When you think of Kia you picture a value for money family car or SUV built in Korea and exported to most markets in the world. Not any more now that the Kia EV6 GT has been revealed to the global auto market.
The most powerful production Kia ever made, the 430kW all-electric EV6 GT accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and achieves a top speed of 161 MPH (259 km/h). The Kia engineers have designed the EV6 GT to compete with supercars including a 77.4kWh battery with a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor. A “Drift Mode” is added to unlock increased capacity and performance and larger diameter disc brakes with quad-piston front callipers, stiffened chassis, faster ratio steering, electronically adjusted controlled suspension, and electronic Limited-Slip Differential.
21-inch wheels, racing-inspired sport bucket seats and neon green dash accents all add to the Supercar styling. And just to ensure its customers are fully impressed, the EV6 GT carries a world-first 800V multi-charging architecture enabling ultra-fast DC charging to recharge the batteries from 10% to 80% charged in under 18 minutes.
The Kia EV6 GT has a long wheelbase and short overhangs which maximise interior space and the underfloor mounted battery placement enables a low centre of gravity for stability. Front and rear fasciae unique to the GT emphasizes the width of the vehicle and a rear aero spoiler and a diffuser complete the GT look. Inside the upholstery is vegan suede-trimmed and the sports bucket seats are lightweight and edged with green piping. Ambient lighting across the door panels, centre console and dash delivers a soothing glow.
Twenty standard active Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and an array of technology features enhance both safety and convenience. The Kia EV6 not only won the German Premium Car of the year but also the 2022 European Car of the year award. To confirm its credentials as a Supercar, an independent test was run by a third party and the EV6 GT out-accelerated a Ferrari Roma and Lamborghini Evo Spyder RWD.
No confirmation yet if the EV6 will reach South African shores and if it is introduced the number of available units will be small initially