KIA receives over 33,000 EV6 pre-orders, including 7,300 reservations, in Europe
Seoul, South Korea-headquartered multinational automotive manufacturer KIA Corporation has announced that it has received more than 33,000 pre-orders for the all-electric EV6 compact crossover SUV across Europe, which account for 300 per cent of the EV6 European business plan for 2021.
The impressive number of prospects includes nearly 7,300 reservations for the upcoming EV6 compact crossover SUV, which has been built on KIA’s parent firm Hyundai Motor Co.’s E-GMP platform. The number of pre-orders is impressive as the manufacturer intends to deliver no more than 11,000 units of the electric SUV in Europe this year.
The all-electric Kia EV6 is expected to enter the South Korean manufacturer’s production lines by the mid of this year, with deliveries for both South Korean and European markets to start near the fourth quarter of this year.
As of 30th of April, more than 1,200 reservations were reported in the United Kingdom alone. In South Korea, the manufacturer received more than 21,000 reservation requests on the first day of the opening of the order books.
Sharing the stats, KIA said, “The brand obtained 33,000 prospects, including 7,300 reservations. On top of that, more than 26,000 customers showed interest in Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle. Thanks to this remarkable performance, Kia already secures 300% of the expected sales volume for 2021."
Jason Jeong, President of KIA Europe, added that they were extremely encouraged by the strong demand for the Kia EV6 and that were confident that the launch of all-electric SUV would be very successful.
UK deliveries of the all-new electric SUV are slated to start in October 2021. The EV6 will be rolled out with a price tag of £40,895; while the EV6 GT-line and the EV6 GT-line S versions will start from £43,895 and £48,395, respectively.
Every UK model of the EV6, Kia’s first car to be based on the parent company’s dedicated new E-GMP, will come equipped with a long-range 77.4kWh battery pack. Ultra-fast 800V charging capability will come as standard on all models, and it will replenish the EV’s battery pack up to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes.
The five-seat electric crossover SUV’s other notable features include dark grey 19” alloy wheels with diamond-cut finish, LED headlights & rear lights, black vegan leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, dual automatic air conditioning, a curved panoramic display with twin 12.3-inch touchscreens, and Kia’s innovative ‘connected car’ UVO Connect system.
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