In the realm of performance electric vehicles, Kia isn’t likely what first comes to mind, known for making affordable and practical cars that in recent years also happen to look pretty darn good. Enter the EV6 GT, offering a thrilling driving experience that isn’t just good-looking and practical, it also is surprisingly sporty and fun to drive.
With the equivalent of a staggering 576 horsepower, the EV6 GT outshines most traditional performance cars. Equipped with two motors—one in the front and one at the back—delivering 545 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels, this electric hot hatch ensures an exhilarating and responsive ride. The GT mode, accessed with a simple touch of a button, gives you a boost of power and makes you double-check the badge on the steering wheel.
Surprisingly, the Kia EV6 GT offers this level of power and performance at just over $60,000. In the realm of electric sports cars, this price point makes the EV6 GT an accessible luxury option, combining the thrill of a high-performance vehicle with a relatively affordable price tag.
The EV6 GT is not just a powerhouse; it’s a head-turner. Kia’s design prowess is evident in the EV6’s cyberpunk canvas, featuring organic forms bisected by creases and complemented by LED lighting. The exterior looks fresh and clean, setting it apart from other electric and sports cars on the road.
Inside, the EV6 GT balances practicality with a futuristic aesthetic. The cabin comfortably seats five adults, with spacious headroom and legroom. The infotainment system, based on Kia’s UVO experience, boasts two 12.3-inch displays that are responsive and user-friendly. Despite the practicality, the interior doesn’t lack in style, with funky patterns and quality materials creating a visually appealing space. While we liked the interior of the upmarket Genesis GV60 better, the Kia still holds its own.
The EV6 GT is Kia’s inaugural venture into the performance-oriented electric vehicle market, and it’s a resounding success. As the first of its kind from Kia, the EV6 GT sets the bar high for future electric sports cars from the brand. For a modest premium over the base EV6, you get a rocket ship of a car that doesn’t compromise on power or luxury.
The Kia EV6 GT is not just a car; it’s a statement. It demonstrates that electric vehicles can be powerful, affordable, and thrilling all at once. If you’ve been yearning for an electric hot hatch that doesn’t compromise on performance, the Kia EV6 GT is the answer to your automotive dreams. Embrace the future of driving with the EV6 GT—where power meets practicality in electrifying harmony.