Introducing the Kia EV6 GT
Combining supercar performance with zero emissions – meet the fastest Kia ever.
Building on the success of the all-electric EV6, the GT model is set to deliver incredible power and performance – with zero emissions. Due to arrive in early 2023, the EV6 GT is launching at $139,990 + ORC.
“The Kia EV6 GT promises to reshape perceptions of what a fully-electric vehicle can offer. It’s not just a game-changer, it’s an entirely new proposition altogether. Acceleration is immediate and continuous. It’s supremely comfortable. It has unheralded levels of power. And it combines 424km of driving range with 800V ultra-fast charging tech. With unique-to-GT suspension, steering, electric motors, chassis, braking system and interior elements, a lot of the GT is totally unique to the GT model, such is the more extreme level of performance from the new model.” – Todd McDonald, Kia New Zealand Managing Director.
Keep reading below to discover Kia EV6 GT specifications, pricing, photos and more in this press release from Kia New Zealand. Please note that international imagery is shown, New Zealand specifications may differ. For more information, contact our Kia Vehicle Specialist.
Meet the fastest Kia ever
The EV6 GT is the fastest Kia to date.
The EV6 GT’s high-performance, high-tech all-electric dual-motor powertrain has been specifically engineered to deliver a powerful and progressive driving experience. Drive is channelled to all four wheels to optimise traction and deploy power smoothly, even in the most challenging weather conditions.
An 80% increase in power over a standard AWD EV6 (and a 260% increase over a RWD EV6) is achieved by increasing the front-axle-mounted motor from a standard 73.9kW to 160kW, delivered from 4,400rpm to 9,000rpm. This is paired with a more powerful rear-mounted motor producing 270kW from 6,800rpm to 9,400 rpm (up from the standard 165kW), to deliver a combined power output of 430kW and 740Nm of torque.
The total power output of the EV6 GT is a remarkable 80% higher than that of the next most powerful EV6 variant, the AWD dual-motor model, which has 239kW and 605Nm of torque (front and rear motors combined).
The power and traction generated by the EV6 GT’s dual-motor, all-wheel drive layout allows for truly scintillating performance. The GT can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds – making this the quickest Kia ever – and reach a top speed of 260 km/h (versus 5.2 seconds and 185 km/h for the standard AWD EV6).
Contributing to that prodigious performance are a range of innovative technical features within the rear motor, including the new ‘hairpin’ winding technology in the coil pack that reduces losses and improves high-speed response. The breakthrough design – unconventional due to the dual-stage inverter for the rear motor – helps to unleash exceptional power and torque. The motor is controlled by the inverter power module, which adopts silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, and enhances system efficiency by around 2-3 percent.
Aerodynamic design that hints at performance potential
The EV6 GT’s design delivers something different in the all-electric crossover class, with a distinctive, impactful exterior complete with subtle high-tech features. Influencing all aspects of the EV6 GT’s styling is Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy, which takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity. The philosophy’s ‘Power to Progress’ design principle perfectly suits the GT’s sporting character by expressing the crossover’s dynamic power and speed alongside contrasting elements, resulting in a truly innovative aesthetic.
At the front, the EV6 GT instantly creates a lasting visual impression. Kia’s signature ‘Digital Tiger Face’ includes adaptive LED high-beam headlights and dynamic sequential turn indicators, while muscular fenders and a new clamshell bonnet featuring pronounced character lines lend the EV6 GT a powerful look. A new front bumper, unique to the GT, helps to emphasise the vehicle’s width and a stable, planted stance.
The EV6 GT’s aerodynamic side profile features a set of prominent character lines that add strength and definition, while the ‘fast’ roofline and sloping C-pillars create a sleek crossover silhouette. The vehicle’s sporty character is also communicated via a set of five-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels unique to the EV6 GT, while striking neon brake calipers signal awesome stopping power. At the rear, an aero spoiler, statement LED taillights and a unique bumper and diffuser complete the GT transformation.
A driver-focused interior that combines sporting intent with comfort
The EV6 GT features a cabin that combines sporting intent with comfort and practicality. Occupants are greeted by a set of suede-trimmed bucket seats that provide full support during spirited driving, as well as long-distance comfort for extended journeys. Metal inserts inscribed with the ‘GT’ moniker and neon green piping add to the seats’ contemporary and technical appearance. The cabin is finished throughout with premium materials, while sports-inspired touches create a purposeful ambience. A striped motif adorns the upper fascia and front centre armrest, while ambient lighting across the GT’s door panels, centre console and dashboard delivers a soothing glow during night-time driving.
Dual curved 12.3-inch infotainment displays deliver all driving, connectivity and entertainment functions in pin-sharp clarity, and the simple form language of the wide screens and horizontally aligned dashboard give the interior a cosseting and high-tech feel. An ergonomic two-spoke steering wheel includes a dedicated new GT Drive Mode selector, enabling drivers to easily access and customise their driving experience.
The electric-only powertrain means the EV6 GT is an inherently quiet car in operation, even at higher speeds. With no sounds emanating from an internal combustion engine, Kia’s engineering teams worked hard to quell noise that would otherwise go unnoticed. However, to give driver and occupants a heightened sense of the car’s performance capabilities, the EV6 GT gains an Active Sound Design feature that provides synthesised augmentation of selected sounds via the standard-fit 14 speaker Meridian™ high-performance audio system. Occupants can adjust the character and volume of the sound generated to suit their preferences.
Ultra-fast charging and all-electric range
The grand-touring credentials of the EV6 GT are boosted by its impressive driving range and fast-charge capabilities. The 77.4 kWh long-range lithium-ion battery pack delivers a 424 km driving range, and it can be charged from 10-80% in just 18 minutes*. The combination of sports car performance, long range and ultra-fast charging means the EV6 GT is a truly exciting and capable GT for the electric era.
Further enhancing usability, the EV6 GT’s Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) features a Vehicle-to-Device (V2D) function, which is capable of discharging energy from the vehicle’s battery. The V2D function can supply up to 3.6kW of power and is capable, as an example, of operating a 55-inch television and air conditioner simultaneously for more than 24 hours. The system is also able to charge another EV, if needed.
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