Kia has not yet announced pricing for the EV6 in China, which starts at $42,600 in the US.

Kia starts accepting pre-orders for EV6 in China, limited to 1,000 units-CnEVPost

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Kia Motors, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor Co, is accepting pre-orders in China for its first all-electric model, the EV6.

Starting June 28, Chinese consumers can pre-order the EV6 by paying RMB 666 ($92) for the model, which will be imported into China but is limited to 1,000 units, Kia announced today.

Kia has not yet announced the prices for the EV6 in China; the model has a starting price of $42,600 in the US, according to its website.

The car is based on Kia's EV-specific platform E-GMP and has a wheelbase of 2,900 mm.

The vehicle offers a variety of all-electric, zero-emission powertrain options, including a long-range version with a 77.4 kWh battery pack and a standard-range version with a 58-kWh battery pack.

The Kia EV6 has a maximum power of 125 kW and a maximum torque of 350 Nm in the standard range rear-wheel drive version and a maximum power of 173 kW and a maximum torque of 605 Nm in the standard range four-wheel drive version, which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.

The EV6 long-range rear-wheel drive version has a maximum power of 168 kW and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. Its long-range 4WD version has a maximum power of 239 kW and a maximum torque of 605 Nm, and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.

The car supports 800 V charging and takes only 18 minutes to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent. For the long-range 2WD version, a 4.5-minute charge adds 100 km of range, the company said.

Kia announced its official entry into the Chinese EV market at an event on March 20, unveiling the EV5 concept, EV9 concept and EV6 GT.

Kia plans to launch its flagship electric SUV EV9 in 2024, an entry-level all-electric SUV in 2025, a premium electric sedan based on a next-generation EV-specific platform in 2026 and a mid-size all-electric SUV in 2027.

The EV9 concept car has a length of over 5000 mm and a wheelbase of 3100 mm, with a 3-row, 6-seat interior design.

In China, Kia is aiming for 450,000 units by 2030, with new energy models accounting for 40 percent of the total, according to its previously announced plans.

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