Kia EV6 to make first public debut at WapCar Auto Show Exhibition this weekend
Sanjay · Jun 28, 2022 11:22 AM
Our inaugural WapCar Auto Show Exhibition takes place this weekend (1-3 July 2022, at Pavilion Bukit Jalil) and among the many, many things to expect then, you’ll also get the exclusive chance to view the 2022 Kia EV6 as it appears in front of the Malaysian public for the first time.
The EV6 GT-Line AWD – the sole variant available here – will join the display stands alongside the Kia Carnival, as well as other models from Mazda, Peugeot, and Mercedes-Benz.
And what a treat it would be to look at. Though the EV6 shares underpinnings with the blocky Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia’s visual treatments on its first all-electric car is punctuated by swoopy lines, imbued with digitalisation inside and out.
Doesn’t matter if you’re a carspotter or just someone who likes cool cars; this is certainly one for the ‘gram.
A full-on camping trip with all the kettles, lights, and small fridges? Bring it on.
That’s nice and all, but the real draw to the EV6 is the technology under the skin. If you’re in the market for an electric vehicle in Malaysia then this offers one of the best range for the money: 506 km on a full charge, based on the WLTP test cycle.
The 77.4 kWh water-cooled high voltage battery packs has 4.8 kWh more power here than in the Ioniq 5, sending 325 PS to all four wheels. 0-100 km/h is sorted in 5.2 seconds, and it has a top speed of 185 km/h.
Charging is equally quick too. There’s Type 2 AC charging and CCS2 DC fast charging. Coupled with its impressive dual 400 V / 800 V charging architecture, you can juice up the EV6 from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
These points make it the only EV in Malaysia to offer such charging capabilities and above 500 km of range for below RM 400,000. Well cheaper than that actually; the 2022 Kia EV6 sells for RM 300,668 in Malaysia.
And for that money you get a 5-year / 150,000 km warranty, while the battery is covered by a 7-year / 150,000 km package.
Servicing your EV6 can be done at 3 Kia service centres, one each in Glenmarie, Penang, and Johor Bahru. This will increase in tandem with sales, but rest assured that other Kia dealers will still be able to provide roadside assistance too.
There's only so much that can be said within this page so come and experience the EV6 for yourself at our event this weekend.
Enjoy massive deals on new cars and accessories to go with them, and take home a prize or two from our participating brands: DDPai dashcams, Trapo air purifiers, INFINITY by Harman speakers, IGL Coatings paint protection, Karcher car wash products, DK Schweizer, and more.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.