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Two Kia EV6 variants confirmed for Singapore launch

Derryn Wong
01/11/2022

Kia’s high-tech EV6 will be sold here in Standard Range Single Motor and Long Range Dual Motor versions in Singapore


UPDATE 23 Nov 2022 : The EV 6 is officially launched in Singapore, find out all you need to know here.
We’ve also test-driven the car in Singapore – find out if it can match up to Tesla!

SINGAPORE

Kia will launch two versions of its much-anticipated EV6 electric vehicle (EV) here.

CarBuyer understands from sources that the EV6 will debut with a Standard Range Single Motor and a Long Range Dual Motor version.

There is no pricing information available yet, but given the current COE prices, and that both models are COE Category B, they should cost around S$250,000 and S$285,000 with COE. Both cars have the top VES rating of A1 (S$-25,000), which will help bring down the price in addition to the Early EV Adoption Rebate.

We’ve no info on local spec, but we would be surprised if Kia launched a non-well-specced car in Singapore

Kia is expected to officially launch the EV6 here some time in December 2022, or at the 2023 Singapore Motorshow. Originally, the EV6 was slated for a Q2 launch this year, but it’s been delayed (presumably) by high demand and supply chain disruptions.

Globally, the EV6 also has a Standard Range Dual Motor (232hp), a Long Range Single Motor (225hp), and a dual-motor high-performance GT model (577hp). There is no information yet on the availability of these versions.

EV6 GT has more aggressive styling and blacked-out sporty bits

The GT model has 577hp and 740Nm, a limited-slip rear differential, uptuned suspension and brakes, and reaches 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds. It has the highest top speed for the EV6 lineup, at 260km/h. If that version is launched in Singapore, we expect it to cost almost S$300k with COE, at least. 



Kia EV6 Standard Range Single MotorKia EV6 Long Range Dual Motor 
Power/Torque 168hp/350Nm321hp/605Nm
0-100km/h 8.5 seconds 5.2 seconds 
Top Speed 185km/h185km/h
Battery capacity 58kWh77.4kWh
Range (WLTP)394km506km 
Efficiency 16.5kWh/100km17.2kWh/100km
VES A1 A1
Fast charge time 350kW 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes350kW 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes


As covered in our news story on the international announcement of the car in 2021, the EV6 is a proper game changer for Kia. With the Hyundai E-GMP EV platform and 800V charging capabilities, the EV6 packs more technology and amongst the fastest charging speeds on the market.

The 800V electrical drivetrain architecture means the car can charge at a maximum DC fast charge rate of 350kW – faster than almost all other EVs except for the Porsche Taycan and Tesla models – which means 10 to 80 percent in only 18 minutes for both Standard and Long Range models, rather than the industry standard half hour. 

With its brother car, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, not lined up for official sale just yet, Kia could be in an unlikely spot to challenge Tesla in the mainstream/premium EV segment alongside Polestar.

Kia’s Niro is less expensive than an EV6 – the EV version will come here, but we test the hybrid petrol version here

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electric EV ev6 ev6 gt Kia long range dual motor Standard Range Single Motor

About the Author

Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor brings 15 years of experience in automotive journalism. Previously, he was the editor for Top Gear Singapore, and a presenter for CNA's Cruise Control motoring segment. He's contributed to The Business Times, Today, and many other publications, and also covered technology as editor of Stuff magazine. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he is the Chief Slave of two cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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