Kia rocks Electric Avenue at Goodwood

Added: 12 July 2021

Kia rocks Electric Avenue at Goodwood

Kia’s premiere appearance at the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed sets pulses racing with the first UK public outing of the EV6 electric car.

Since the inaugural event held in 1993, the Festival of Speed has borne witness to the rapidly evolving world of transport, culminating in this year’s new addition; the ‘Electric Avenue – The Road to 2030’ presented by Sky Zero.

This new exhibit offers visitors the chance to take a look at the exciting world of electric vehicles in a spectacular new structure situated between the ‘Future Lab presented by bp’ and ‘First Glance Paddock’. Kia’s EV6 takes pride of place within the exhibition, showcasing the company’s latest electric car and its advanced technologies.

The Kia EV6

Fitting for its first public outing, the EV6 not only ushers in a new era for Kia, but also for the Festival of Speed, showcasing the very latest technology available powered by electric energy alone.

The EV6 heralds the start of Kia’s ‘Plan S’ strategy, which includes the introduction of a range of eleven electric cars by 2026.

Available in four different trim levels, the EV6 benefits from a long-range 77.4kWh battery pack that powers it to up to 316 miles range from a single charge. Accompanied by its 400/800V electric architecture, the EV6 is designed to charge from 10-to-80 per cent in as little as 18 minutes, or to add 60 miles of range in under five minutes when plugged into a 350kW ultra-fast charger.

The EV6 is based on revolutionary E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) technology, which allows for a flat floor and class-leading internal dimensions, evoking a spacious and relaxing cabin.

The Kia EV6 on display at the event is representative of the entry-level UK specification rear-wheel drive model, powered by a 168kW (226bhp) electric motor on the rear axle, with prices starting from £40,895.

The sports-inspired EV6 ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ models further up the ante with yet more technology on-board plus the option of a more powerful twin-motor all-wheel drive powertrain. UK customer deliveries of the new Kia EV6 will commence from October 2021 for ‘EV6’, ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ models.

A further range-topping and high-performance ‘GT’ model will join EV6 range in 2022, powered by twin motors producing an impressive combined 430kW (577bhp) and all-wheel drive as standard. This helps launch the EV6 ‘GT’ from 0-60mph in a physics-defying 3.5 seconds.

The entry level EV6

Starting from £40,895, with a RWD drivetrain and available in a choice of colours including ; White, Red, Black and Grey.

Standard features include:

  • 800V charging system
  • Curved panoramic display with twin 12.3-inch
  • touchscreens
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • UVO Connect
  • Dark grey 19-inch alloy wheels with diamond-cut finish
  • Electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • LED headlights, rear lights and daytime running lights
  • Black vegan leather upholstery
  • Ambient lighting
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Dual automatic air conditioning
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rain-sensing front wipers
  • Engine Start/Stop button with Smart Entry System
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with city,
  • pedestrian, cyclist and junction-turning functionality
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Drive Mode Select
  • 77.4kwh Battery Capacity
  • Fast charging capable of charging from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes
  • Up to 316 miles of driving range

The EV6 GT-Line

Starting from £43,895 for the RWD variant and £47,395 for the AWD variant
Available in a choice of Black, Red and Blue.

Standard features in addition to the entry level EV6 features, include:

  • GT-Line exterior and interior styling
  • Black 19-inch alloy wheels with diamond-cut finish
  • Black suede and light grey vegan leather two-tone upholstery
  • Front parking sensors
  • Premium relaxation seats
  • Memory driver and power front passenger seats
  • Alloy driver pedals
  • Vehicle-to-load (three-pin plug)
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • Dual LED headlamps with adaptive driving beam
  • Privacy glass
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning

The EV6 GT-Line S

Starting from £48,395 for the RWD variant and £51,895 for the AWD variant
Available in a choice of Black, Red and Blue.

Standard features in addition to the EV6 GT-Line features, include:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels with dark grey inserts
  • Ventilated and heated front seats
  • Heated outer rear seats
  • Power Tailgate
  • Panoramic sunroof with tilt and slide functionality
  • 14-speaker Meridian audio system
  • Remote Smart Park Assist
  • Parking Assist
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • Highway Driving Assist 2
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (with junction
  • functionality)
  • Augmented Reality head-up display

The EV6 GT

The range topping model will be available in 2022 with prices starting from £58,295
With performance figures rivaling that of some of the latest and greatest supercars and the all electric Porsche Taycan

  • Standard features in addition to the EV6 GT-Line S features, include:
  • GT exterior styling
  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Bucket seats, trimmed in black suede with neon
  • green highlights
  • Electric controlled suspension
  • Electronic limited-slip differential
  • Drive Mode Integrated Control
  • Battery heat pump
  • Premium paint

-  Panoramic sunroof with tilt and slide functionality
- Premium relaxation seats
- Memory driver and power front passenger seats

The EV6 is set to make a huge impact on the automotive scene with rapid charging times, technology from the future and performance figures to shock supercar owners. Could it be a future Car of the year contender?

Did you know that the EV6 recently took part in a drag race against some of the latest performance cars from Porsche, Mclaren, Ferrari, Mercedes and Lamborghini.
Check out the video here

Chapelhouse is proud to have 3 Kia Dealerships across the North West. You’ll find us in St Helens, Southport and Warrington.

We currently have an all-electric range featuring the likes of the Kia Soul EV and Kia E-Niro

You can find out more information on the new range of Kia on our website, or you can contact us online and a member of our team will be in touch.



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