Kia has revealed a special edition version of the EV6 for the UK market. Dubbed the Horizon, the bookings for the new model are underway, with deliveries to commence from January next year. Positioned below the sportier GT-Line, but above the entry-level Air model, the Horizon Edition sets itself apart from the Air variant, with additional features over the latter. These include automatic body-coloured flush exterior door handles, solar glass windshield, adaptive LED headlamps, high gloss black door trim, front parking sensors, driver’s power adjustable seat with memory function, powered co-driver seat with two-way electric lumbar support, heated outer second-row seats, Smart Tailgate, and a wireless phone charger. Offered at a starting price of £45,995 (on-the-road price, which roughly translates to Rs 48.33 lakh), the Horizon is more affordable than the top-spec GT-Line (£ 48,275, Rs 50.72 lakh).
The unveiling of the special edition comes as a part of Kia's global plan of having 15 electric vehicles on sale by 2027. It will be sold alongside the Niro EV Horizon, Soul EV, and all-new EV9.
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Kia EV6 Horizon Special Edition: Powertrain
The Horizon is offered only in a rear-wheel drive configuration. Under the bonnet, the car gets a 226bhp electric motor that draws power from a long-range 77.4kWh battery pack. As a result, the EV6 Horizon yields a claimed range of 528 kilometres (on WLTP) on a single charge. That said, the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes using a 350kW DC fast charger.
Meanwhile, the India-spec EV6 comes in two versions: GT-Line (RWD) and GT-Line AWD. The former gets a single motor that churns out around 226bhp of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque, and it has a range of 510-kilometre (WLTP). The more powerful e-AWD version, on the other hand, has a dual motor setup that outputs 320bhp and 605Nm of torque, enabling it to sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in just 5.2 seconds.
Kia EV6 Horizon Special Edition: Other Highlights
Other bits include a choice of three exterior paint finishes (Midnight Black, Interstellar Grey, and new Gravity Blue), a black artificial leather-trimmed dash, as well as 19-inch grey alloy wheels.
Kia EV6 Facelift to Make Global Debut in 2024
The South Korean manufacturer debuted its EV6 electric car in 2021, which is expected to get its mid-cycle refresh next year. Last month, the test mule of the facelifted Kia EV6 was caught testing in South Korea, revealing a few styling details. Based on spy images, we expect the car to have a flatter front end with a full-width light bar and a vertical headlamp setup. While Kia has yet to reveal interior details, there could be some feature & tech revisions as well.
Kia will unveil the EV6 facelift first in South Korea, followed by other markets.