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Special edition of Kia’s electric EV6 announced with AR display and 300-mile range

Special edition of Kia’s electric EV6 announced with AR display and 300-mile range

Kia's EV6 range will include another electric option in 2022.

Kia’s EV6 range will include another electric option in 2022.

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Kia’s first electric SUV without a gas-powered or hybrid counterpart made its global debut at the end of March, and now it’s arrived in the U.S. 

At the North America debut of the EV6 Tuesday evening, Korea-based Kia showed off its newest EV at Times Square in New York City. 

The EV6 live from New York.

The EV6 live from New York.

The compact SUV will be available in 2022, but online reservations open on June 3 this year. 

Aside from a special First Edition, the EV6 comes in three variations: the standard EV6, and the GT and GT-Line. The most powerful battery promises more than 300 miles of range and the fast GT version goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. All versions of the car can recharge up to 80 percent full in under 20 minutes.

There will only be 1,500 units of the First Edition cars available when reservations open. The exclusive variation comes complete with an AR heads-up display, parking assist, a sunroof, a complimentary two-year SiriusXM radio subscription, and a dual motor all-wheel drive setup. It will have a bigger 77.4 kWh battery and a 12-inch touch screen inside. 

A yellow color option will only be available to First Edition owners. Other color options include glacier and steel gray matte. There’ll also be markings designating the car as one of the first 1,500 EV6s ever made.

An inside look.

An inside look.

Still missing from Tuesday’s EV6 event was a price for the car across different configurations, a detail which was also noticeably overlooked at the car’s global reveal in South Korea. Pricing is expected to be announced later this year.

The EV6 will be built on Kia’s new electric battery platform, Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Kia plans on adding 11 EVs on the platform by 2026.

Source: Special edition of Kia’s electric EV6 announced with AR display and 300-mile range

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