Thanks to its 2 engines that give it all-wheel drive, the Kia EV6 GT must satisfy the most demanding drivers in terms of performance. Already open for orders from €72,990, its first copies will be delivered to France in early 2023.
The 2 permanent magnet synchronous motors that power the Kia EV6 GT develop a combined maximum power of 430 kW (585 hp), for torque that can reach up to 740 Nm. Individually: 160 kW (218 hp) for the engine installed at the front and 270 kW (367 hp) at the rear.
This engine makes it possible to perform the exercise from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, before the new version of the EV6 reaches its top speed of 260 km/h. A real circuit machine, in short, served by a specific GT driving mode! Enough to completely forget about a total empty weight of 2.2 tons, including almost 490 kg for the battery.
This will inevitably have an impact on consumption, which is given at 20.6 and 16 kWh/100 km, according to the WLTP mixed and urban cycles. This model is therefore more of a fun machine than an electric car aimed at drivers looking for sobriety records. How far has Kia come in 8 years since the launch of the Soul EV in France!
an assumed choice
” Even as Kia continues its transformation to become a leading provider of sustainable mobility solutions, the EV6 GT clearly demonstrates that all-electric vehicles can deliver an unparalleled level of involvement and driving excitement. confirmed Jason Jeong, president of Kia Europe.
” The EV6 GT is a crossover that seamlessly combines the power, performance and agility of a sports car with the comfort, range and super-fast charging capability you’ve come to expect. “, he added. Dynamic behavior is guaranteed and protected by improved braking performance, optimized steering and custom-tuned McPherson strut suspensions.
” The EV6 GT offers greater control and greater confidence behind the wheel, while the new Drive Mode Selector allows the driver to customize and optimize their driving experience to maintain an optimal level of control in all circumstances. “Kia said.
The power train receives a lithium-ion polymer battery with an energy capacity of 77.4 kWh. Thanks to a DC charging power advertised at best at 239 kW, and allowed by a voltage of 800 V in this vehicle, it would take just 18 minutes to pass from 10 to 80% energy in the pack going to an Ionity or Station. fixed. On 50 kW terminals, the waiting time would increase to 73 minutes.
In alternating current, refueling would take 7h20 with the 11 kW on-board charger. The range would then be 424 km in a WLTP mixed cycle and 546 km in an urban environment. It is always possible to connect this car to the sector, only to find in one night the energy consumed by the few tens of kilometers traveled to and from the office.
Supported by 21-inch alloy wheels fitted with 255/40 Michelin tires and controllable suspension, the Kia EV6 GT leaves a footprint that fits in a rectangle measuring 4,695 x 1,890 m, for a height of 1,545 m. The 2.9m wheelbase suggests generous space on board for the 5 potential occupants. The absence of a service tunnel facilitates this configuration.
All these little ones will be able to benefit from a trunk volume of 480 liters. It can reach 1,260 l disembarking passengers seated on the seat with the backrest folded down. However, if you have to travel with 5 people with a lot of luggage, this electric SUV can tow a trailer with brakes up to 1,800 kg, and 750 kg if not.
A 20 l frunk is available under the front cover. Enough to accommodate at least the charging cable that will be available without having to unload your bags. Note that the glove compartment has a relatively large space of 10.5 L. With a sunroof, the entire cabin was made in part with recycled plastic from 111 water bottles. So the fabric of the heated seats is modern and resistant.
On the Kia EV6 GT, the front face ” Digital Tiger Face (Digital Tiger Head) gets adaptive LED high beams and sequential turn signals. The idea of power is conveyed by ” athletic wings ” and ” the assertive lines of the wraparound hood “. This model features a new front shield that should bring ” a real sense of stability “. Through the rims, the neon green brake calipers stand out.
The rear also benefits from preferential treatment with an aerodynamic spoiler, distinctive LED lights and a share of exclusivity provided by the bumper and air diffuser. In addition to the sporty touch inside that results in metallic inserts stamped with the GT logo and piping in the same green as the brake calipers, the driver is still greeted by a row of 2 curved 12.3-inch screens.
It has a new endowment for an immersive listening experience at the top. It is materialized by a powerful Meridian surround sound system with 14 speakers, for “sound that combines naturalism, realism and authenticity”.
Driver assistance systems are, of course, very numerous to the point where it is difficult to detail them. Major devices can be managed from the buttons on the steering wheel. The list starts with regenerative braking that can bring the vehicle to a halt without touching the brake pedal (i-Pedal), and the augmented reality head-up display.
The Kia EV6 GT is equipped with Active Highway Driving Assistance Level 2. Its cruise control is coupled with the navigation. Parking is made easy with 360-degree panoramic views and smart remote parking. To limit the risk of collision, the device incorporates the detection of blind spots, pedestrians and cyclists, mainly stuck in curves or intersections, and of traffic behind.
Autonomous emergency braking is obviously included in the range. The list is far from exhaustive. The V2D functionality (vehicle to device = from vehicle to device to be powered) is part of a €1,400 joint option with the energy efficient heat pump.