Meet the Kia EV6 GT: The World’s Best Performance Car of 2023

by 9SIX
meet the kia ev6 gt the world best performance car of 2023

The Kia EV6 GT is not your typical electric car. It’s not even your typical performance car. It’s a crossover that combines sophisticated design, long-range, ultra-fast charging, and a staggering 585 hp that can propel it from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. That’s faster than some supercars, and it’s also one of the reasons why the Kia EV6 GT has been named the 2023 World Performance Car of the Year by a jury of 100 international automotive journalists.

The Kia EV6 GT is the flagship model of the EV6 range, which has already won several prestigious awards, including the 2022 Car of the YearEuropean Car of the Year, and 2023 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle, based on the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that allows for a spacious and versatile interior, a flat floor, and a sleek aerodynamic shape inspired by nature.

But what sets the Kia EV6 GT apart from its siblings and rivals is its high-performance dual-motor powertrain that delivers a combined output of 430 kW (585 hp) and 740 Nm of torqueThe EV6 GT also features an eAWD system that provides optimal traction and stability in different driving conditions, as well as a GT Mode that unleashes the car’s full potential. A Drift Mode also allows for controlled slides and fun for those who like to drift.

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The Kia EV6 GT is not only fast but also smart. It comes with various advanced technologies and features that enhance safety, comfort, and convenience. For example, it has a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function that supplies up to 3.6 kW of power to external devices, such as laptops, camping equipment, or even other electric vehicles. It also has a smart regenerative braking system that can be controlled by paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, allowing the driver to adjust the level of energy recovery and braking force.

Another highlight of the Kia EV6 GT is its impressive range and charging capabilities. The EV6 GT has a 77.4 kWh battery pack that can provide up to 405 km of range on a single charge (WLTP combined cycle). Thanks to its 800V ultra-fast charging system, it can recharge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes or add up to 100 km of range in less than five minutes. The EV6 GT also supports 400V charging without the need for additional adapters or converters.

The Kia EV6 GT is not only a performance car but also a lifestyle car. It offers a spacious and luxurious cabin that can accommodate five passengers and their luggage comfortably. The interior is designed with high-quality materials and features a curved dual-screen display that integrates the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment system. The EV6 GT also offers a range of connectivity and convenience features, such as wireless smartphone charging, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, UVO Connect telematics system, head-up display, Harman Kardon premium sound system, and more.

The Kia EV6 GT is a game-changer in the electric performance car market. It offers a unique combination of power, efficiency, versatility, technology, and design that appeals to many customers looking for an exciting and sustainable mobility solution. The EV6 GT is part of Kia’s ambitious plan to become a leading provider of electrified vehicles by 2030, with 40% of its sales coming from battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).kia ev6 gt ev ev 2023 003

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