2024 Kia EV6 Lengthy Vary will get lower cost with Mild trim

The 2024 Kia EV6 will get a brand new trim that offers patrons extra vary at a lower cost.

Information of the 2024 EV6 Mild Lengthy Vary was initially discovered by Inexperienced Automotive Reviews’ accomplice website CarsDirect, citing a dealership order information, however GCR has since confirmed the brand new mannequin’s arrival with Kia USA.

The Mild Lengthy Vary will reduce the value of the EV6’s bigger 77.4-kwh battery pack by as much as $2,750. That is the distinction between the Mild Lengthy Vary’s $45,950 base value (together with vacation spot) in single-motor rear-wheel-drive type and that of the next-highest Wind trim degree. The EV6 Wind’s base value is unchanged from 2023.

Each the Mild Lengthy Vary and Wind are anticipated to fulfill or beat this configuration’s 2023 EPA score of 310 miles of vary. The EV6 Mild was beforehand obtainable solely with a smaller 58-kwh battery pack affording 232 miles of EPA vary. The Mild Lengthy Vary prices $3,350 greater than the usual model, in line with CarsDirect.

2023 Kia EV6 GT

2023 Kia EV6 GT

Upgrading to a dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain is an additional $3,900, however that is equal to the premium for all-wheel drive on different EV6 trim ranges.

The brand new lineup parallels the strategy used for the three-row EV9, which affords its highest vary of 304 miles in Mild Lengthy Vary trim. It is also the second time Kia has reshuffled the EV6 lineup for the reason that EV’s launch for the 2022 mannequin 12 months.

Whereas the EV9 is predicted to be eligible for the EV tax credit score of as much as $7,500, the EV6 is made in South Korea and is not eligible.

Kia initially raised costs for the EV6’s second mannequin 12 months, for 2023, and dropped the bottom Mild model with the smaller battery pack. That model returned this spring at $43,925 with vacation spot, however was solely initially obtainable in a subset of states.

Kia USA confirmed to Inexperienced Automotive Reviews that the 2024 EV6 Mild Lengthy Vary and 2024 EV6 Mild will probably be obtainable in all 50 states.

2023 Kia EV6 GT

2023 Kia EV6 GT

The EV6 is among the fastest-charging inexpensive EVs, and due to its good effectivity and modest battery pack measurement, it does not require searching for out the highest-power chargers. That offers it a bonus in charging livability versus its Hyundai Ioniq 5 platform-mate.

Kia this previous week mentioned that the EV6 would be the first of its fashions to get the Tesla North American Charging Normal (NACS) cost port, within the U.S. The rollout is scheduled to start out in late 2024.

with reporting by Bengt Halvorson

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