The EV6 GT is the most expensive Kia ever made, and by no small margin.
We had a sneaking suspicion it would, but when its $99,590 list price leaked (Technically (yet to be confirmed by Kia), there was an uproar in our comments sections.
“One hundred thousand dollars… for a Kia?”
… There was an overwhelming response. Not every comment was the same, but the $100K number definitely gave the prices a bit of a shock.
But with 80 percent more power than in 2022 The wheels COTY Championis the EV6 GT really such a bad deal?
We’ve crunched the numbers to see what actually matches up. This isn’t a defense of the EV6 GT – we think it’s expensive too – but rather a look at what else is out there, and how the rivals compare.
Electric cars are also generally derided for being overpriced, which we think the low numbers can solve.
More subjective factors such as handling, ride quality and driver feedback are of course not being addressed here – it’s a numbers and space game – so stay tuned for a relevant ICE vs EV comparison soon.
Kia EV6 GT Specifications
|Kia EV6 GT|
|Motor layout||2 electric motors, AWD, rear locking differential|
|Gearbox||1-spd reduction gear|
|The weight||2125 kg|
|Steering||Electric rack and pinion|
|Tire||Michelin Pilot Sport 4S|
|0-100 kmph||3.5 seconds (claimed)|
|High speed||260 km per hour|
Tesla Model 3 and Model Y performance
The most obvious competitor? Tesla performance range. The Model 3 in particular gives Kia a run for its money. It’s cheaper than the EV6 GT. $93,325 With an estimated delivery date of February 2023, before on-road costs.
It lacks the EV6’s drift mode, Australian-tuned suspension and adaptive dampers, however, at 1836kg – about 300kg lighter than the EV6 GT – Tesla says the Model 3’s performance It will hit 100 kmph in 3.3 seconds. And go to a top speed of 261 kmph.
Tesla doesn’t claim output (although EV database an estimated 377kW/650Nm), but the AWD Model 3’s quick acceleration, 250kW DC charging capability and 547km WLTP range are quite appealing.
during this $98,425 of Model Y performance before on-road price The EV6 has just a whisper of undertones. It hits 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, so slightly slower than the EV6 GT.
For those comfortable with a digital experience, Tesla’s two 15.0-inch screens with built-in downloadable games, Netflix, YouTube, satellite navigation and excellent sound systems will surely appeal. The EV6’s more traditional twin 12.3-inch screens still offer plenty of features.
(Steve added: Some might argue that Tesla’s price is justified by being a more premium car, but, well… no, it’s not.)
EV6 GT vs Combustion Cars
On The wheelsWe’re not EV excusers, but the reality is that you simply can’t get a new, combustion-powered car that’s as fast in a straight line for similar money – as the table below proves. Is.
Of course, this is an on-paper comparison that doesn’t take into account the touch, feel, emotional response and overall driving experience that premium manufacturers take so much care to create. So maybe we’ll have to compare with the EV6 GT and some combustion rivals as well.
|Model||power||Torque||0-100 kmph (claimed)||MLP|
|Kia EV6 GT||430 kW||740Nm||3.5 seconds||~$99,590*|
|Audi RS3||294 kW||500Nm||3.8 seconds||$91,391|
|Mercedes AMG A45 S||310 kW||500Nm||3.9 seconds||$106,900|
|BMW i4 M50||400 kW||795Nm||3.9 seconds||$124,900|
|Jaguar F-Pace SVR||405 kW||700Nm||4.0 seconds||$149,900|
|BMW M3 Competition xDrive||375 kW||750Nm||3.5 seconds||$169,500|
|Audi RS6 Avant||441 kW||800Nm||3.6 seconds||$229,300|
|Mercedes-AMG E63 S||450kW||850Nm||3.4 seconds||$257,900|
*Kia Australia has yet to confirm the EV6 GT list price.
And if you want to go faster in a straight line than a Kia or Tesla, while still keeping room for a four and a Labrador, a Porsche Tycoon will do, but you’ll have to go for the 500kW turbo, which costs $283,000. Begins with Before costs and options down the road.