Kia EV6 GT Specs and Features
The most powerful production Kia in history
The Kia EV6 GT just might be the cherry on top for this much acclaimed and sought after line of all-electric SUVs. While the other models in the EV6 line are focused more on driving range, the GT is all about straight-line performance and genuine grand-touring handling capabilities. Let’s take a look.
The Kia EV6 GT is the most powerful production Kia in history. It features an all-electric powertrain with 576 hp and 545 lb-ft of torque. But how does it perform? How does a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.55 seconds and a top speed of 259 km/h sound? This beast can go.
Plus, the 800-volt architecture allows for fast-charging. We’re talking from 0 to 80% charge in less than 20 minutes.
Yes, the EV6 GT has a dedicated drift mode. This mode directs more power to the rear wheels, meaning the GT kicks the tail around easily when the throttle is hammered.
Cost and Value
The EV6 GT has a base price of $74,495 in Canada. That’s the most expensive Kia ever sold—but it’s also the most exciting Kia ever sold. In addition, that price gives you a fully loaded vehicle. There’s no list of upgrades – this beast has it already included.
The interior of the Kia EV6 GT is slick and purposeful. The GT has vegan suede-trimmed sport bucket seats with manual fore-aft and seat height adjustment. Throughout the vehicle are neon green trim and highlights, setting the tone for this sporty vehicle. The Active Sound Design system, common to all versions of the EV6, has two more settings, including one that mimics a V8-style rumble.
Does the 2023 Kia EV6 GT represent the best electrified-bang-for-the-buck? Quick answer: Yes.
The Kia EV6 GT faces strong competition from the BMW i4 M50 xDrive, Porsche Taycan GTS, Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1, Polestar 2 Dual Motor, and Tesla Model 3 Performance. However, the EV6 GT stands out with its impressive performance and handling capabilities.
But let’s make this interesting with a quick comparison between the Kia EV6 GT and the Porsche Taycan GTS. In comparison to the Kia’s 576 horsepower, the Porsche produces 590. In the sprint to 100 km/h, the Porsche lags behind, hitting the mark in 3.7 seconds. In terms of price, the Kia EV6 GT undercuts the Taycan GTS by over $82K—now that’s a two-for-one deal we can get behind.