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I have noticed that there is a lot of confusion about the roof-racks for EV6. Some people say that there are no roof-racks available now or perhaps ever. Some people say that since the roof load is specified, roof-racks are definitely coming at some point. The confusion seems to extend to the importer / dealer levels as well since the information about this depends on who you ask. Nobody seems to be able to give a definite answer to this simple question.

It would be really important to know this for sure, as roof-racks are crucial to so many potential buyers. Does anybody known anything about this or does someone have contact information for a source that can actually answer this simple question?

For background information, EV6's sibling model Hyundai Ioniq 5 seems to have roof racks available that you can readily buy:

Ioniq 5 Roof racks
 

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Without wishing to be rude........why would you buy a streamlined, energy saving car and stick a sail on top of it ;)
Well, as we all know there are thousands of reasons for that. Of course you could get the wanted equipment there with a trailer, but that wastes energy even more. In any case, I have seen prom images where one loads e-bikes with the V2L of EV6 in the middle of nowhere, but that ain't so practical if you need another vehicle to get those bikes there in the first place.
 

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Some how it seems that there is no roof load accepted from Kia.. It was mentioned in some German spec but not in any official manual from Kia. Also Yakima is listing Ioniq5 in their products but not EV6. It could be possible that Ev6 is not applicable for roof racks at all.. Interesting to see if any roof rack manufactures are making those if Kia does not inform roof load or approve roof load.
 

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Some how it seems that there is no roof load accepted from Kia.. It was mentioned in some German spec but not in any official manual from Kia. Also Yakima is listing Ioniq5 in their products but not EV6. It could be possible that Ev6 is not applicable for roof racks at all.. Interesting to see if any roof rack manufactures are making those if Kia does not inform roof load or approve roof load.
At least the Swedish spec sheet states that maximum roof load is 80kg for all versions.
 

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Any reply please? No one seems to know. Seems a big omission for a £45k car…
I have also received confirmation that a roof rack will be available. The first deliveries of the car are taking place later this month in Norway and if roof racks are not possible they will have some serious trouble on there hands as "everyone" in Norway needs a option to carry skis on the roof. I beleive Thule and Yokohama are making. But since it is a brand new chassi and body without rails testing fitment and production takes time. So I dont think they will be available immediatly. I know there was a delay on the Thule for Ioniq 5 and I have only seen one I5 with a roof rack on Facebook. Another option will to bave a carrier on the tow hitch. That will be my plan B if the roof rack doesnt arrive in february.
 

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I have also received confirmation that a roof rack will be available. The first deliveries of the car are taking place later this month in Norway and if roof racks are not possible they will have some serious trouble on there hands as "everyone" in Norway needs a option to carry skis on the roof. I beleive Thule and Yokohama are making. But since it is a brand new chassi and body without rails testing fitment and production takes time. So I dont think they will be available immediatly. I know there was a delay on the Thule for Ioniq 5 and I have only seen one I5 with a roof rack on Facebook. Another option will to bave a carrier on the tow hitch. That will be my plan B if the roof rack doesnt arrive in february.
Agreed but I still think it’s a MAJOR oversight by Kia and Hyundai to omit roof rail or roof bar options. We certainly would have bought the EV6 but now have bought a brand new BMW. Shame. Maybe next time.
 
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