Kia EV6 GT
Power and Speed
|585 HP (430 kW)|
Number of Engines
|Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
Battery and Charge
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
|7 hours 20 minutes|
Year of Production
About Kia EV6 GT
Kia EV6 is an electric crossover SUV unveiled in 2021. It is the second EV after Hyundai Ioniq 5 that uses the next generation e-GMP platform. Thanks to being a purely electric car, EV6 has up to 52 liters of luggage capacity in the front.
Electric SUV is being offered with five different options: Standard Range 2WD, Standard Range 4WD, Long Range 2WD, Long Range 4WD, and EV6 GT. At the top of the line-up, EV6 can produce 585 HP and 740 Nm torque. It also has two battery options: 58-kWh and 77.4-kWh. EV6’s range can go as far as 510 kilometers on a single charge.
Long Range version of the EV6 will be delivered to customers in US, Europe, and South Korea in October 2021. More powerful version Kia EV6 GT will be available sometime in the 2022. EV6 Long Range models start at around £40,000 in the UK. EV6’s US pricing estimated to be around $45,000.
Kia EV6 Long Range 2WD option has 228 HP and 350 Nm torque, whereas Long Range 4WD model can produce 325 horsepower, 605 Nm torque and 0-100 km/h performance at 5.2 seconds.
Standard Range 2WD EV6 offers 170 HP, dual motor version however offers up to 235 HP and an impressive 605 Nm torque.
EV6 GT offers 585 horsepower and 740 Nm torque. 0-100 km/h only takes 3.5 seconds. Top speed is 260 km/h. It is faster than both Tesla Model Y Performance and Porsche Taycan 4S.
Kia EV6 has a towing capacity of up to 1,600 kilograms. 58 kWh Standard Range option can only tow up to 750 kg though. These figures are true when the car has more than 35% battery charge.
Design and Features
Kia uses the new ‘digital tiger face’ which is basically shut down partially to improve aerodynamical efficiency. Lower part of the front bumper still allows air flow to pass through in order to provide cooling for the battery system. EV6 has a lightbar at the back, giving the vehicle a very sleek look. Electric crossover can be one of the best looking EVs on the market right now.
There are some similarities between the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 interior-wise. But Kia designed its EV with more vivid colors and patterns, black dashboard design also looks impressive.
Kia EV6 has two 12” curved touch displays located in the center of the dashboard and wrapped around as one body. One screen is for the infotainment system and the other functions as the digital gauge cluster. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with wireless connection is standard. There is also a Meridian sound system option with 14 speakers available for the EV6.
Kia puts a dedicated button for reclining the front seats all the way back. While your car charging you can recline your seat with a simple push of a button. Both front and back seats have USB-C charging ports, back seat ports located very cleverly at the side of the front seats.
Range and Charging
Kia EV6 comes with both 58-kWh and 77.4-kWh battery packs. It does offer more range than its sibling Ioniq 5 which is 510 kilometers with the larger battery. High performance EV6 GT’s range will be around 400 kilometers when fully charged according to the WLTP estimates.
EV6 GT and EV6 Long Range models all support 220 kW 800V DC ultra-fast charging. It takes 18 minutes to charge EV6 from 10% to 80%. AC charging time is 7 hours and 20 minutes according to the official data.
Korean electric SUV can also share its electricity via V2L feature. Charging port can supply up to 3.6 kW of power, powering up your appliances in your caravan will not be an issue. You can even charge another electric vehicle with the Kia EV6.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Kia EV6 An SUV?
Kia EV6 is indeed an SUV. Its manufacturer calls it an electric crossover. It looks more like a large hatchback, but EV6 designed as an electric SUV. Interior space and luggage capacity are also on par with similarly sized SUVs.
Where is Kia EV6 Being Made?
Kia has been manufacturing the EV6 at its Hwaseong plant in South Korea since July 2021. It is the first dedicated EV that produced in this facility. Kia has no plans to expand production of the EV6 into other countries.