Kia relaunches cheapest EV6 Light trim with reduced range
The Kia EV6 Light trim is now available again in the US. The EV6 launched in 2021, but the cheapest version of the crossover was soon discontinued. Media outlet CarsDirect suggests that Kia may have brought back this low-cost trim as part of the ongoing price war between electric vehicle brands in the US. However, it appears that the Kia EV6 Light is selling at a higher price than its original MSRP; at retailer Citrus Motors Kia, the vehicle costs US$43,925, previously available for US$42,695.
The new EV6 Light is expected to match the older model, with a 232-mile (~373 km) range from a 58 kWh battery. The rear-wheel drive vehicle has a 125 kW motor, with a top speed of 115 mph (~185 kph) and a 0 to 60 mph (~100 kph) acceleration time of eight seconds. For context, the lowest price version of the EV6 currently costs US$48,700 and has 310 miles (~499 km) EPA-estimated range.
Kia has confirmed that it will sell the Kia EV6 in the Light trim in the Western Region of the US, with a limited number of units on offer, following the lead of Volkswagen with the lower range ID.4 variant. You can buy the new entry-level model in states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. At the time of writing, the Light trim is unavailable via the Kia website. It is unclear whether the company plans to roll out its cheaper EV to a broader area.