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Kia EV6 prices increase in Australia by $4600 across all three variants


The blanket Australian EV6 price increase comes as Hyundai has shielded the Ioniq 5 from local upcharges – for now

The price of the Kia EV6 electric SUV has risen in Australia by $4600 overnight, with the increased prices visible to the public on Kia Australia’s online car configurator.

Chasing Cars has contacted Kia Australia for further detail on the price increases and the forces behind them, and this article will be updated with official comment soon.

Every EV6 grade has increased in price in Australia by $4600

A winner of multiple industry awards, Kia launched the EV6 in Australia in February of this year with two powertrains and three trim grades, led by a then-$67,990 Air rear-wheel drive base model priced to capture a range of state-based electric car purchase incentives. The Air is now $72,590 before on-road costs.

This week’s blanket $4600 increase for Australian EV6 pricing sees the Air surge out of the price range allowed by many EV subsidies.

Notably, the EV6’s platform-sharing cousin, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 – was shielded from that brand’s August 2022 price increases that were announced yesterday. Meanwhile, the EV6’s new rival – the Tesla Model Y – received a price increase days after orders opened in June.

Tesla Model Y 2022 charging
The EV6 is not alone in facing inflationary pressures – Tesla also jacked-up the price of its Model Y in recent weeks

Riding on Kia’s e-GMP dedicated electric vehicle architecture, the Air model is a single-motor rear-wheel drive (RWD) car producing 168kW of power and 350Nm of torque while offering 528km range (WLTP) from its 72.5kWh usable lithium-ion battery.

Both high-specification EV6 GT-Line grades have also seen their prices upped by $4600. The GT-Line RWD will now cost $79,590 while offering 504km range.

Meanwhile, the current flagship EV6 grade, the dual-motor GT-Line AWD that makes 239kW/605Nm and provides 484km range, is now priced at $87,590.

The EV6 now starts just above $72,000 and tops out at $87,590 for the GT-Line AWD (pictured)

Later, a high-performance EV6 GT model will join the lineup with the wick turned up on its dual motors to 430kW/740Nm. This model is expected to be priced a little more than $100,000 locally.

Chasing Cars is not yet aware if additional equipment will be added to local EV6 specifications to partially soften the blow of the increased price.

Kia EV6 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs, apply from 6 July 2022, and may change without notice.

  • Air RWD: $72,590 (+$4600)
  • GT-Line RWD: $79,590 (+$4600)
  • GT-Line AWD: $87,590 (+$4600)