Not long after the hot issue between Russia and Ukraine occurred, the world price of gasoline skyrocketed. Although the US is a country with a strong position in petroleum, fuel prices in the US have also increased. This has contributed significantly in promoting users to switch to electric car models instead of cars using traditional internal combustion engines.
KIA is perhaps an obvious proof of this when recently, this Korean automaker has had a remarkable growth step.
KIA EV6 has had a successful month.
Specifically, in March, KIA recorded a record sales of electric vehicles, up 55%, reaching a total of 59,524 units.
Sharing about the joy with the achievements, Mr. Eric Watson, Vice President of Sales of KIA America, said: “KIA is currently immersed in the positive as we continue to break through compared to the general level of the industry, increasing market share despite still facing difficulties that the whole industry is facing.”
Among the electric and KIA models sold, the KIA EV6 model is perhaps the most outstanding when it is only the second month of its appearance on the market, KIA EV6 has had a sales growth of 50%, reaching 3,156 units, an increase of 3,156 units. the total number of KIA EV6 units sold reached 5,281 units.
Thaco introduced KIA EV6 in October 2021. Photo: Dac Thanh
Talking more about the KIA EV6 electric car, this is probably a model that is not too strange for those who follow the Vietnamese car market. The reason that can be raised is that Thaco introduced this model to the Vietnamese market in early October, during the launch of the KIA Carnival model.
At that launch, Thaco Auto General Director, Mr. Nguyen Quang Bao, said that the KIA EV6 electric car model is expected to be officially sold from the second quarter of 2022. However, apart from this information, Thaco also did not provide any further information about the sales plan or the plan to build a charging station for the model.
In the US, this model is currently sold with a starting price of 42,115 USD, or about 963 million VND. Some predictions also suggest that when returning to Vietnam, KIA EV6 will also cost about 1 billion VND.
KIA EV6 is designed in a futuristic style.
The most noticeable impression with the KIA EV6 can be seen immediately with its futuristic design with fancy accents on both the exterior and the interior. On the outside, you can see typical details such as the LED daytime running lights in the front evoking the arrow shape towards the center of the car, the LED taillights combined with curving, connecting with the black thread running below the side of the car. , showing a unified, cohesive design.
In the interior, the difference can be seen immediately in the air conditioning / volume control cluster. In this area, KIA is equipped with a touch panel that displays different parameters, especially in that the touch panel displays different information, corresponding to the selection of air conditioning control or volume control. This integration makes the car more compact, evoking the minimalist style that many car manufacturers put on the interior design.
KIA EV6 can travel 500km of mixed roads per charge.
The Korean manufacturer seems to have been very flexible when it comes to many configurations for this electric car. In terms of power, the KIA EV6 has a rear-wheel drive version of only 167 hp but also a rear-wheel drive 325 hp version; Even later, KIA will add a GT version with a capacity of up to nearly 600 horsepower, but it will not appear on the market soon.
Of the EV6 versions that KIA has put on the market, the rear-wheel drive version, using a 77.4kWh battery pack, is the version with the longest combined road range, up to 500km according to EPA standards. This version is capable of receiving 240kW super fast charging, helping to charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.
KIA EV6 is sized between VinFast VF e34 and VF8.
The CUV KIA EV6 model has dimensions of DxRxC (mm) of 4,680 x 1,880 x 1,550, respectively, roughly equivalent to models like Hyundai Tucson or Honda CR-V.
If you put KIA EV6 into the Vietnamese market when this model is launched, it can be seen that this model can fill a gap in size that VinFast is leaving. According to information provided by VinFast, the VinFast VF e34 model has dimensions of DxRxC (mm) of 4,300 x 1,793 x 1,613 respectively; Meanwhile, the “elder” model VinFast VF8 has DxRxC (mm) dimensions of 4,750 x 1,900 x 1,660 respectively.
It can be surmised that the KIA EV6 may not compete directly with the VinFast VF e34 or VF8, at least in terms of size. For customers in Vietnam who want to choose an electric vehicle but feel that the VF e34 is not suitable in size, the VF8 is a bit large, then KIA EV6 can be a suitable solution.
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