Kia EV6 gets a 585 hp GT variant


Kia has revealed more details on the all-electric EV6 crossover that debuted just a couple of weeks ago. Depending on the market, the EV6 will be available in three trims: a base model, a GT-Line and the range-topping GT.

Both the GT models (GT-Line and GT) get different bumpers that supposedly look sporty compared to the ones on the base model we saw a few days ago. Also, the GT gets slightly different looking wheels and the calipers have a contrasting color. Personally, I think the GT-Line looks better, especially in this glossy red paint.

As for the dimensions, well, there are minor differences between the base model and the GT models when it comes to length, width and height, but the wheelbase remains the same at 2,900 mm, which is important. The EV6 GT measures 4,695 mm long, 1,890 mm wide and 1,545 mm tall.

The interior of the GT features sporty seats with contrast stitching and some tastefully-applied contrast accents on the dashboard and centre console. Notice that the GT model’s steering wheel has a mode button on the left and a GT button on the right. Other features include two 12-inch screens on a curved panel, augmented reality (AR) head-up display, 14-speaker Meridian surround system (optional), and the usual driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as Highway Driving Assist 2, Lane Following Assist, Safe Exit Assist, and Remote Smart Parking Assist.

As with the Ioniq 5, the EV6 boasts vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, which can supply up to 3.6 kW to power/recharge any external devices.


Moving on to the juicy bits of the story then, the EV6 will be available in single motor RWD or dual motor AWD configurations, with Standard Range and Long Range battery pack options. The RWD with a 58 kWh battery pack offers an output of 125 kW (170 metric hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque while the AWD model develops a combined 173 kW (235 metric hp) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft) of torque. With a 77.4 kWh battery pack, the RWD offers 168 kW (228 metric hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque while the AWD offers a combined 239 kW (325 metric hp) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft) of torque.


The range-topping GT will be available only with a Long Range battery pack and AWD, offering a combined 430 kW (585 metric hp) and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque. This model is claimed to sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 260 km/h (161.6 mph).

Drivers can choose from 6 regenerative braking levels including no regeneration (none, 1 to 3, ‘i-PEDAL’, or auto mode).

As for the range, the RWD 77.4 kWh EV6 is claimed to offer up to 510 km (317 mi) on a single charge (WLTP combined cycle).

As with the Ioniq 5, the battery packs can support both 400- and 800-volt charging infrastructures. If found an ultra-fast charging station, the battery pack is claimed to reach from 10% to 80% SoC in 18 minutes. Kia also claims 100 km (62 mi) of range (WLTP) in 4.5 minutes of charge.

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