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2023 Kia EV6 GT delivers 576 hp

2023 Kia EV6 GT delivers 576 hp

The new 2023 Kia EV6 GT has been unveiled at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, during Monterey Car Week.

The new electric Kia has been around a little while now, but we were waiting for a GT model. The Korean automaker had hinted something was on the way, but wouldn’t be drawn as to exactly what.

Now we know.

The 2023 Kia EV6 GT and GT-Line cars were both shown at the show and both went down very well.

2023 Kia EV6 GT

The 2023 Kia EV6 GT has two electric motors with a combined 576 hp. There’s 215 hp at the front and 361 hp at the rear with a 58 kWh or 77.4 kWh battery pack to power them.

The larger battery will deliver around 316 miles of range depending on how you drive it.

The EV6 also has a 0-60 time of just 3.4 seconds, which is impressive for a crossover!

Aside from the pair of motors and impressive power numbers, the GT is also keen to have fun. The drift mode will loosen up the rear and allow the car to make a little noise on corners or burn some rubber when on the track.

There’s also upgraded brakes, reinforced chassis, adaptive suspension, limited slip differential and tightened steering to help control all the power and keep it on the road.

2023 Kia EV6 GT-Line

The 2023 Kia EV6 GT-Line offers the sporty looks but without the power. Like many -Line models, this looks a lot like the GT, with the extra body trim, slightly firmer suspension, wheels and so on, but with a sensible motor.

The GT-Line will include the standard EV6 motor and battery configurations but with sportier looks.

It’s ideal for those who prefer the look and feel of a sportier car but without the impracticalities some come with.

Both models can charge from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes using an appropriate charger. You can also emergency charge from 9 to 62 miles of range in just 10 minutes.

Both models site slightly longer and wider than the standard EV6 and the GT sits slightly lower to the ground.

This provides excellent balance and should deliver a very stable driving experience regardless of where you drive.

Kia EV6

The Kia EV6 is probably the first electric car I would actually buy. It’s much better looking than a Tesla and more keenly priced too.

It’s also practical, has decent range and has a great look. Whether a GT or GT-Line, both of these models elevate an already great looking EV to something even more compelling.

I can’t wait to see these in the dealership!

The Kia EV6 will eventually be available at Grimsby Kia, 435 South Service Road Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8.

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