Kia EV6 GT Line S RWD, WJ Northants – 2022 Test Drive Review

Kia EV6 GT Line S RWD, WJ Northants - 2022 Test Drive Review

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

 

What make and model did you test drive?
Kia EV6 GT Line S RWD

 

What dealership did you have the test drive at?
Milton Keynes

 

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

 

What date did you have your test drive?
18/01/2022

 

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What was your dealership experience like?
After initial disappointment at the Northampton dealer, they went out of their way to make good the poor experience received elsewhere.

 

Rate your dealership experience out of 5.

 

What were your first impressions of the car?
Looks good on the outside but otherwise underwhelming. The screens were laggy and felt a bit ‘old hat’ despite the fact the car has just been launched. There was an annoying lag between throttle and acceleration and the user interface was not particularly intuitive. Some nice features such as the blind spot cameras. Some of the plastics looked and felt cheap.

 

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

  • Styling
  • level of ‘kit’
  • nothing else.

 

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

  • Laggy throttle
  • laggy screens
  • cheap plastics
  • supply issues put me off as did the widely reported ‘heater-gate’ with a large number of vehicles plagued by non-functioning heating and various software issues.

 

Rate the EV out of 5.

 

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?
Polestar 2 – styling, build quality & level of customer service.

 

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