Kia EV6 GT to hit the US this winter
Kia simply debuted the EV6 GT at a motorsport occasion within the States, saying this most potent offspring of the EV6 household will hit the US market this winter. Pricing has but to be revealed, however the spec sheet (and our testing) stays promising.
The EV6 GT builds on Kia’s EV6, the model’s first electrical automotive that shares a platform with the Hyundai Ioniq5 and was positioned to pose a “turning level” for the model after they launched it in spring 2021.
Certainly, with 430 kW system energy, the Kia EV6 GT is in a totally completely different league than anybody would have thought-about any Kia automotive just a few years in the past. As a substitute of Seat or Skoda, the EV6’s strongest offshoot compares with a Porsche Taycan on paper, as we prompt on this drive evaluation.
Now coming to America for the primary time, the Kia EV6 GT fulfils the mission it was designed to do – to “counter the American EVs”. At the very least that’s what the designer and ex-BMW man Albert Biermann informed electrive.
Within the official announcement right this moment, Kia emphasised the story of its secret performer. 77.4 kWh battery with a 160kW entrance motor and a 270kW rear motor made the EV6 GT “probably the most highly effective Kia manufacturing car ever,” so the corporate.
The EV6 GT is the primary Kia to function 800V structure (Hello, Porsche) and corresponding fast-charging capabilities. Drivers could recuperate 80 per cent battery capability in beneath 18 minutes at 350-kW chargers, so Kia. Word that that is true for different EV6 variants too, inserting them on prime of the long-distance EV index completed for us by P3 right here.
The North American launch can even embrace a fast-charging supply by way of Electrify America. EV6 GT patrons will obtain a charging credit score of 1,000 kWh at stations of the VW subsidiary, useable over three years.
Pricing is topic to an announcement nearer to the launch. In earlier reviews, Kia geared toward round €65,990 when launching the GT later this yr. That’s equal to $65,530 at current charges.
The Kia EV6 GT is a part of the corporate’s ‘Plan S’ technique to launch at the least two battery-electric automobiles yearly and construct a full line-up of 14 BEVs by 2027.