Kia will reveal a limited-edition variant of the all-electric EV6 at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, throughout this 12 months’s Monterey Automotive Week, the corporate stated in a press release. The model’s first-ever zero-emissions three-row SUV, the EV9, may even make an look on the occasion.
Two teaser photographs with the upcoming restricted version EV6 had been posted by the Korean producer, each displaying a metallic inexperienced paint job and little else, with the official press launch mentioning that simply 1,000 items of the style-driven mannequin shall be manufactured, all with distinctive inside and exterior colorways.
The Kia EV9, which debuted within the US again in April, may even be introduced at The Quail, with guests getting the possibility to see the three-row SUV in particular person on the model’s devoted area on the primary exhibition subject.
“After stunning the automotive world final 12 months at The Quail with the debut of the EV6 GT, Kia is returning with the EV9 SUV, which encapsulates our expertise in producing brilliantly designed, best-in-class SUVs with our deep experience in growing the business’s main EVs,” stated Steven Middle, COO & EVP of Kia America. “Being current in Monterey demonstrates the gravity of Kia’s dedication to delivering autos that proceed to innovate.”
We’ll know extra concerning the restricted version EV6 hatchback when it goes on show at The Quail on August 18, but when we had been to guess, it gained’t be any totally different from the common EV6 trims when it comes to efficiency.
At present, the Korean automaker’s electrical hatchback is accessible in six totally different trims: Mild (RWD), Wind (RWD), Wind (e-AWD), GT-Line (RWD), GT-Line (e-AWD), and GT (e-AWD).
Unveiled final 12 months on the model’s first participation at The Quail, the Kia EV6 GT is powered by a 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery that feeds juice to a pair of electrical motors mounted on each axles, good for a complete of 576 horsepower and a 0 to 60 miles per hour dash in 3.4 seconds.
On the identical time, the EV9 SUV shall be out there with both a 76.1-kWh battery and a 160-kW (215-hp) rear motor or a 99.8-kWh pack provided with single- or dual-motor configurations. The previous makes use of a 150-kW (201-hp) rear-mounted motor, whereas the latter consists of two motors (one on every axle) producing 283 kW (379 hp) and 516 pound-feet of torque.