- Kia did not change the pricing structure for the 2024 EV6 Wind, GT-Line, and GT models.
- The EV6 Light will be available in three trims: RWD, Long-Range RWD, and Long-Range AWD.
- Kia added a light to the charging port on all EV6 trims.
The Kia EV6 will enter its third model year with a few trim changes and an improved EPA-estimated range. In an unexpected move, Kia did not change the starting prices. The 2024 models, which look the same as the 2023 models, are already on sale.
Return of the Light Trim
In 2022, Kia offered the EV6 Light trim, but the automaker discontinued it for the 2023 model year. The Light RWD returns to the 2024 lineup and features a 58-kWh battery with a single electric motor that powers the rear wheels. This Light RWD model delivers 167 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The starting price is $42,600
Kia also offers a long-range version with RWD and AWD. These models have the 77.4-kWh battery that is standard in the rest of the lineup. The Light Long-Range RWD ($45,950) delivers 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the Long-Range AWD ($49,850) model with two electric motors pushes out 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque.
Prices for the Wind, GT-Line, and GT Models
The Wind RWD ($48,700), Wind AWD ($52,600), GT-Line RWD ($52,900), and GT-Line AWD ($57,600) have the same horsepower and torque specs as the Light Long-Range models.
The 2024 Kia GT AWD has the same battery and electric motor combinations as the other all-wheel-drive models, but the engines have been tuned to deliver 576 horsepower and 545 lb-ft of torque. This model has a starting MSRP of $61,600. For the 2024 model year, the EV6 GT now has an EPA-estimated all-electric range of 218 miles. The 2023 model had an EPA-estimated range of 206 miles.
Adding a Charging Port Light
Kia listened to customers who complained about the dark charging port, and the automaker added lighting to the charging area. As a 2023 Kia EV6 owner who charges at night, it can be tough to find the actual charging port without using my smartphone’s light.
Which EV6 is Right For You
The 2024 Kia EV6 is smooth, quiet, and exhilarating. It seats five comfortably, and the rear seats are surprisingly roomy with an unexpected amount of legroom. Driving is especially fun, thanks to the instant horsepower and torque. The electric motors provide a satisfying hum and the back-up beep is endearing.
If you’re looking for an EV6 with the longest range, the best 2024 choice is either the Light Long Range RWD, Wind RWD, or GT-Line RWD. These models have an EPA-estimated all-electric range of 310 miles.
If you want a well-equipped EV with decent horsepower, the GT-Line AWD is a great choice, as it’s outfitted with all the bells and whistles while delivering 320 horsepower with the aptly named Sport mode. If power is what you crave, then the Kia EV6 is it.
The 2024 EV6 Speedy Charging System
All Kia EV6 models come with the E-GMP 800-volt charging architecture that makes it incredibly convenient to fill up at a 350-kW DC fast charger. You back into the charging station with 20% battery, and 15 minutes later, you drive away with 80%.
Impressive Standard Driver-Assistance Features
Standard safety features on all trims include Blind Spot Collision Assistance, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Highway Driving Assist, High-Beam Assist, Lane-Following Assist, Lane-Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control, Parking Distance Warning – Reverse, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, and Safe Exit Assist.
The GT-Line models come with additional safety features that include a Blind-Spot View Monitor, additional Forward Collision Avoidance sensors, Remote Start Park Assist, Parking Collision Avoidance, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go Machine Learning, Semi-Autonomous Highway Drive Assist, and a Surround View Monitor. Some of these features are available on Wind models outfitted with the Technology Package.
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