Unless there are any stock cars available it's a long wait for new!ian310567 said:I agree, we were contemplating getting a 2 year old HSE, have hesitated and the prices have increased so much, you may as well buy new with 0% finance, which we have done - order placed today for delivery next springtime 👍-1f3fb;
I am considering a new Kia EV6 and selling my MY20 HSE on 19 plate. Offers from my Jaguar dealer4 were 51.5k as trade in but only 48K for cash and deal within 7 days. Kia dealer with Jag outlet offered 51.5K for February trade but required "sign today" which ended that conversation. Tet driving the Kia tomorrow and if good will probably take my chances in the market to sell the Jag through M'way or such like.Yes it has gone mental out there with used car prices. I've all but given up thinking about purchasing a used I-pace for now and if prices continue to rise the way they are I'll be considering purchasing a brand new Kia EV6 GT due to be launched next October.
I had a 90 minute test drive of Kia EV6 GT-Line S RWD (single motor) yesterday. First impressions were very good with wide screen dash and pretty good seat adjustment similar to I-Pace HSE electric adjust. Seats were suede style finish with artificial leather white edge trims. Not quite as relaxed feeling as with my Jag and no extension under knee area but otherwise quite comfortable and felt they would be good for distance stuff. Driving was mixed motorway and country roads. Liked the wheel mounted "mode" buttons rather than having to locate the "dynamic" button on centre console in Jag. Very impressed with the dash blind spot camera view when left or right indicators were switched on. Head up display was pretty good but felt not quite as good as Jag in that could feel slight eye focus correction in moving to dash or ahead view. Handling was good but not quite as sharp a turn in as in Jag. Had to turn wheel a wee bit more than expected to cut the overrun in first sharp bend! Fine once aware. Suspension also slightly harsher (against Jag "Air" suspension of course) over poor road surface, fine on M'way. Acceleration and braking were smooth and progressive but of course not quite comparable with RWD only version driven. Shouldn't be too far off with AWD version though according to claimed stats (5.2s 0 - 62mph). Wireless phone charging tray in centre rest was also welcome. The mapping display although 12.2 in. screen was slightly smaller scale than I am used to and apparently only updates at annual dealer visit at present but announced yesterday that service period is 2 years and told that SOTA in development. Quite a lot of adjustment learning will be required to get full benefit from layouts available I think, so not long enough to properly form opinions. On switching off could see that touch screen would need a polishing cloth to be kept handy though! No "Panoramic roof but happy to compromise with opening standard fit sunroof with electric blind and opening.So my first edition on a 19 plate just got valued at WBAC for 49k.
motorway will get you more I’m sure… good luck.
please post back with your thoughts of the EV6 . I am interested in one also…. The “fast” one isn’t out yet is it? The GT that is 3 seconds to 60 is a way off in the UK yet I think.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it
As my last update!As an update on above: Got an on-line valuation of £51.1K for my I-Pace as trade in now with up to 6 months chip delay for new IP from Pentland, who have taken over Morrisons Stirling as my supplying dealer. I then asked for a cash value if no trade in. Was offered £48K possibly £49 if satisfactory inspection but only valid for 7 days. So after about 20 years of enjoyable JLR motoring I was so p'd off that I have sold to Webuysupercars for £52.5 K based on photos and description sent in. Car taken away 2 days later with cash in my bank before leaving. No quibbles and no reductions on inspection. Kia EV6 AWD GT line-S due for delivery in March so I shall just share SWMBO's wheels until then. So looks like it will be goodbye from me and perhaps meet some of you again on the Kia new car forum come March.
Not been my experience although they will discount a little more with finance Incentives. Good discounts via sites like CarWow come from dealers looking to build up override commissions or hit end of period targets. This can be big money for them shifting an additional handful of cars.In my experience dealers don't really like cash and rarely offer discounts for it - they prefer the commission from finance deals.