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Get Ready To Make Your 2022 Kia EV6 Deposit

Kia America says you can make a deposit on the 2022 Kia EV6 come this Thursday. Don’t hesitate if you really want one.

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The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 officially opens up for deposits on Thursday, June 3, starting at 1 p.m. on the East Coast and 10 a.m. on the West Coast.

Customers can place a $100 fully refundable deposit for the limited run of just 1,500 EV6 First Editions at Kia.com. Delivery is expected sometime in the first three months of 2022.

The Kia EV6 First Edition has an MSRP of $58,500. It’s going to sell out quickly with only 1,500 being offered. Kia is going to have to be more competitive with pricing going forward, especially considering an electric Ford F-150 Lightning starts at around $40,000.

2022 Kia EV6 charging

The EV6 made its American debut in Times Square. It includes an energy-dense Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (80/10/10) battery pack available in two sizes: 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh. The low-mounted, underfloor pack delivers energy to both RWD and AWD electric motor layouts with varying horsepower at the front and rear axles.

The First Edition upgrades include augmented reality head-up display, remote smart parking assist, sunroof, 20-inch wheels, premium 14-speaker Meridian audio system, dual-motor AWD power delivery and the more powerful 77.4 kWh battery.

Three limited color combinations are Urban Yellow with black seats, Glacier (white) with dark green seats, and Steel Gray Matte with black seats. The Urban Yellow exterior color and dark green seats on the Glacier variant will be exclusive to the First Edition. Illuminated door ills with “First Edition” designation and a numbered interior badge highlighting the limited production volume complete this rare opportunity.

2022 Kia EV6 first edition dashboard

“The all-new EV6 represents the future of Kia and this special edition celebrates our first dedicated electric vehicle’s remarkable debut,” said Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia America. “We want to celebrate drivers that are ready to take this exciting road with Kia and offer something truly special and unique to complement their EV lifestyles.”

Kia is also making the choice of one of three special gifts available to the first 1500 customers to further celebrate this historic moment and opportunity. Buyers can select from an at-home charger for convenient overnight charging, a credit within a national charging network, or an Apple iWatch for connecting to the EV6’s suite of Kia Connect services.

Are you ready to put down $100 on a $58,500 Kia EV6 First Edition? It is packed full with enough features to make it worth your while? Comment below.

Keith Griffin covers Hyundai and Kia at Torque News. He has been writing continuously about cars since 2002. Keith used to be a researcher/writer for US News & World Report, as well as numerous car sites, including Carfax and Car Gurus, and a contributor to The Boston Globe. Most recently, Keith was the managing editor for American Business Media. Follow Keith at @indepthauto on Twitter, on @LinkedIn and on his Indepth Auto Facebook page.

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DeanMcManis (not verified)    June 1, 2021 - 2:29AM

The base, RWD, ($40K) F150 Lightning is not really comparable in many ways to this EV6, and the AWD model starts at $53K. The first Mach-E was priced at $59,400, and was a closer match. But the EV6 here is priced close to the $61K Tesla Model Y Performance, and cannot match that model's price/performance capability. The future EV6 GT promises similar performance, but not at the same price. Plus by the time the EV6 GT comes out, the next generation Model Y will probably be available. Still, the EV6 looks like a strong competitor to the Tesla, Mach-E, and similar gas powered performance crossover rivals.