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Hi guys,

Thank you for the moderators/site owners for setting up a thread for this EV now it can be ordered or more accurately an online reservation to make an order.
The Kia EV6 Electric Car | Kia Motors UK

Suggest we use the thread to
  • Notify each other for key events such as prices and specifications being fully confirmed
  • Discuss actual ordering process starting
  • Discuss first edition specifications and options (if any are available)

Questions we might discuss
  • How many orders will be allocated to our country
  • Will there be long waiting lists as there were for the Kia e-Niro at launch

I made my reservation on 11th April 2021. Not sure how early/late in the process that was, but already excited by the reviews and emerging information about the Kia EV6.

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Just had a good look on the website link, looks really nice.

I might have missed it, is there any indication of U.K. pricing yet?
 

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Yes, pricing is somewhere on the site. The one I am interested in (the EV6 GT-line) starts at £43,895

AutoExpress also has some details
New 2021 Kia EV6: UK prices and specifications confirmed | Auto Express
Early EV6 adopters are offered a starting price of £40,895 for the 77.4kWh rear-wheel-drive 225bhp model, which features the dual 12.3-inch curved screens, sat-nav with Kia Connect, full LED headlights and plenty of advanced safety tech.​
Stepping up to the sportier looking GT-Line version sees the price climb to £43,895. It features the same powertrain as the base-model, but a more aggressive body kit and some extra standard technology. Upgrades include suede upholstery, LED ambient lighting and a power-operated driver’s seat.​
The top-spec, high-performance EV6 GT is priced from £58,295 and is only available with the high-power, all-wheel-drive powertrain.​

It will be interesting to see what PCP offers there are. Given this car is likely to be in demand (my view) I very much doubt there will be some 0% APR PCPs but perhaps we might get some ~6% APR offers as with many new cars.

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I put deposit down on 4th April and received email confirmation that day from Kia. Also have my eyes on the GT-line, possibly with four wheel drive. I’ve had a further email saying the order window opens end of April for reservation holders.
Thank you for reserving your Kia EV6
The exclusive window to place an order for your EV6 is due to open at the end of April, so in the meantime why not get to know our revolutionary new car a little more?​
 

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Thanks for starting this thread @WarwickBoy . I made my reservation on 16th April. If those prices prove accurate and there are no nasty surprises I will likely go for the long range AWD GT-line. From pictures and videos I've seen I prefer the EV6 over the sister Ioniq 5 but would like to see them both in the flesh.

A few things I'd like clarification on are:
  • Can you have a sun roof and if not is it very dark in the cabin?
  • What does the charge rate curve look like and what is the real world charge speeds on more common 50 and 150 Kw chargers?
  • What's the gen on over the air updates - will that be available at launch, offered later at additional cost, will it support new software features or just map updates?
  • What regular sound system is like and how much the 15 speaker meridian upgrade costs
  • Additional costs for things like paint choice and tow bar preparation
  • Service intervals and costs
  • Insurance costs
  • Do all cables come with car (granny, fast charger cable that supports the 11kW rate, necessary cables and connectors for V2L)
Expect details will start trickling out and we will be able to see reviews in coming months.
 

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I put deposit down on 4th April and received email confirmation that day from Kia. Also have my eyes on the GT-line, possibly with four wheel drive. I’ve had a further email saying the order window opens end of April for reservation holders.
Thank you for reserving your Kia EV6
The exclusive window to place an order for your EV6 is due to open at the end of April, so in the meantime why not get to know our revolutionary new car a little more?​
Thank you for flagging. My reservation message had gone to my junk folder (although I had the "deposit" receipt) and for a reservation 7 days after yours does not mention the "exclusive window" and is as such:

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I'm believe the 7 year warranty will apply.
"Every Kia car comes with a class leading 7-year 100,000 mile warranty, including the battery. So you get 7 years of driving pleasure, 7 years of lower running costs and 7 years peace of mind."

Kia's Range of Electric & Hybrid Cars | Kia Motors UK
 

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I put my UK reservation down on 2nd April and got confirmation on the same day. Trouble is, I want a GT and I've heard they won’t be delivering any GT's until 2022. This throws a major spanner in the works because the new ULEZ Expansion Zone for London comes into force in October and I need an EV by then or else I'll be paying through the nose every time I leave the house and drive, well, pretty much anywhere.

If anyone can shed any light on the likely delivery dates that'd be great.
 

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Thanks for starting this thread @WarwickBoy . I made my reservation on 16th April. If those prices prove accurate and there are no nasty surprises I will likely go for the long range AWD GT-line. From pictures and videos I've seen I prefer the EV6 over the sister Ioniq 5 but would like to see them both in the flesh.

A few things I'd like clarification on are:
  • Can you have a sun roof and if not is it very dark in the cabin?
  • What does the charge rate curve look like and what is the real world charge speeds on more common 50 and 150 Kw chargers?
  • What's the gen on over the air updates - will that be available at launch, offered later at additional cost, will it support new software features or just map updates?
  • What regular sound system is like and how much the 15 speaker meridian upgrade costs
  • Additional costs for things like paint choice and tow bar preparation
  • Service intervals and costs
  • Insurance costs
  • Do all cables come with car (granny, fast charger cable that supports the 11kW rate, necessary cables and connectors for V2L)
Expect details will start trickling out and we will be able to see reviews in coming months.
re OTA, the Ioniq 5 has been confirmed as maps only and post launch, with car software requiring a dealer visit. big disappointment.
 

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I put my UK reservation down on 2nd April and got confirmation on the same day. Trouble is, I want a GT and I've heard they won’t be delivering any GT's until 2022. This throws a major spanner in the works because the new ULEZ Expansion Zone for London comes into force in October and I need an EV by then or else I'll be paying through the nose every time I leave the house and drive, well, pretty much anywhere.

If anyone can shed any light on the likely delivery dates that'd be great.
All the information I have seen on the availability of the top performance model is aligned to the AutoExpress article "First deliveries for the 577bhp Kia EV6 GT aren’t expected until October 2022. "

You could go for a monthly flexible EV hire options from October to when your Kia EV6 is ready. All-Inclusive Electric Car Subscriptions | Onto look to have a good range of cars and only have a 1-month commitment.
 

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I reserved a GT Line on 7th April, I would prefer the AWD. I would like to see the UK specs of each model, the prices and the options to finally decide which car I want and also how to finance it. I am eagerly awaiting a call from the dealer to invite me in the discuss things. Will they have a car on show and allow test drives?
I hope it does not go like the Kona where they stopped taking orders for 12 months! But hopefully I am near the front of the queue!
 

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I have also put in an order reservation. Is it naive to assume that test drive models will be available in May when the ordering process kicks off? I am not going to order a car I've never driven.
 

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I have also put in an order reservation. Is it naive to assume that test drive models will be available in May when the ordering process kicks off? I am not going to order a car I've never driven.
I speculate that at the next stage of the process, placing an order will require a more significant deposit (say £1000), will require you to select a detailed specification and will also allow for a "no quibble" cancellation (i.e. no need to give a reason). This was the case for Kia e-Niro orders. If you did not want to go ahead by the time your car was ready, you could cancel and get a full deposit refund (in this case it was £1000). Not something I'm planning to do, but if there are no test drive models ahead of the order timeframe this gives flexibility and re-assurance so if you find the car is really not for you post test drive you can cancel the order.
 

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I speculate that at the next stage of the process, placing an order will require a more significant deposit (say £1000), will require you to select a detailed specification and will also allow for a "no quibble" cancellation (i.e. no need to give a reason). This was the case for Kia e-Niro orders. If you did not want to go ahead by the time your car was ready, you could cancel and get a full deposit refund (in this case it was £1000). Not something I'm planning to do, but if there are no test drive models ahead of the order timeframe this gives flexibility and re-assurance so if you find the car is really not for you post test drive you can cancel the order.
Thanks, that is very useful info. EV6 is in my top 3 at the moment so might be willing to put down a deposit if fully refundable. Main worry is that deliveries will slip into next year for AWD models.
 

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All the information I have seen on the availability of the top performance model is aligned to the AutoExpress article "First deliveries for the 577bhp Kia EV6 GT aren’t expected until October 2022. "

You could go for a monthly flexible EV hire options from October to when your Kia EV6 is ready. All-Inclusive Electric Car Subscriptions | Onto look to have a good range of cars and only have a 1-month commitment.
I've not heard of that but it could be an option, thanks.
 

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Looks like ordering and spec is open in France. Quite please with what is included in the GT-line spec.
I do wonder what is in the advanced driving systems pack.
 

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Looks like ordering and spec is open in France. Quite please with what is included in the GT-line spec.
I do wonder what is in the advanced driving systems pack.
From Kia press website:
  • Advanced Driver Assistance System includes Highway Driving Assist 2 and Remote Smart Parking Assist
 

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Looks like ordering and spec is open in France. Quite please with what is included in the GT-line spec.
I do wonder what is in the advanced driving systems pack.
Any idea how to get translate to work on that page?
 
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