Kia has primed this aspect of the world to count on its EV6 battery-electric crossover to come back in base, GT-Line, and flagship GT trims when it reaches collection manufacturing. There was additionally a First Version trim, however that bought out in a day. In Europe, although, Kia may have a extra different and elemental naming scheme in thoughts. A poster on the Kia EV discussion board found European trademark purposes for the names EV6 Air, EV6 Earth, EV6 Gentle and EV6 Water, which had been filed on July 20. Considered one of these is already a trim title in two international locations that we all know of to this point. We count on the others will observe, however they may even be market-specific.
The pricing web page of Kia’s UK website reveals the entry-level mannequin because the Kia EV6 Air, fitted with the crossover’s out there bigger 77.4-kWh battery and a 226-horsepower motor turning the rear wheels solely. The highest-spec mannequin on the sceptered isle is the all-wheel-drive GT-Line with the identical 77.4-kWh battery powering two e-motors good for a mixed 321 hp. The EV6 Air hasn’t made it to France but, the place the 4 trims supplied are Lively, Design, GT-Line and GT. However the EV6 Air has reached Spain the place it is nonetheless the bottom mannequin, as within the UK, however has a special spec. The Iberian EV6 Air is available in two rear-wheel-drive kinds, one with 167 horsepower and one with 226 horsepower. Above that, Spain additionally will get RWD and AWD EV6 GT-Line trims, and the AWD-only EV6 GT with the utmost 576 hp. Not one of the components have crossed the border into The Netherlands but, the EV6 mannequin brochure solely exhibiting base EV6, EV6 Plus (which we’ve not seen anyplace else), EV6 GT-Line and EV6 GT.
Kia’s spreads a large bag of trim names all through its fashions, although, so something is feasible as soon as the EV6 will get previous the surge of preliminary demand and continues its rollout. We dig the Final Airbender epithets. They provide persona past alphanumerics, whereas not but going so far as Volvo, which can “give [its EV] vehicles a reputation as you give a new child youngster.”