Rarely has a Kia design been as excitedly waited for as the Kia EV6 GT, the brand name’s most effective production design to date, which integrates the driving characteristics of a premium cars with crossover and grand tourer attributes.
And the EV6’s triumph in the European “Car of the Year 2022” vote has actually increased the variety of prospective purchasers who have actually had the ability to pre-order the cars given that the EV6’s opening night in March 2021.
With the outcome that for the time being no additional bookings were accepted. That’s altering now: Kia has actually now revealed devices information and last prices for the EV6 GT to formally go on sale.
How much does the Kia EV6 GT expense?
Customers can now buy the 430 kW (585 PS) Stromer once again. The base cost of the completely geared up basic Kia EV6 GT is 69,990 euros and is minimized according to the financing guidelines in force at the time of approval.
A 7-year maker’s service warranty consists of the automobile battery. This implies that the EV6 GT has among the most thorough maker guarantees for electrical automobiles in Europe. Production will start in September, and the very first shipment of pre-orders to European consumers are prepared for completion of the year.
“ With the EV6 GT, Kia is setting brand-new requirements in the crossover sector t,” states Thomas Djuren, Managing Director of Kia Germany. “ Our brand name continuously pursues the objective of ending up being a leading service provider of sustainable movement services. With the EV6 GT, Kia shows that an all-electric crossover can provide driving enjoyment and enjoyment like never ever in the past.“
High efficiency vehicle with ingenious rear engine, battery charge in 18 minutes
The practically 4.70- long crossover, which is based upon the brand-new electrical platform E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), is the fastest design in the whole Hyundai Motor Group, to which Kia belongs.
It speeds up to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and has a leading speed of 260 km/h. The secret to the EV6 GT’s high-speed innovation depends on its revving capability: Two motors on the front and rear axles reach extraordinary speeds of as much as 21,000 transformations per minute.
The front engine was rollovered from the EV6. The brand-new ingenious rear motor has, to name a few things, oil-cooled “barrette” stator coils and a two-stage inverter with silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors.
The stylish, properly maintained high-performance chassis remarkably moves drive power and torque of approximately 740 Nm to the roadway. The automobile’s low downforce, direct steering, effective brakes, electronic stability control (ECS) and electronic slip differential (e-LSD) all add to outstanding driving characteristics.
GT mode for optimal power
The crossover opens its complete sporting possible when GT mode is triggered: It instantly picks the most vibrant setting for all drive systems and chassis and likewise provides an unique drive mode that directs as much as 100 percent of the drive power to the rear wheels and therefore. permits unlimited lateral motion. With the “My Save” mode, the systems can likewise be personalized and hence adjusted even much better to your driving choices.
As a modern-day grand tourer, the EV6 GT is identified not just by outstanding sports efficiency however likewise by authentic long-distance attributes. With one battery charge, it can take a trip as much as 424 km (combined cycle, according to WLTP). And thanks to the high-speed 800- volt charging innovation, which just a few electrical cars have up until now, the EV6 GT can be charged throughout a coffee break:
Under perfect conditions, the 77.4 kWh battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in simply 18 minutes. Battery preconditioning and a navigation system guarantee that the ferryboat transfers to the charging station rapidly even on the coldest days when the battery is at the ideal temperature level, to guarantee optimum charging effectiveness. A heatpump to enhance the genuine variety when outdoors temperature levels are low and a 3-phase on-board battery charger for quick air conditioning charging are likewise basic.
To make the most of the EV6 GT’s outstanding charging abilities, the Kia Charge charging service deals simple access to Ionity’s leading fast-charging network. Kia takes part in this joint endeavor of significant cars and truck producers through moms and dad business Hyundai Motor Group.
Thanks to Kia’s collaboration with Digital Charging Solutions, Kia Charge likewise provides access to more than 360,000 public charging stations of the DCS network throughout Europe, consisting of practically all public charging stations in Germany.
Attractive look, top quality interior and unnoticeable engine noise, great deals of area
Since the EV6 currently has a really effective style that has actually won leading awards (consisting of “Red Dot: Best of the Best”), Kia has actually just customized the EV6 GT’s look in a couple of locations. An unique front bumper with vertical style components highlights the GT’s change.
When seen from the side, the 21- inch alloy wheels reveal a stylish character and the neon-colored brake calipers reveal outstanding stopping power. At the back, a specifically created GT bumper consisting of a diffuser is a distinguishing characteristic of the racer.
Overall, the style modifications make the EV6 GT look more steady on the roadway. It is provided in 5 outside colors (basic runway red metal, optional snow pearl white, moonscape matt, luxury yacht blue metal and aurora black metal).
The interior, with premium products, integrates sport and convenience. Black sports seats with vegan covers in suede appearance and neon accents offer outstanding assistance in all driving scenarios. And the efficiency of the EV6 GT is likewise interacted through noise to the residents: the Electronic Active Sound System (e-ASD) can produce a virtual engine noise with the assistance of the basic Meridian stereo, which can be separately changed.
An unique function of the interior is the curved panorama display screen with 2 31.2 cm (123 inch) screens of the totally digital instrument cluster and navigation system, that includes Kia Connect online services. To name a few things, they provide cloud-based online navigation, real-time traffic details and payment terminal display screens and info on accessibility and compatibility. With the Kia Connect app, information can likewise be moved to and from the vehicle through mobile phone and numerous functions can be managed from another location.
Despite its compact outside measurements, the EV6 GT has the very same area as a mid-range SUV thanks to its 2.90 meter wheelbase. And it does not simply offer the residents a great deal of area: the baggage compartment with a basic moving hatch has a capability of 480 liters, which can be increased to 1,260 liters by folding the rear seat back. “Frunk” supplies another 20 liters of storage area under the hood.
A range of high quality and comfy devices, 1,800 kg trailer load, mobile source of power
The sophisticated devices of the EV6 GT consists of a variety of the most recent support systems. These consist of a navigation-based cruise control system, highway help and lane modification help, blind area help with display screen and brake intervention, forward accident caution and turn and traffic detection functions, exit assistant, overall camera., 2 adaptive LED headlights that immediately change roadway lighting to traffic conditions, and a remote parking assistant that can steer the EV6 GT autonomously in and out of tight parking areas by push-button control.
In addition to the functions currently discussed, basic devices consists of, for instance, a head-up screen with increased truth (AR) functions, an electrical gate managed by sensing units, door manages with automated function, a windscreen and windows front and back. sunroof, personal privacy glazing (rear side windows and rear window), power windows with push-button operation on all 4 doors, sports pedals, ambient lighting, dual-zone automated a/c and front seat heating and back.
The list of unique devices, which is extremely brief since of the total devices, consists of an electrical glass sunroof and a detachable trailer drawback. In spite of all its efficiency, the EV6 GT is likewise an outstanding group vehicle and can tow braked trailers weighing approximately 1.8 tonnes.
In addition, Stromer has another useful and unusual capability: the requirement “Vehicle-to-Device” (V2D) function makes it possible to draw electrical power with an output of as much as 3.6 kW from the automobile’s battery. To do this, the automobile’s charging connection is transformed into a socket utilizing a basic adapter, to which home devices or e-bikes can be linked, for instance, and which can even be utilized to charge other electrical lorries.
The Kia EV6 GT is an outright emphasize and turning point for the Korean car manufacturer and is unquestionably among the most effective and advanced electrical automobiles. In direct contrast with its rivals– we are currently speaking about sizes like Porsche Taycan or Jaguar I-Pace– it is practically an inexpensive deal. It is not unexpected that the design is popular and this will certainly increase.
Text: NewCarz/Kia– Photo: Kia