CarBuzz website reports, “The Kia EV6 will be entering the budding market of dynamic but practical electric family cars in earnest this year. Joining it will be its close relative, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 which shares the same platform but with some distinctive differences. In the USA, Hyundai’s electric hatch enters the market at an impressive $32,200 while the EV6 starts at $34,400.”
“According to Kia Australia’s head of product planning, Roland Rivero, the brand isn’t all too worried about the Ioniq 5’s competition. Down Under, the variation between the two products and the standard specification is similar to that of the USA models, yet Rivero argues that Kia’s EV proposition is a much more preferable one.”
“”Subjectively speaking, it looks better inside and out, we do have a bigger battery, which means a bigger range, and we have a vehicle-to-load capability in the cabin, which is convenient for charging laptops and devices on the go,” he said. The all-wheel-drive EV6 comes fitted with a 77.4-kWh battery pack versus the Ioniq 5’s 72.6 kWh. This affords the former a range of 310 miles while the latter will only be able to cover 256 miles.”
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