Kia EV6 long-term test: report 6

We rate this electric SUV so highly that we named it Car of the Year. But does it continue to impress when you live with it every day?...

LT Kia EV6 front boot

The car Kia EV6 RWD GT-Line Run by Allan Muir, managing editor

Why we’re running it To see whether the EV6 can live up to its status as our reigning Car of the Year and cement its place among the very best electric cars

Needs to Deliver on the promise of a long range and ultra-fast charging, while being comfortable and good to drive

Mileage 5095 List price £47,195 Target Price £47,195 Price as tested £45,370 Test range 278 miles Official range 328 miles

8 September 2022 – Out of sight

The two charging cables that came with my Kia EV6 rarely get used, because the battery is usually replenished via my home wallbox or a public rapid charger, both of which have their own tethered cables. That said, I’d never go anywhere without those cables aboard – you never know when they might be needed – but I don’t want them cluttering up the boot.

Kia EV6 LT underfloor storage

One possible storage area for them is under the boot floor, but when they’re in their carry bags, the cables don’t fit into this very shallow space. They do go in, just, if I discard the bags, but a much neater option is to stash them in the ‘frunk’ under the bonnet – a space big enough to swallow both bags comfortably. If I used the cables more regularly, popping the bonnet would probably be less convenient than lifting the boot floor to access them, but as things stand, hiding them away up front is an ideal solution.

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