2022 EV6 – Inspiring Every Journey

EV6 marks a new and transformative era in EV motoring, where capability meets comfort, open roads beckon, and premium tech advancements make the driving easy.

Live the Life Electric

EV6 is designed, from the ground up, as a no-compromises EV with zero emissions, exceptional range and available all-wheel drive (AWD).

No Engine = More Space

For more than 100 years, cars were built with the engine first; space for drivers and passengers always came second. Now, with Kia’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), roominess and cargo space come first, with the engine giving way to an all-electric powertrain with instantaneous acceleration and superb driving dynamics.

Explore the possibilities

Kia receives eight IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards

  • Kia Telluride, Sorento, Carnival (built after March 2021), Sportage, Seltos, and Soul each earn TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) awards when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • K5 and Stinger sedans receive TOP SAFETY PICK+ honors
  • Kia ties for second most combined TSP and TSP+ vehicles in the industry for 2022

IRVINE, Calif., February 24, 2022 – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognized eight Kia vehicles – tied for second most in the industry – on its 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) and TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) awards lists. The Kia Telluride, Sorento, Seltos, Carnival built after March 2021 (with specific headlights), Sportage, and Soul (with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights) all received TSP awards. The Kia K5 and Stinger sedans qualified as TSP+ winners.

“As the Kia brand makes a momentous shift toward electrification with our next generation of vehicles, passenger safety remains a top priority,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia America, Kia North America. “These eight TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ accolades from IIHS are the direct results of our commitment to delivering the highest standards for crash readiness, structural integrity and available safety systems for our customers.”

All 2022 TSP winners earned “Good” ratings in six crashworthiness tests – driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraint tests – as well as an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention evaluations.  In addition, the vehicle must have at least one available headlight system that earns a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating.  For a TSP+ designation, the “Good” or “Acceptable” headlight system must be standard equipment.

Kia announces pricing and arrival of the highly-anticipated EV6 in Canada

  • EV6 begins to arrive in dealerships in February with an MSRP starting from $44,995
  • Up to 499 kms of driving range on select models and available heat pump system for Canada
  • Ultra-fast charging on 800V DC charger can supply up to 80% in 18 minutes
  • Available Vehicle to Load (V2L) technology turns EV6 into a direct power source for everything from personal electronics, appliances, even another EV
  • Spacious crossover with unique exterior styling, LED lighting throughout, flush-door handles (a Kia-first)
  • Convenient and minimalist interior with two 12.3-inch displays, thoughtful storage and high-quality recycled materials
  • Safety that continues to innovate with available Highway Drive Assist II and Remote Smart Parking Assist

(Toronto) February 2nd, 2022 – Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle, the EV6, is set to arrive in Canada next month. The EV6 undoubtedly sets a new standard for Kia’s electrified vehicles with unique design elements, thoughtfully crafted convenience features and ever-evolving technology to enhance both safety and driving experience.

 “The EV6 not only demonstrates Kia’s future in terms of design and technological advancement, it is also the embodiment of the company’s new brand and Plan S strategy, as Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle,” says Elias El-Achhab, VP and COO of Kia Canada. “We are excited for Canadians to get behind the wheel and experience the new era of electrification brought to them by Kia.” 

Built for Power Performance, Quick Charging and Long-Lasting Range

Built on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV6 will be offered in RWD and AWD options and is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery, yielding performance to suit any type of driver’s needs and a range of up to 499 kilometers on select modelsi:

  • RWD: 58.0 kWh battery with a 125kW rear motor (up to 373 km range)
  • RWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 168kW rear motor (up to 499 km range)
  • AWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 74kW front motor and a 165kW rear motor (up to 441 km range)
  • AWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor       
    • This GT model will be available later in 2022

A world-first, the EV6 features a patented multi-charging system capable of ultra-fast-charging at 800V and 400V, without a separate controller:

  • 800V DC fast charging can supply nearly 100 kilometers in less than 5 minutesii
  • Up to 380 kms of range (10-to-80 percent) added in under 18 minutes
  • On-board charger (OBC) for Level 2 recharging from 10-to-100 percent in 7 hours, 10 minutes (240v AC, at 48-amps) for the larger 77.4 kWh battery versions

For the Canadian market specifically, the EV6 will also come with an available heat pump system with waste heat recycling to help maintain the all-electric range even at low temperatures. First integrated into the Soul EV and available on the Niro EV, this next-generation heat pump system on the EV6 uses not only the heat from the external air, but also the waste heat from a variety of other electronic vehicle components resulting in a larger capacity of recycling. 

Kia Canada achieves historic record-breaking year in 2021

Kia reported a total of 79,198 units sold in Canada in 2021, making it the brand’s best year ever

• The company finishes 2021 with 7 months of record sales, despite challenging year for the industry

• Kia’s outstanding year includes an all-time record-breaking June, which saw the automaker’s best-ever sales month in their over twenty-year Canadian history

• Top sellers from 2021 include the very popular Seltos, Forte and Sportage

• EV and PHEV sales are on the rise for the brand, in support of Plan S

(Toronto) January 5, 2022 – Kia Canada announces a record shattering 2021 with 79,198 units sold making 2021 the best-ever year on record for the brand. This included 7 months of record sales (February, March, April, May, June, July and September) including their best-ever month in Canadian history, in June with 8,850 units delivered. This 2021 record was a 9.3% increase YoY, with top models Seltos, Forte and Sportage among the best-selling models. Kia was also recognized by J.D. Power as the number one mass market brand in the 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study, three Autotrader.ca awards, as well as two AJAC category wins for the first-ever Kia K5 sedan in the Best Large Car category and Best Large Utility for the 2nd year in a row for the award-winning Kia Telluride.

“Our success in 2021 can be attributed to our industry leading design, safety and technology, as well as our dedicated dealer network, who remained agile in servicing our customers throughout another pandemic year,” says Elias El-Achhab, Chief Operating Officer at Kia Canada. “As we look forward to 2022, consumer demand remains exceptionally high, leaving us optimistic for the year ahead with new and exciting models like the highly anticipated Kia EV6, set to arrive in dealerships early next year.”

Top Selling Models

Kia’s compact SUV, the Seltos, led model sales in 2021, with a total of 14,436 units sold, closely followed by the brand’s previous top-seller, the Forte, with 13,190 units sold. Sportage, the brand’s most popular mid-size SUV also saw notable sales, with 11,837 units purchased.

With the brand’s focus towards electrification, EV and PHEV sales were also on the rise in 2021. The long-standing Soul EV saw a sales percentage increase of 24% over 2020, and the Niro EV and PHEV saw increases of 152% and 21% respectively. This past year marks the highest sales of PHEV and EV models for the brand, totaling 4,720 units sold.

The success Kia has had is not only limited to new car sales, but extends to Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) models too. With 10 record-breaking months this past year and the brand’s highest CPO sales month ever achieved in June with 779 units sold, 2021 was an extraordinary year across the board. “The strength of Kia’s CPO program reflects the reliability and durability of our products that Canadians can depend on,” says Elias El-Achhab, Chief Operating Officer at Kia Canada.

A New Brand that Inspires

Kia Canada introduced a new logo and brand purpose, ‘Movement that inspires,’ that demonstrates the company’s vision for the future and is supported by the Plan S strategy, introduced back in 2020. With this announcement came a commitment to providing Canadians with 7 all-new plug-in hybrid or dedicated battery electric vehicles by 2025. This past year, Kia Canada introduced the first of these two models, the 2022 Sorento PHEV, which is available now in dealerships and the 2022 Kia EV6, the brand’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) arriving at the top of the year.

Closing out 2021, the company launched Kia Communities in Motion, a partnership with Community Foundations of Canada that will see $1.4M donated to community charities over the next four years. This all-new program was developed to support movement in local communities providing charities and the recipients of their efforts, the time, space and funding to find inspiration to move forward.

Kia Canada invests $1.4M to support communities as they move forward

December 9, 2021 – Today, Kia Canada, in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada launched Kia Communities in Motion. This program is inspired by Kia’s brand belief, ‘Movement that inspires.’ Movement is at the core of human development – through movement we see new places, meet new people and have new experiences. It is through this movement that we find inspiration. This all-new program is developed to support movement in local communities providing charities and the recipients of their efforts, the time, space and funding to find inspiration to move forward.

Through Kia Communities in Motion, Kia Canada is investing $1.4M over four years to fund projects in communities that will help build inclusive communities across the country. In the face of rising challenges such as the impacts of COVID-19, and the climate crisis, Kia Communities in Motion will create lasting change over the next four years, supporting people in inspiring and innovative ways.

Many communities, including immigrants, Indigenous communities, racialized communities, individuals living with disabilities and the 2SLGBTQ+ community face unique challenges in creating safe and inclusive spaces. Kia Communities in Motion is supporting moving grassroots efforts forward to create a future where everyone flourishes

Kia and CFC are working with community foundations on the ground to identify projects which will be selected in 2022.

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“Kia Canada is thrilled to partner with Community Foundations of Canada on this important and exciting project. We believe in the good work community foundations are doing at a grassroots level across Canada. As Kia Canada moves forward with our new brand and ethos of “Movement that inspires” we saw an opportunity to support organizations seeking a similar mission, be it figurative or literal forms of movement, we can’t wait to see the exciting work organizations are doing to move us all forward.”

Elias El-Achhab, Chief Operating Officer at Kia Canada Inc.

“We are pleased to announce the Kia Communities in Motion program in collaboration with Kia Canada. Throughout the pandemic, we have witnessed the creativity and resourcefulness of the non-profit sector as it works to support communities. This program puts innovation at the heart of its approach and supports the work that is happening on the ground to build a future where everyone belongs.”

Andrea Dicks, President, Community Foundations of Canada

The highly anticipated Kia EV6 set to make its Canadian debut

• Kia Canada releases a portion of the first-production units for a special early reservation opportunity, all vehicles reserved in 25 minutes

• EV6 set to arrive in Canada early 2022

• Estimated up to 480 kms of driving range on select models and available heat pump system for Canada

• Ultra-fast charging on 800V DC charger can supply up to 80% in 18 minutes

• Available Vehicle to Load (V2L) technology turns EV6 into a direct power source for everything from personal electronics, appliances, even another EV

• Spacious crossover with unique exterior styling, LED lighting throughout, flush-door handles (a Kia-first)

• Convenient and minimalist interior with two 12.3-inch displays, thoughtful storage and high-quality recycled materials

• Safety that continues to innovate with Highway Drive Assist II and Remote Smart Parking Assist

(Toronto) October 25, 2021 – Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle, the EV6, is set to arrive in Canada early 2022. The brand released a limited number of initial production units of the 2022 EV6 (optional GT Line package) long-range AWD and customers quickly secured the available units within 25 minutes. The EV6 undoubtedly sets a new standard for Kia’s electrified vehicles with unique design elements, thoughtfully crafted convenience features and ever-evolving technology to enhance both safety and driving experience. Though the reservations were quickly filled, customers can still contact their local dealer to place their order for 2022 delivery.

“The EV6 not only demonstrates Kia’s future in terms of design and technological advancement, but is the embodiment of the company’s new brand and Plan S strategy, as Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle,” says Elias El-Achhab, VP and COO of Kia Canada. “Canadians are clearly eager to get behind the wheel and experience the new era of electrification brought to them by Kia.”

Built for Power Performance, Quick Charging and Long-Lasting Range

Built on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV6 will be offered in RWD and AWD options and is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery, yielding performance to suit any type of driver’s needs and estimated range of up to 480 kilometers on select models i :

• RWD: 58.0 kWh battery with a 125kW rear motor

• RWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 168kW rear motor

• AWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 74kW front motor and a 165kW rear motor

• AWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor

o This GT model will be available later in 2022

A world-first, the EV6 features a patented multi-charging system capable of ultra-fast-charging at 800V and 400V, without a separate controller:

• 800V DC fast charging can supply nearly 100 kilometers in less than 5 minutes

• RWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 168kW rear motor

• AWD: 77.4 kWh battery with a 74kW front motor and a 165kW rear motorii

• Up 380 kms of range (10-to-80 percent) added in under 18 minutes

• On-board charger (OBC) for Level 2 recharging from 10-to-100 percent in 7 hours, 10 minutes (240v AC, at 48-amps) for the larger 77.4 kWh battery versions

For the Canadian market specifically, the EV6 will also come with an available heat pump system with waste heat recycling to help maintain the all-electric range event at low temperatures. First integrated into the Soul EV, this next-generation heat pump system on the EV6 uses not only the heat from the external air, but also the waste heat from a variety of other electronic vehicle components resulting in a larger capacity of recycling.

New battery system that powers more than just the vehicle

Innovative and hassle-free, EV6 features available Vehicle-to-Load (V2L), allowing the EV6 to operate as a power source with an output of 1.9kW . This is made possible through the Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU), which allows electricity to flow from the battery pack, powering everything from personal electronics like a laptop or phone, a projector during an evening out camping, a generator or home appliances and even another EV in emergency situations.

• 120V power outlet located in the lower centre of the rear seat (indoor V2L, a Kia-first)

• Exterior V2L, located on the rear passenger side of the vehicle, has an output of 1.9kW and can also support Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) charging in case of emergency

Modern exterior and interior: Kia’s first vehicle to utilize ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy

The Opposites United design philosophy makes its debut on EV6, and will inform the design of all future Kia models. EV6’s exterior design is distinguished and striking, with head-turning contours and eye-catching features:

• A new interpretation of the ‘tiger face’ for the digital era

• Daytime running lights with moving light pattern inspired by electronic pixels

• Intake molding at the base of the front bumper provides an emphasized wide stance

• Clamshell style hood incorporated into the entire fender

• Along the side, voluminous silhouette with sharply integrated contours from hood to spoiler

• Side sill garnish that visually connects the side of the vehicle to the tail lamp

• 3 unique wheel designs for a high-tech look

• Auto flush-type door handles, a first for Kia

• Full LED rear lamps with built-in turn signal function, standard on all models

• Rear spoiler and powered charging door that is camouflaged

EV6’s interior sets a new standard of possibilities when it comes to EV technology, improved interior space and interaction:

• Panoramic curved display with two connected 12.3-inch displays (cluster and navigation)

• Start button and dial-type Shift by Wire applied in optimal position

• Lean, minimalist structure across a wide cockpit area that is lightweight, simple and full of character

• Unmatched interior console space featuring armrest and large open tray storage, large capacity lid-type glove box and hangers just behind the two front seats

• Seats are slim, lightweight and contemporary and is comprised of robust fabrics using recycled materials equating to 111 water bottles

Innovative technology, comfort and convenience for an invigorating drive like no other

EV6 is packed with intelligent and thoughtful features to enhance the driver’s experience:

• A Kia first, EV6 integrates available Augmented Reality Head Up Display (AR-HUD) iv that matches driving safety-related warnings and driving information about the road or preceding vehicle

o Turn by turn navigation

o Lane safety information

o Front vehicle indicator and safety information

• Integrated infotainment and air conditioning control keys improve the intuitiveness and luxury of the cockpit design and experience

• Active Sound Design (ASD) offers three types of driving sound sources for a truly differentiated motoring experience

The latest in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS):

As part of Kia’s overall commitment to safety, the EV6 has a comprehensive list of active Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including, but not limited to:

• Available Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA): remotely park or exit a parking spot from outside of the vehicle

• Available Blind-Spot Avoidance Assist (BCA): Under certain conditions, can detect vehicles traveling in the next lane. When a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, the vehicle brakes the outer wheel under certain conditions to help return the vehicle to its lane

• Driver Attention Warning (DAW) vi : Senses inattentive driving patterns and sends an audible/visual warning to alert the driver

• Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA): Assists the driver when braking to help prevent a collision or lessen the effects in certain conditions if a vehicle is detected in front. Uses automatic braking to avoid or mitigate an impact

• Other standard iterations of FCA include FCA-Ped (Pedestrian), available FCA-LS (Land-Change Side), available FCA-LO (Lane-Change Oncoming), available FCA-JC (Junction Crossing), FCA-JT (Junction Turning)

• High Beam Assist (HBA): Detects oncoming traffic and automatically switches off the high beam headlights then turns them on once traffic has passed

• Available Highway Driving Assist II (HDA 2) vii : This system is the evolution of HDA and EV6 is the first Kia to have it. This driving convenience system that keeps a set distance from a car in front and centres the vehicle in the lane. HDA2 will additionally assist with lane changes and adjust the lateral position of the car within the lane

• ISLA (Intelligent Speed Limit Assist): Recognizes signs and provides relevant feedback in the cluster and augmented-reality head-up display (AR HUD)

• Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve (NSCC-C): Leverages the navigation system to lower the vehicle’s speed proactively before upcoming curves in the road

• Available Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA): Helps detect most approaching cross traffic when in reverse. When approaching cross traffic is detected, the system alerts the driver and applies the brakes

Kia’s First-Ever Sorento Plug-in Hybrid, Available Now


• Two all-new PHEV & HEV powertrain options, a first for Sorento

• Estimated all-electric driving range of up to 51 kilometers on PHEV

• Sorento PHEV Price starting at $44,995 MSRP

• Sorento HEV to arrive in the fall, pricing to be announced

Kia Canada introduces the first-ever Sorento Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid, the initial product offering out of seven all-new plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles under the brand’s Plan S strategy. Two more powertrain options offer Canadians the opportunity to be inspired to take their adventures to new heights utilizing eco-friendlier driving solutions. Kia announced the 4th generation Sorento just last year, which delivered on its promise to be stronger, lighter, roomier and more technologically advanced than previous generations. This ‘greener’ 3-row, SUV with unmatched cargo utility, all-wheel drive and exceptional fuel efficiency is a natural evolution of this longstanding nameplate in Canada.

The Sorento PHEV will officially debut at the Montreal Electric Vehicle show September 17 – 19 and at the Quebec City EV show October 1-3, 2021. Alongside Kia’s other EV models, the Soul EV and Niro EV, attendees will be among the first to see and test drive the brand- new Sorento PHEV. Kia representatives will also be available to provide information about how HEV, PHEVs and EVs can be conveniently integrated into everyday life and will be busting myths and common misconceptions about green vehicle ownership.

“We are thrilled to now offer an HEV/PHEV option of Kia’s best-known model, said Elias El-Achhab, VP & Chief Operating Officer at Kia Canada. “This milestone enhancement to the Sorento comes at the right time in Kia’s transition to providing more sustainable and ‘green’ transportation options, especially on a vehicle that Canadians trust.”

Dynamic Styling, Inside and Out

The exterior of the 2022 Sorento HEV/PHEV maintains its sharp, modern lines, accentuated with high-tech details – elevating the entire Sorento experience beyond a standard SUV.

• Kia’s modernized “tiger face,” with “eyeline” details and a wide and thin front grille extending into the headlight and hood structure

• The hood edge wraps around the body side and integrates into the rear shoulder line, enhancing length and width

• Standard LED headlamps and optional signature LED forward lighting includes daytime running lights. Headlamp and DRL modules are separated for a high-tech look

• Strong side character line emphasizes muscular and athletic profile

• Available split-vertical LED taillights

• Two new wheel designs in 17-inches (LX HEV) and 19-inches (EX HEV + all PHEV trims)

The interior continues the strong, solid and sophisticated modernity of the exterior. Following a credo of “Refined Boldness,” the interior designers instilled the cabin with unexpected materials to cast a striking effect and introduce two new interior colour options:

• Available navy blue leather (SX only)

• Available light grey leather (SX only)

• Unique to HEV/PHEV includes standard Shift by Wire and available ambient lighting

Kia Canada Announces Highest July Sales in Company History

– Brand delivers sixth consecutive monthly sales record
– Best-ever July Certified Pre-Owned sales
– Niro EV sales are on the rise


August 4, 2021 – Kia Canada today announces record July sales of 8,305 units, marking 6 consecutive months of record-breaking year over year sales for the brand. Strong sales were led by Forte at 1,685 units and Sportage at 1,242 units. These results contribute to Kia Canada’s best ever YTD in history, with 49,575 units sold. Kia also continues to see records set in 2021 for CPO sales with a best-ever July, delivering 714 units.

The brand is also celebrating Niro EV’s best-ever sales month in its history with 364 units sold. This milestone is critical for Kia’s recently-announced Plan S strategy, which outlines Kia’s shifting focus to electrification and commitment to diversifying their product offering of eco-friendly mobility services. 

“The new face of Kia has arrived and consumers are taking note,” said Elias El-Achhab, Vice President and COO at Kia Canada. “We look forward to continuing this momentum into the second half of 2021 and beyond, providing Canadians with mobility solutions that are sustainable, meaningful and inspiring.”

Kia recently introduced the EV6 for the first time on Canadian soil in a show stopping performance by award winning artist Fefe Dobson. They came together in an outdoor concert where Dobson and her band plugged into the EV6 to power an electrifying performance broadcast to a crowd of in-person and virtual concert goers on July 27.