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$5000 price increase for EV6 – Motoringnz

A $5,000 price hike, implemented over the weekend and which appears to affect all versions of Kia’s EV6, means only one model is still pulling the government’s Clean Car discount.

The privilege remains with the basic ‘Air’ Rear-Wheel-Drive Standard Range with a 58kWh battery, which now costs nearly $78,000.

However, it differs from a sister model in looks and equipment that works with the larger 77.4 kWh battery and is identified as a ‘long range’ Air.

That latest car, which launched on March 31 for $78,990, has been increased to $83,990, according to Kia’s website.

Kia NZ has yet to comment on the increases, with the arrival in the wake of an arch-rival also raising the price of a mainstay that competes with EV6, but more modestly.

Tesla’s entry-level Model 3, also a discount winner, is up $1700 to $74,990.

Bypassing the US maker’s pricing revisions to its Model Y crossover, which is derived from the Model 3, its arrival and pricing in the New Zealand market was announced last week. Model Y’s first shipment is due in November; Model 3 orders placed now will be fulfilled in March.

Kia also sells the EV6 in three other derivatives, all more expensive. The most expensive, the GT-Line, is now a $111,990 car before hitting the road.

The EV6 Air RWD Long Range was of particular interest as it has a range of 528 km on a single charge; the best range for any car eligible for the discount.

No price change has been reported for the EV6’s equivalent in the Hyundai family, the Ioniq 5.

Electric car manufacturers blame rising raw material and logistics costs.

$5000 price increase for EV6 – Motoringnz

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