In honor of the EV6 winning North American Utility Vehicle of the Year (I continue to maintain that the EV6 is not a crossover), Kia has released a special version of the vehicle. It’s green and has an extremely long name. Observe the Limited Edition 2023 Kia EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. That is its whole name, yes. No, we aren’t joking.
At Pebble Beach, Kia debuted the limited-edition EV6. A special EV6 that blends features from the Wind and GT-Line trims serves as the foundation for the limited edition. Deep Forest Green exterior paint, blacked-out wheel wells, side treatments, front and rear fascias, and 20-inch wheels are added to the exterior.
There are seats inside that are Desert Beige, and by the rotary dial shifter is a special plaque that reads “North American Utility Of The Year.” According to Kia, the pairing of the beige interior and the green exterior paint is a tribute to “classic performance vehicle styling combinations.” The rest of the customary technological and driving safety elements are included.
A 77.4 kWh battery, a 74 kWh front motor, and a 165 kWH rear motor are used to generate power. A combined 320 horsepower is the output. There is no information on range, but it is safe to assume that this limited edition EV6 will have a range of 252 miles, much like the EV6 GT-Line, which has the same motor, battery, and horsepower output.
Although Kia hasn’t discussed pricing yet, I anticipate it to start around, if not at, $60,000 or higher. But if you want to obtain one, you’re going to have to move quickly. When the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition goes on sale later this year, Kia will only make 1,000 of them.
de features Desert Beige-colored seating with a special North American Utility Of The Year plaque by the rotary dial shifter. The combination of the green exterior paint and the beige seating is something Kia says pays homage to “classic performance vehicle styling combinations.” All the other usual tech and driver safety assistance features are standard.
Power comes from a 77.4 kWh battery combined with a 74 kWh front motor and a 165 kWH rear motor. Total combined output is 320 horsepower. No word on range but given that this same powertrain, battery and horsepower output is on the EV6 GT-Line with all wheel drive, it’s safe to say that this limited edition EV6 will get the same 252 miles of range as the EV6 GT-Line.
Kia isn’t talking about pricing yet, but I see this starting close to, if not cresting, $60,000. You’re going to want to act fast if you want to get your hands on one though. Kia is only making 1,000 of the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition when they go on sale later this year.