- The 2023 Kia EV6 has a starting price of $49,795, which is $7100 higher than the previous model year.
- The price hike is primarily due to Kia dropping the base Light model that started at $42,695.
- The rest of the EV6 lineup sees base prices spike $1000, and the new-for-2023 576-hp GT model starts at $62,695.
The cost of admission to owning a 2023 Kia EV6 just got considerably more expensive. That’s because for the new model year Kia has dropped the entry-level Light trim that previously started at a relatively accessible $42,695. With the Wind trim level serving as the new entry point, the EV6’s base price rises by $7100 to $49,795.
Unfortunately, as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act, which makes any EVs built outside of North America ineligible for federal tax credits, the 2023 EV6 also misses out on that potential $7500 discount.
To find out why the company decided to drop the most affordable version of the otherwise terrific EV6, we reached out to a Kia spokesperson, but have yet to hear back. Considering this same type of tactic is happening with other automakers, too, we’d make an educated guess that it mostly has to do with supply-chain issues.
As for the rest of the ’23 EV6 lineup, prices rise by $1000 across the board. The single-motor, rear-wheel-drive GT-Line now starts at $53,995. Meanwhile, the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Wind and GT-Line now start at $53,695 and $58,695, respectively. The high-performance EV6 GT also joins the family for 2023, and consumers can enjoy its dual-motor 576-hp powertrain for $62,695.
For those wondering about the EV6’s corporate cousin, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, its base model didn’t get the axe. The 2023 Ioniq 5 SE standard range starts at $42,745, which is up $1500, but that’s obviously not as big of an increase as on the Kia.