Kia’s newest offering in the electric vehicle market, the 2023 Kia EV6 GT, has already created a buzz with its impressive specs and sleek design. Dubbed as Kia’s “most powerful production car,” the EV6 GT boasts a dual-motor setup that delivers up to 430 kW of power and 740 Nm of torque, making it incredibly fast. With the ability to launch from 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 260 km/h, the EV6 GT is in a class of its own.
The design of the EV6 GT is sporty and muscular, with a wide front and bulging shoulders extending from the headlights over the wheels. The GT trim has matrix LED headlights that use the Intelligent Front-Lighting Systems (IFS) to recognize vehicles ahead and automatically reduce the rise of high beams to prevent dazzling other drivers. The back of the car has curved LED tail lights with sequential indicators, and the GT trim comes with gorgeous 21-inch machine-finished alloys and beefy green brake calipers.
The EV6 GT has a 77.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a dual-motor setup, making it 80% more powerful than the GTLine AWD Dual Motor. However, this power comes at the cost of range, with a WLTP range of 424 km. The EV6 GT has impressive charge times, with Kia’s advanced charging infrastructure that supports both 400 V and 800 V. With a 350 kW charger, the EV6 GT can charge from 10-80% in just 18 minutes, and the DC fast charge from 10-80% (50 kW charger) takes approximately 73 minutes.
Driving the EV6 GT is a unique experience, with three drive modes to choose from: ECO, NORMAL, and SPORT. The SPORT mode offers a monster mode with insane torque and power, and the car also features electronic controlled suspension that improves composure and adjusts the vehicle’s dampers based on your speed, driving style, and corners to improve driving comfort and handling performance. The drift mode sends 100% of the torque to the rear wheels and assures drivers that, even though it is an electric vehicle, there is still a lot of fun to be had driving it.
While the EV6 GT has many impressive features, it is not without its faults. The power comes at the cost of range, and with a range of 424 km, it may not be the ideal car for long drives. However, Kia has ensured that the car has impressive charge times and supports advanced charging infrastructure. The car is also expensive, with a starting price of $89,000, which may not be affordable for everyone.
In conclusion, the 2023 Kia EV6 GT is a remarkable car with impressive specs and design. It is an excellent addition to Kia’s electric vehicle lineup and offers a unique driving experience with its monster mode and electronic controlled suspension. While it may not be the ideal car for long drives and is expensive, it is a fantastic car for those looking for a high-performance electric vehicle. The EV6 GT is already making waves in the electric vehicle market, and it will be interesting to see how it performs in the coming years.