The EV6 is a significant step up from what Kias cars currently offer in India, in terms of in-car technology and ADAS.
Electric vehicles have been all the rage in India in recent months, but increasingly there is no sign of Tesla. Elon Musk’s pioneering electric vehicle company has become the world’s most valuable automaker thanks to first-mover advantage, but India doesn’t seem to be on the horizon given its standoff with the Indian government on tax breaks for importing its cars into the country. Kia and its parent company Hyundai will take advantage of this situation. Hyundai is bringing its EGMP EV platform to India and the first car to showcase it will be the Kia EV6 which will be an imported unit. Later in the year, its sister, the Ioniq 5 also arrives in India. These electric vehicles are state-of-the-art and have impressive range and driving dynamics. Hyundai and Kia have also developed new in-car experiences for these cars that make them interesting. The Kia EV6, for example, is a cut above what the South Korean automaker offers in India. In fact, this car has features that will usurp many premium German giants in this regard. That’s how disturbing this onslaught of Hyundai and Kia is in the age of electric cars.
One of the key aspects of the EV6 is the ADAS battery that comes with the car. Currently, in India, Kia’s cars don’t offer much when it comes to ADAS. It comes with a litany of safety features like Multi-Collision Braking, AEB, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist and Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Avoidance. rear transverse collisions. In international markets, these features are available in the Air version of the car, which offers up to 528 km of range in a rear-wheel-drive configuration. The car’s GT line also includes a parking collision avoidance assist, a reverse surround view monitor with a 3D model, and a blind spot view monitor. A tire pressure monitoring system is also integrated. The car is equipped with ABS, BAS, ESC, hill hold assist, highway driving assist and vehicle stability management.
While Kia’s current model range in India offers “Bose Audio” on the EV6, in markets outside India, the car comes with a premium Meridian audio system that includes 14 speakers, including 5 full range speakers, four tweeters, four woofers and a subwoofer. It also comes with an active sound design. On the standard Air model, the car gets a more basic 6-speaker audio system.
It also has a 12.3-inch curved virtual dashboard coupled with another 12.3-inch screen for the infotainment system. This system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly and supports Kia connect with voice recognition. It also houses the rear view camera view with dynamic grid lines. There’s also an augmented reality heads-up display (HUD), a wireless charger for your smartphone, and 3 USB Type C ports and a USB port.
Overall, the EV6 will be pretty stacked in terms of tech and creature comforts in the car. It will be up there with many high-end luxury products in terms of features set at a basic level, which will need it as it will be priced around Rs 50 lakh.
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