On the 2024 EV6, Kia will launch a new trim level that aims to achieve the highly desired balance between price and range.
Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive EV6 Light Long Range trims will bring down the price of the Kia EV6 equipped with the larger 77.4 kilowatt-hour battery by up to $2,750, according to fresh order guide data first viewed by Cars Direct. The accuracy of this information was later confirmed to InsideEVs by a Kia America official.
Additionally, it will be beneficial for buyers. The 2024 Kia EV6 Light Long Range has a starting MSRP of $45,950, excluding freight, and sits between the Light and Wind trims of the EV6. Compared to the EV6 Wind, which has a starting price of $48,700 and the same battery pack.
The EPA estimates the range of the 2024 Kia EV6 Light regular range model to be 232 miles, while the EPA estimates the range of the EV6 Wind RWD variant to be 310 miles. Although Kia would not confirm it, the new EV6 Light Long Range RWD model ought to provide 310 miles of range as well.
Additionally, EV6 Light Long Range e-AWD trim will be offered by Kia, per the same order guide data. Starting at $49,850 (destination fee excluded), this model is $3,900 more expensive than its rear-wheel-drive cousin. This price difference is in line with what AWD adds to other EV6 trim levels.
A buyer of an EV will always be drawn to models that offer more range for less money, thus the new EV6 Light Long Range trims may represent the sweet spot of the selection. Additionally notable is the fact that the new Light Long Range e-AWD trim lowers the $52,600 EV6 Wind e-AWD by $2,750, making it the most economical dual-motor EV6 model.
Last but not least, Kia can undercut the $45,990 Tesla Model 3 Long Range with the EV6 Light Long Range, even if only by $40 (provided Tesla doesn’t alter prices again within the next 10 minutes). Additionally, it will cost only $250 more than a 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 SE, which has a starting price of $45,700 and is similarly equipped.