Kia will be offering the Wind RWD in lieu of the previous year’s model’s Light RWD variant due to the higher trim’s favorable sales and customer reception (per InsideEVs). The 2023 Kia EV6 starting price now sits at $48,500 — $1,000 more than the previous model’s Wind RWD pricing. Despite the slight bump in pricing, the base model will now come with most standard features that used to be missing from this trim level. This includes ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a 14-speaker Meridian audio system, and a power inverter, among others.
Opting for the Wind AWD version will cost an additional $3,900. As far as changes go, the 2023 Kia EV6 Wind features are pretty much similar to the Wind variant of last year’s model. That said, does the higher price of admission make the latest Kia EV6 any less enticing? Given how our 2022 Kia EV6 review pointed out the base trim’s smaller battery as one of this EV range’s few downsides, perhaps the discontinuation of the cheaper yet under-powered Light RWD was for the best.