Kia goes for Tesla: Power Stromer with a blatant design in the first test

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Kia goes for Tesla: Power Stromer with a blatant design in the first test

Kia goes for Tesla: Power Stromer with a blatant design in the first test-stromer

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Kia’s new super Stromer: First test: Kia EV6

  • Site editor Sebastian Viehmann

Kia and Hyundai have grown into real electric giants. So far, the cars have been rather sober and practical, now the Koreans want to make emobility exciting. With the Kia EV6 it works quite well – with a few exceptions.

For links on this page, the site may receive. a commission from the dealer, e.g.B. for marked. More infoKia and sporty? They have already proven that the Koreans can do this – with the Stinger GT. What was achieved there in the classic way with a powerful V6 petrol engine, Kia also wants to prove in the electric world. You learn how that feels at the wheel of the EV6 after just a few meters: When you step on the pedal, 225 hp on the rear axle and 100 hp on the front axle catapult the unusual vehicle forward like a steam hammer packed in cotton wool. The person behind you at the traffic light is probably wondering what kind of car that actually is. We don’t know either: station wagon? SUV? The new definition of compact? In any case, the EV6 is one thing: Fast – especially as a GT version.

Kia’s electric racer with all-wheel drive

The electrical all-wheel drive-something that is always missing in Korea stromers such as the Kia E-Niro or the Hyundai Kona as a fan sporty driving way-helps the deep black e-car. However, the 4.7 meter long and a whopping two tons of heavy car also needs a few more volts so that it is progressing. In quick curves, despite the rapidly reacting all -wheel drive system and the really impressive thrust, you can quickly notice where the weight brakes the driving pleasure.

Kia goes for Tesla: Power Stromer with a blatant design in the first test-tesla
Kia Kia EV6

With 5.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, the EV6 is not a Tesla hunter, whereby the elasticity values – just 2.7 seconds for the sprint from 60 to 100 km/h and almost four seconds from 80 120 km/h – Really bombastic are: overtaking on the country road with the EV6 is child’s play, with a strong "Whoosh" the black Kia rushes past every obstacle. Incidentally, the maximum speed on the motorway is 185 km/h. pity actually; a Stromer trimmed for performance in this way should at least have cracked the 200 km/h limit.

In the cockpit: so familiar and yet so different

The chassis and steering keep up quite well with the performance of the fast Kia, although the steering should provide a little more road contact. The car that Site was able to drive as part of test drives for the German Car of the Year Award was still a prototype; a little fine-tuning here and there is still to come.As quickly as you get used to the electric power of the car, you lose your fascination with it – because it is covered by something else: the unusual cockpit landscape of the Kia.

Kia goes for Tesla: Power Stromer with a blatant design in the first test-tesla
kia Kia EV6: Cockpit

It starts with the steering wheel, which appears to be made up of different ellipses and is overloaded with controls. A huge monitor stretches over two-thirds of the dashboard. Above all, however, it is the huge center console that protrudes into the interior like a surfboard that impresses. It also houses the start button and serves as an armrest.

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What is quite spaced out at first glance is not such a monster to get used to as the Tesla cockpits, which are deserted by all the buttons and switches. The most important functions can already be found somewhere as a button or touch-sensitive surface, and even a classic volume control is not missing. Certainly there are electric drivers who like Tesla’s operating philosophy; but if you consider that almost no manufacturer adopts them, the fan community does not seem to be very mass-compatible. The Kia command center is definitely an eye-catcher.

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Lots of space, flat trunk – and a cry of pain

The space available in the Kia is family-compatible, at least with average space requirements. 520 liters of storage space (1300 with the rear seats folded) is fine, although the car’s sloping roofline prevents more storage space. Incidentally, the pointed rear lights of the EV6 protrude so far from the body that you quickly hit your elbow when you move sideways on the trunk. If you want to drive a nice car, you sometimes have to suffer.

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cattleman Trunk of the Kia EV6

EV6: Specifications

From autumn, the EV6 will initially be available in three drive variants. In the combination of rear-wheel drive and a 58-kWh battery, 125 kW/170 hp are available. This version can only be combined with the basic equipment. With the larger 77.4 kWh battery, a rear-wheel drive version with 168 kW/229 hp and an all-wheel drive version with 239 kW/325 hp can be selected, each of which can be combined with the basic or the higher-quality GT-Line equipment. In winter 2022, Kia will then expand the range to include the top model EV6 GT with a 77.4 kWh battery and 430 kW/585 hp all-wheel drive.

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Over 600 kilometers range?

The Kia, whose charging socket is not particularly practical at the rear, is charged with an AC charging station (wall box or charging station 11 kW) or with a CCS direct current charger from 50 to a maximum of 350 kW. The latter charge fills the battery in 18 minutes. We could not test the range of the car on the first short test drive; Depending on the tires (19 or 20 inch wheels), Kia states ranges of 484 to 506 km, with up to 670 km promised in city traffic. That would be an announcement.The price of the EV6 will be around 45.000 euros, from which you can then deduct the electric purchase premium. The GT version with all-wheel drive, however, is almost 66.cost 000 euros; despite the good driving performance and complete equipment, that would be a lot of wood for a car that is generously dimensioned but not overly blessed with space. After all, that’s almost 10.000 euros more than Kia charges for its top model, the large SUV Sorento with diesel or hybrid drive. But the EV6 proves: The Koreans don’t just want "reasonable" Build e-cars, but also ones that are fun.

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Manufacturer: kia
Type: electric car
Engine: Two permanent synchronous motors
Perfomance: 239kW
(325 hp)
Top speed: 185km/h
further data…
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: 5.2 seconds
Transmission: stepless
Drive: all wheel drive
Battery type: lithium ion
battery capacity: 77.4kWh
Range electric: 506 km
Charging option at household socket: Yes
Battery included: Yes

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8 thoughts on “Kia goes for Tesla: Power Stromer with a blatant design in the first test”

  1. A
    Being a fan of electrically powered vehicles is not exactly a sign of technical and … Being a fan of electrically powered vehicles is not exactly a sign of technical foresight and certainly not of being at the cutting edge of technology. Electromobility has only just begun, but it’s actually already dead – only that many simply don’t want to admit it. The charging infrastructure alone will never be able to be made available to a sufficient extent across Europe, in addition to the indisputably long charging times, catastrophically environmentally harmful and inhumane conditions for the production of lithium, cobalt and the like.a. That only works as long as it continues to be expensively subsidized – so squared economic nonsense. China is smart: there are no more subsidies for electronics there.

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  2. Mentally NOT up to date with the technology
    Will there be a renaissance of the combustion engine – no, because technically it’s no longer possible! Quite apart from the efficiency, WG and destruction of raw materials. Every l oil that you burn is gone forever – there is no synfuel … batteries have become over 90% cheaper in the last 30J and have a 300% higher capacity, and it is still technically much more. 700T LP applications 2021 etc. etc

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  3. oh dear…..
    Comparing developments in telephones/mobile phones with the large screens in cars is, of course, absolute nonsense ! Millions of cars are still said to be driving around in the area without the possibility of weekly OTAƛ. There are supposed to be cars that are simply designed ready-made, each switch has its function and that’s it. I’m not a fan of scribbling in the car and I won’t either. I’m certainly not alone there. Incidentally, the manufacturers do this for cost reasons, nothing else is behind it……

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  4. Where is Tesla ?
    Unlike Tesla, they haven’t gone mad and have eliminated all switches/controllers. The cockpit looks very functional in contrast to that "touch fiddling" the usual suspects. One thing remains to be mentioned here: If I can’t charge at home, the Kia won’t work either, but otherwise it’s a chic car !

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  5. Well, Mr. Sochgen
    But the comparison lags. It is a big difference whether you have to look at a cell phone or operate in the car in the same way. Because it just forces it to take your gaze off the street when you want to see what you are pressing. Classic controls are much safer there. Safety just has to proceed. You can omit switch when cars really drive autonomously, not before.

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  6. Every car manufacturer does on Tesla
    Tesla has only been building only e-cars for over 10 years. If the manufacturers for cars with an explosion engine now also offer electric cars, then do it on Tesla. These manufacturers are urgently needed because a manufacturer is unable to ensure the need and diversity. 50 years ago, the Mercedes was with an explosion engine, which is Tesla with electric cars today.

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  7. What’s the name of
    they do on Tesla. I can see absolutely nothing from Tesla in the car in the pictures. And building electric cars is not "do on Tesla", because they don’t have a patent on it. I don’t know why you always have to bring Tesla into play when it comes to an electric car. Just stop with this nonsensical hype.

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