Little by little the offer of electric cars is growing with new proposals. One of them is the KIA EV6, which has arrived this year with a very competitive set. But the point is that the second-hand market is also advancing and offers us the possibility of getting a model like the second-hand Jaguar i-Pace at the price of a new EV6. Which model is more interesting?
Although it may not seem like it at first glance, we are talking about two models of the same length. Two 4.68-meter-long D-SUVs with space for five occupants and two different approaches.
On the one hand, we have the EV6. A more familiar model designed to move with ease and seek maximum efficiency despite being an SUV. Something that harms its efficiency as usual, which during our autonomy test was placed behind the Tesla Model Y.
Its set of chassis and suspension offer high ride comfort, with good absorption of imperfections. A feature that somewhat spoils its uncomfortable seats.
For the rest, the EV6 stands out for its mechanical system, with a rear-wheel-drive version with 168 kW (228 hp) and the all-wheel-drive version with 239 kW (326 hp). Each engine can be linked to a battery that will range from 58 kWh to 77.4 kWh, enough to achieve an approved range of between 394 and 528 kilometers.
In this case, for the comparison, we will use the all-wheel-drive version of the EV6, with its 239 kW (326 CV) that propels it to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and that is associated with the 77.4 kWh battery, which gives it an autonomy of 506 km WLTP. 8% less autonomy than the single-engine variant.
One aspect of the Kia EV6 that stands out is its charging system, which in alternating current remains at 11 kW, but in direct current, thanks to its 800V architecture, it can reach 233 kW, with an excellent curve and that with an ultra-fast connection it can recover 80% charge in just 16 minutes.
It also has a bidirectional charger, which allows you to export electricity from your outlet to charge other vehicles or power tools, with a power of up to 3 kW.
An EV6 GT that has a rear trunk of 480 liters, which is completed with a space in the front of 20 liters, and that has a price in Spain before aid or promotions of 53,081 euros.
For the same price, we can find used units of the Jaguar i-Pace in Spain. A different proposal both aesthetically, with a more aggressive and sharp design, which results in a sportier appearance but also affects sections such as the habitability of the rear seats, somewhat more limited in width and height.
But in return, the i-Pace offers us a model with a level of quality well above the KIA, with a space where if something is left over are the screens, with up to three that allow you to control the infotainment equipment, or view the information. As if this were not enough, like the KIA, the Jaguar also has a head-up display.
The i-Pace’s driving is much sportier. Something that begins with a propulsion system that reaches 294 kW (401 hp) that shoots it up to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds. In addition, its chassis is perfectly tuned, which allows us to forget in the curves that we are at the controls of an SUV, achieving a firm step worthy of a sports car.
The battery for its part is a pack of 84.7 useful kWh, which provides a range of 470 km according to the WLTP cycle. Therefore, it is a much less efficient model than the KIA which achieves 7.6% more autonomy with an 8.6% lower capacity battery.
Where the Jaguar demonstrates its seniority is in the aspect of recharging. And is that in 2020 the i-Pace received a renovation that included remote updates, among other things, but also an 11 kW alternating charger, compared to 7 kW of the first generation Continuous recharging is perhaps the main handicap of this section, and where it can reach a peak of 100 kW, which allows it to reach 80% in 40 minutes.
An i-Pace that is available on the used market in Spain with prices from 51,000 euros in units generally with very few kilometers on its marker for a brand new model that has a price that starts at 81,800 euros.