £40,895 when it goes on sale later this year.
The striking crossover is the first car to be built on Kia’s new electric vehicle platform.
The cars coming here get a 77.4kWh battery pack that’s capable of up to 316 miles between charges.
If such facilities were available in Northern Ireland, the Kia would be able to use its ‘ultra-fast’ charging capabilities to top up the battery from 10-80 per cent in less than 20 minutes.
The entry level model comes with rear-wheel-drive with a 226bhp electric motor. Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail lights, vegan leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, air conditioning and parking sensors.
Step up to the GT-Line and prices start at £43,895 for the rear-wheel-drive, while an all-wheel-drive option with a dual-motor set-up that makes 321bhp is available from £47,395.
Extra equipment includes a different wheel design, suede and vegan leather upholstery, ‘premium relaxation seats’, dual LED headlamps and a wireless smartphone charger.
The GT-Line S starts at £48,395 in rear-wheel-drive form and £51,895 with all-wheel-drive.
It gets 20-inch alloy wheels, ventilated and heated front seats, heated outer rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, Meridian audio system, adaptive cruise control and an augmented reality head-up display.
Finally there’s the top-spec GT, which will only be available in all-wheel-drive.
It doesn’t go on sale until 2022 so doesn’t have a price yet, but Kia says it will have a unique exterior styling package, 21-inch alloy wheels and bucket seats trimmed in suede.
Electronically controlled suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential both hint at the fact this could be a seriously sporty model.
First deliveries are expected in October.