Then there’s the instant torque when you hit the ‘throttle’ and are pressed back against the seat.
EV6 has been put through the Australian Ride and Handling Program, but without the physical presence of Korean engineers.
They were unable to travel because of COVID-19 restrictions, but were in regular communication throughout with their Australian counterparts.
As is the norm in electric vehicles the EV6 uses regenerative braking to contribute to battery charging.
Two modes are available, Normal during routine driving and Sport for more dynamic use.
The degree of intervention can be controlled through steering wheel paddles and includes the option of an Intelligent Pedal, or i-Pedal mode which allows the vehicle to slow to a stop without applying the foot brake.
Another feature is Smart Regenerative Braking which adjusts the braking level depending upon forward traffic flow.
EV6 gets the industry-leading Kia seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
Somewhat oddly, the battery is covered for the same period rather than the eight years provided by most of its competitors.
Perhaps the importer should do something about this?
What we like?
Hint of a radiator grille
Overall luxury feeling
14-speaker Meridian sound
What we don’t like?
Constant digital radio dropouts
Reverse parking collision avoidance
The bottom line?
I love the idea of electric cars and the Kia EV6 in particular, but I need somewhere to charge it.