The new, all-electric, dual-motor all-wheel drive Kia EV6 GT produces 577 bhp, 740 Nm torque, with a 0 to 62mph time of 3.5 seconds, and a top speed of 162 mph. The EV6 GT is Kia’s most powerful production car to date.
The EV6 GT features a GT button on the steering wheel, activating its ‘GT’ mode. This automatically optimises the vehicle’s e-motors, braking, steering, suspension, e-LSD and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems for their most dynamic settings for a more engaging drive.
Drivers can also tailor the car’s ride, handling and performance characteristics to suit their individual preferences by selecting the ‘My Drive’ mode.
The Kia EV6 GT will make its dynamic debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed (23-26 June). The all-electric high-performance crossover will be taking on the Festival’s famous hillclimb several times throughout the weekend, demonstrating its performance in public for the very first time.
The car will be driven throughout the weekend by rally pro Jade Paveley. The perfect driver to tackle the nine-corner, 1.16-mile track, Jade was 2021 British Rally Cross Country Championship (BXCC) Class T2 Champion and 2018 Junior Welsh Tarmac Rally Champion. She is also the end-of-stage reporter for the World Rally Championship and European World Rally Championship, and Marketing Director for Llandudno Kia, a Kia dealership in North Wales.
Between drives, the EV6 GT will be on display throughout the event in the ‘First Glance Paddock’. One of two new EVs that Kia will exhibit at the Festival of Speed, the all-new Niro EV will also be shown at the event in the ‘Electric Avenue’ area.
UK customer deliveries of the EV6 GT start at the end of 2022, with the car available to order from £59,995. The Niro EV is also now available to order from £34,995, and replaces the brand’s best-selling EV to-date, the e-Niro.
Kia’s plans for vehicle electrification pushed the brand to its best-ever EV sales in 2021, and EVs have made up almost one in five (18 per cent) of Kia’s total UK sales so far in 2021. The brand also now offers a total of 10 electrified (hybrid, plug-in-hybrid and electric) models – one of the most comprehensive electrified line-ups in the UK today. The Niro EV sits alongside the EV6 and Soul EV in Kia’s fully electric line-up. Globally, Kia plans to offer a line-up of 14 EVs by 2027.