Kia EV6 77kWh RWD, SteveG – 2021 Test Drive Review

Kia EV6 77kWh RWD, SteveG - 2021 Test Drive Review

What name would you like to appear in the Test Drive Review?
SteveG

 

What make and model did you test drive?
Kia EV6 77kWh RWD

 

What dealership did you have the test drive at?
Dicksons of Inverness

 

How long did it take the dealership to contact you after you made your initial enquiry?
1 day

 

What date did you have your test drive?
03/12/2021

 

Kia EV6 77kWh RWD, SteveG - 2021 Test Drive Review

 

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What was your dealership experience like?
I’ve been dealing with Dicksons for some time now. My current car, an e-Niro, is the third new car I’ve bought from them. I’ve always found them to be very good to deal with: polite, friendly, informative and professional.

 

Rate your dealership experience out of 5 Stars.
5 Stars: Excellent

 

What were your first impressions of the car?
I liked the look of it more in the flesh than in photographs. It isn’t a beautiful car but I like it nonetheless. I had quite a long test drive, over two hours, which gave me the opportunity to try it on a good variety of road types and traffic levels and it was an easy and a comfortable car to drive throughout.

 

The only minor dislike was the restricted rear vision but I used to own a second-generation Sportage so I’m well used to that. Performance was better than the published figures would lead you to believe, certainly quick enough for most everyday driving. Although I’m not looking to change my car for a couple of years I wanted to try the EV6 thinking it might make my next ‘Possible cars to buy’ and it definitely will.

 

Positives – List 3 or more things you liked about the car.

  • Design, inside and out
  • Drive quality
  • Technology

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things you didn’t like about the car.

  • Restricted rear view
  • The headrest design is a little odd (that’s really clutching at straws!)
  • There really were no other negatives for me.

 

Kia EV6 77kWh RWD, SteveG - 2021 Test Drive Review

 

Rate the EV out of 5 Stars.
5 Stars: Excellent

 

Did you purchase the make & model you test drove or another EV from the same manufacturer?
No.

 

What other EV(s) are you considering and what attracts you to them?
I will look at any new EV that I like the look of. I’m interested in the updated e-Niro, assuming it comes to the UK. The same goes for an electric version of the Sportage, which I’ve heard may be coming out. I would consider a Tesla Model LR, I think the Tesla charging infrastructure is brilliant.

 

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