Video of the 2021 Kia investor day (CV was the name of the concept that became EV6):I'm one of those drivers who doesn't care that much about 0-60, but in any case, is that ~3s number official, or is it just speculation/what the platform is theoretically capable of? If it's real, one wonders how the EV6 would achieve so much more power than the Ioniq 5 considering they have the same platform and, by their looks, probably closely related engineering. Maybe different motors? (Or maybe it's a software thing).
IMO the Ioniq 5 looks better (The EV6's front and sides are ok if not particularly distinctive, the rear is ugly and I kind of hate how that lightbar stretches around the sides into the wheel arches. Actually, the rear reminds me a bit of Tesla, who's exterior styling I'm not a fan of. Kind of a big flat area that feels kind of awkward), and I'm not generally a fan of the whole retro-futurism thing.
Unfortunately, the Kia EV6 is a lot more expensive than the Ioniq 5. Here in Sweden, the Ioniq 5 starts at SEK 470,000 while the Kia EV6 starts at SEK 570,000 ! That's a difference of SEK 100,000 - approximately USD 12,000 or EUR 10,000 !What do you think, is there any particular reason why I shoud buy Ioniq5 instead of Kia EV6?
I love the looks of my Ioniq, and Kia resembles it more than Ioniq5.
Come to Finland, here they cost the same. Kia actually just a bit cheaper.Unfortunately, the Kia EV6 is a lot more expensive than the Ioniq 5. Here in Sweden, the Ioniq 5 starts at SEK 470,000 while the Kia EV6 starts at SEK 570,000 ! That's a difference of SEK 100,000 - approximately USD 12,000 or EUR 10,000 !
I must say that I really prefer the looks of the Kia. I only wish I could afford one...
The general sense, I think, is that some find the Ioniq 5 better looking (I do. The EV6's front end is, to me, boring and I don't like the wraparound rear lightbar, though I hate that the I5 doesn't get red paint) and some prefer the EV6. They're otherwise essentially the same vehicle in terms of specs and features (With the caveat that the long range EV6 will have longer range outside of North America. In North America, the long range batteries on both vehicles are the same size)Just personal liking? Other reason?
For us US folk it's perhaps also a bit easier because the NA version has the same battery as the EV6. Range should be essentially identicalI like the way the Ioniq 5 looks over the Kia version. There doesn't appear to be any technical differences - they seem to have the same architecture and features.