Kia’s first edition limited run of its new electric vehicle — the EV6 — has been completely reserved. The vehicle is expected to be delivered to local dealers in the first quarter of 2022.
The First Edition was offered with a choice of three gifts: an at-home vehicle charger, a 1000 kWh credit within a national charging network or an Apple Watch for connecting to the EV6’s suite of Kia Connect services. More than 81% of those reserving the vehicle chose the at-home charger.
“Kia welcomes the first EV6 buyers who join us in this historic movement,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America. “Kia’s ‘electric lifestyle’ delivers a unique combination of luxury, performance and technology and the First Edition EV6 will provide owners with an experience all of their own.”
The 1,500 First Edition EV6 could be reserved for just $100. It was offered in three color combinations — urban yellow with black seats, glacier (white) with dark green seats and steel gray matte with black seats. The urban yellow exterior color and the dark green seats are exclusive to the First Edition model.
On the inside the First Edition sports illuminated door sill with First Edition designation, a numbered interior badge highlighting its limited production volume, augmented reality head-up display, remote smart parking assist, sunroof, 20-inch wheels, 14-speaker Meridian audio system, dual motor all-wheel-drive power delivery and a 77.4 kWh battery.
Kia plans to launch 11 EVs on a global basis by 2026, with the EV6 set to go on sale in the U.S. in early 2022. The EV6 is built on a long wheelbase architecture, which is the equivalent of the Telluride SUV. The Telluride is made at the company’s West Point, Georgia, factory, which is part of Kia America.