Kia will offer up to 80 electric and hybrid vehicles at this year’s FIFA World Cup, alongside 297 SUVs including the likes of the Carnival, the Telluride and others.
Korean car company That will provide nearly 300 vehicles from its model fleet to transport players, officials and other delegates at this year’s FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar from November 20, Kia has announced that The company’s flagship electric vehicle EV6 will lead its fleet in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup. The EV6, which was launched in India earlier this year, is Kia’s first all-electric model for global markets. It is available in both standard and GT Line versions.
Kia is nothing new to FIFA World Cup tournaments. The South Korean automaker, part of the Hyundai Motor Group, has been an official FIFA auto partner since 2007. However, 2022 will be the first year Kia offers EV6 models and GT versions as part of it. in its fleet. rides for officials and other participants.
Kia launched the EV6 in India on June 2 at 59.95 lakh (old gallery). The new EV6 is introduced in two variants – GT RWD and AWD. The EV6 comes with a WLTP (European standard) certified range of over 500 km on a single charge.
Next to EV6 and EV6 GT-Line, Kia will provide 297 vehicles, including buses, as the official fleet. Among the other prominent Kia models that will be used as transportation at the event will be the Telluride, Carnival, Sportage and Sorento. The Sorento will be offered in both ICE and PHEV versions. Kia will also offer the Niro PHEV as the third hybrid or electric model during the FIFA World Cup. Overall, Kia will offer 80 EVs or hybrids during the event. These vehicles will facilitate the transportation of players, referees, management and staff.
Kia will also introduce the EV6 GT-line as a commercial in partnership with FIFA+, the football governing body’s OTT platform. The trailer, which will be released near the tournament, will feature football legends driving electric cars.
Previously, Kia’s parent company Hyundai Motor has also announced that it will offer eco-friendly cars as official vehicles at this year’s World Cup. Hyundai will offer a fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles, from the Ioniq 5 EV to the Kona hybrid electric vehicle during the event.
First published date: October 26, 2022, 16:31 PM IST