Kia EV6 Air RWD Long Range 2022

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Kilometres travelled

0-10,000 km

Did you buy this car new or used?


How much did you pay? (including all on-road costs)


What were your needs when you bought this car? Has it fulfilled those needs?

Cheap to run and service, compared to my diesel car when price of diesel was at $3.00 per litre. Very quiet.

What were your initial thoughts about the car? Tell us why it appealed to you.

Design and red colour makes car stand out (initially ordered the matt grey but discovered matt paint is very hard to look after so changed to red) Handles well. Quick enough (0 - 100 kph in 7.3 s) so I don't need the AWD model. RWD model is better than Tesla Model Y for range and handling.

What have you discovered since owning the car?

Free annual download of GPS map updates. V2L (vehicle to load) cable is optional extra, useful for power cuts, can run up to 3600 watts

What do you like/dislike about the car?

Likes: Power consumption is dependent on driving style, brake regeneration and elevation of roads. I can achieve about 12 kWhr/100 km on a round drip from Meadowbank to North Shore. Higher power consumption on the motorway, so best to keep under 90 km/hr. Happy with RWD model as the second motor in AWD model creates more friction and has reduced range. Could achieve 600 km range if battery charged to 100%. Dislikes: Phone app not available as it doesn't come with SIM card module. Hence no over the air updates. Several features/apps not available on this model (available on overseas model). Doesn't have a sunglass holder.

Any other comments on the car?

To prolong battery life: I use the 240 v charger and keep the battery charge between 50 to 60%. Don't charge to 100%, use fast charger or charge when battery is hot. Avoid heavy acceleration.







Value for money


Overall rating


Lastly, would you buy this vehicle again?


Why would/wouldn't you buy it again?

Would definitely buy Kia again. However my needs would have changed in 8-10 years time so may not buy the same model or size of car. Newer battery technology should be cheaper in the future

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