THEY SAY: "As Kia’s most powerful production car to date, the EV6 GT combines exhilarating performance; first-class long-distance travel capabilities that fuses outstanding refinement with premium comfort; ultra-fast charging tech; and a highly impressive real-world driving range for effortless cross-country touring."
WE SAY: Welcome to the new world order. A world in which Kanye West can run for president and a Kia costs AUD$100,000. Lunacy? Not in the slightest. The EV6 GT not only looks great but it also boasts the sort of performance figures that wouldn't look out of place in a supercar catalogue. Don't sleep on the South Koreans. They know what they're doing.
Powertrain, Brakes, and Tyres
Powertrain: All-electric dual-motor powertrain
Power Source: 77.4 kWh long-range battery pack
Transmission: Single-speed reduction gear
Drive: All-wheel drive
Brakes: Front (380mm) and rear (360mm) ventilated disc brakes
Wheels: 21-inch alloy wheels
Differential: Electronic-Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD)
Performance and Weight
Power: 430 kW (585 PS)
Torque: 740 Nm (545 lb-ft)
Weight (kerb): ≈2100kg (4,630 lbs)
0-100 km/h (62 mph): 3.5 seconds
100-0 km/h: TBC
Top Speed: 260km/h (161 mph)
Range: 424 km (262 miles)
Safety, Economy, and Price
ANCAP: 5/5 stars
Price (AUD): ≈$95,000 plus on-road costs (estimate based on Kia UK pricing of £59,995 drive-away)
- 800V ultra-fast charging capabilities allow the EV6 GT to charge from 10-80% in 18 minutes.
- 480 litres (VDA) of trunk space with the second-row seats in place; 1,260 litres with the second-row seats folded down.
- Six drive modes: the usual Eco, Normal, Sport, 'My Drive Mode,' GT, and Drift.
- 2,900mm wheelbase
- The EV6 GT’s Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) features a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, which is capable of discharging energy from the vehicle’s battery.