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We're a little behind the rest of the world with the EV6.

Kia sales guy reluctantly took an order from me today. I think he was most peeved that he had to do a PAPER order as the car is not even in there system for placing orders.

No idea of specs, no idea of colours, no idea of much at all....he had seen one in the country.

I'm banking on some in Melbourne for the Australian Open Tennis as Kia are the major sponsor

Deposit paid, his guess for delivery was June....waiting waiting
 

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Helloo fellow Aussie!

I got an email with the pricing etc yesterday. Called up the dealer today and placed a deposit to be on the waitlist. Gave a couple of colour preferences, but apart from that no real indication of final price or how long I'll be waiting.

Any progress on your order?
 

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I'm also in the queue with a deposit paid on a Runway Red GT Line RWD. Dealer has no idea on wait time and I got the impression a good chunk of the first 500 will be used as demo vehicles.
Not sure they'll do that - will increase number of people annoyed they can't get one. They have 10 used ones from the tennis they can use as demo cars. Sell 490 at $75K each is best part of $40M
 

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All I know is that the idea is that every dealership is supposedly allocated at least 1 vehicle. Don't know how many dealers there are but if one dealership has a pile of preorders already they might be disappointed as the cars get shared out around the country. I know I'm not the first to preorder through my dealership, although was the first to give complete and firm spec choice. Even then, their guaranteed car is going to be their demo.
 

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The dealer I went through said they are getting a massive allocation :p of 2 vehicles and they already had 5 deposit paid on the wait list, including mine.

I'd also bet they aren't keeping any as demos. Dealership wouldn't want them sitting on the lot (and paying for them) considering they aren't getting any stock coming in anyway, so whats the point of keeping one as a demo.
 

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I placed a deposit on a white GT line RWD on Wednesday. I was told that there are about 50 orders nationally in Australia. This Sydney dealership will be getting two demo units in the next week or two - a base model Air and a GT Line AWD.

I asked whether the GT line in Australia will have adaptive headlamp beams (as in the UK). Neither the dealer nor KIA could definitively answer that question, but I decided to go ahead anyway.
 

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I placed a deposit on a white GT line RWD on Wednesday. I was told that there are about 50 orders nationally in Australia. This Sydney dealership will be getting two demo units in the next week or two - a base model Air and a GT Line AWD.

I asked whether the GT line in Australia will have adaptive headlamp beams (as in the UK). Neither the dealer nor KIA could definitively answer that question, but I decided to go ahead anyway.
Wow, only 50 orders? Media reporting Kia claim 1800. I know I'm one of a few at Midland in WA.
 

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1800 ? I hope that is not the case.... but I doubt that they would be taking a deposit on orders that they could not possibly fulfil if the Australian quota is 500 for this year. From what the dealer told me, I believe KIA is keeping a close watch on the number of orders nationally.
 

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I asked whether the GT line in Australia will have adaptive headlamp beams (as in the UK). Neither the dealer nor KIA could definitively answer that question, but I decided to go ahead anyway.
The specs that were sent out were very light on details. It also seems that the only one that gets a sunroof is the AWD GT Line.


AIR
RWD Single Motor​
GT-Line
RWD Single Motor
GT-Line
AWD Dual Motors
168 kW power / 350 Nm torque
0-100 km 7.3 seconds
19" alloy wheels
528 km range^
77.4 kwh battery
Dual curved display (12.3” + 12.3”)
AEB with Junction Crossing*
Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert*
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Following Assist*
Centre side airbag
Multi Collision Braking*
168 kW power / 350 Nm torque
0-100 km 7.3 seconds
20” alloy wheels
504 km range^
77.4 kwh battery
GT-Line body kit
Premium relaxation front seats
Active Sound Design
Augmented Reality Head Up Display
14 speaker Meridian sound system
Heated & ventilated front seats
V2L exterior
Blind Spot View Monitor*
3D Surround View Camera*
239 kW power / 605 Nm torque
0-100 km 5.2 seconds
20” alloy wheels
484 km range^
77.4 kwh battery
GT-Line body kit
Wide sunroof
Premium relaxation front seats
Active Sound Design
Augmented Reality Head Up Display
14 speaker Meridian sound system
Heated & ventilated front seats
V2L exterior
Blind Spot View Monitor*
3D Surround View Camera*
RRP From $67,990RRP From $74,990RRP From $82,990
 

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I saw all the posts from the press last Friday morning saying that Kia was sending 500 units to Australia and they are all sold out for 2-4 years, I was upset as I had put my expression on interest down on the website and at my local dealer (same with the Ionic 5 but heard nothing). But when I went to see my dealer that night he said that his store was getting in 4 units and he only had deposits for 1, So I put a deposit down straight away and am waiting on a delivery date now. All hand written orders as they are not in the system yet to order. He also told me that of the 4 orders the first one was staying with the dealer as a demo, So I would not be surprised if of the 500 coming into Australia a reasonable amount would be remaining demos. There are 91 dealers in Australia so we might lose 50-60 in demo models.
 
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