KIA EV6 Gloucester launch - October 2021

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Post by gloucester » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:39 pm

KIA EV6 Gloucester launch - October 2021.

I went to the launch of this car yesterday. All flashing lights and near choking level smoke!

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I bought my Qashqai from approximately where the desk on the right is - I think they'd taken over part of the Nissan section since the KIA area is more "downmarket"!


The car in the showroom was a pre-production one and not in an exact UK trim level.

All very interesting. It had its pros and cons.

Pro - great grey satin paint finish!

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Cons - horrendously complicated detailing in places - particularly under the front and rear bumpers which are going to be hell to keep clean! Very shallow boot too (not pictured).

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You can't see what I'm on about in this view since it's so low down - look at this internet image:

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Pro - GORGEOUS rear lights including sweeping indicators (not shown):

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Pro - generally very nice interior with some lovely detailing:

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... except the fascia and central glovebox patterned "very low rent" plastic trim.

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Pro and Con - reasonably sized frunk (on this rear wheel drive version) but awfully executed!

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Compare the one in a Tesla 3:

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Pro - we got a notebook, pen and box of "calories":

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So the big question - would I buy one of these rather than a Nissan Ariya, Tesla 3 or Hyundai Ioniq 5?

To be frank I probably won't be buying such a big car again - and the EV6 IS big! And I haven't been inside an Ioniq 5 yet.

I'm more likely to get a "2" version!

I do really like my brother's Tesla 3, and if I was in the market for one of these cars, that would probably still be at the top - if it wasn't for the lack of a hatchback.


If forced to choose between the three hatchbacks I'd probably rank them thus (bearing in mind very limited experience of the Ariya):

Ioniq 5 then Ariya close behind, then EV6 a bit more distant. It's a good car but the detailing really goes over the top in places.

Postscript:

This wasn't a series production car but it was rather worrying when someone found they couldn't open the driver's door from the inside - pulled the handle several times and nothing happened - but the salesman could open the door simply by operating the external handle. Though it worked for me subsequently.

Just had the lemon cupcake before posting - delicious!
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Post by gloucester » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:57 pm

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Post by QaiFan » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:21 pm

Looks very sporty ... the Ariya may encounter one helluva fight against this, IMHO, nice looking EV.

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Post by Exskoda » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:15 pm

Same one?

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Post by gloucester » Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:00 pm

Exskoda wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:15 pm
Same one? <a class="vglnk" href="" rel="nofollow"><span>https</span><span>://</span><span>youtu</span><span>.</span><span>be</span><span>/</span><span>h5ihLUkjo74</span></a>

I believe they have two in the country at present. Only one is fully operational. The one we saw didn't have any evidence of numberplates having been mounted (but I didn't try to pull those stickers off)
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Post by gloucester » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:39 pm

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Post by gloucester » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:00 pm

The EV6 we saw was closest to "GT-Line S" spec - and that's a pricey £48,445. Base car is £40,945 but misses out on a lot of the gadgetry.
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Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:31 am

Just got the Kia EV6 Brochure through the Door Open Day is 23 Oct. the prices quoted are Kia EV6 RWD 58 kWh Battery €44,990 (£38054) & Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD 77,4 kWh Battery €58,890 (£49811) - Dave 😉
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Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:49 am

I have just come across this feature but I am pretty sure if it takes that long to park the owner will not use it or too much abuse will come from other motorists. Possibly a new set Alloys would also be needed - Dave 🥴

Kia EV6 - Remote Smart Parking Assist - RSPAS :
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Post by Sandgrounder » Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:09 pm

You would be changing the batteries in the key fob on a regular basis too, I reckon! :?
DaveBerlin wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:49 am
I have just come across this feature but I am pretty sure if it takes that long to park the owner will not use it or too much abuse will come from other motorists. Possibly a new set Alloys would also be needed - Dave 🥴

Kia EV6 - Remote Smart Parking Assist - RSPAS :
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Before: 1.2 N-Connecta DIG-T 115 J11B ~ Heat Pack ~ LED Pack ~ Vivid Blue (Sep 2017-now)
Previously: 1.2 N-Tec DIG-T 115 J11A ~ Blade Silver (Nov 2014-Sep 2017)

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