2024 Kia EV6 GT Review

By Alexi Falson on 24 Jan 2024
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  • Immense straight-line acceleration (0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds)
  • Exceptional handling
  • Jam-packed features list
  • Long warranty
  • Interior lacks special touches over lesser variants
  • Firm ride on rough road surfaces
  • No ANCAP safety rating
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Kia’s EV6 GT sits atop the company’s electric EV6 range, offering supercar-matching speed without the excessive price tag.

While there are far more affordable members of the EV6 lineup, the EV6 GT stands out with its outlandish performance, generous features lists and a sleek styling package that quietly hints at its abilities without shouting.

The EV6 GT does, however, command a pretty substantial price premium over lesser siblings in the range, so let’s take a closer look to see how well it performs here in Australia.

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Kia EV6 GT

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How Much Does It Cost?

The Kia EV6 GT AWD sits atop the lineup and is priced at $99,590 before on-road costs.

For reference, the cheapest member of the EV6 lineup, the EV6 Air is priced at $72,590 while the most affordable all-wheel drive variant, EV6 GT-Line, is priced at $87,590.

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Kia EV6 (GT AWD) Specifications

Model Date 2024
Make KIA
Model EV6
Series CV MY24
Variant GT AWD
Fuel type ELECTRIC
Transmission 1 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive AWD
Engine ELEC
Engine capacity 0
Engine configuration NOT APPLICABLE / 0 valves
Engine RPM 0 / 0
Cylinders -
Torque 605
KW 239
Fuel tank size 0.0
Fuel usage specs 0.0 / 0
CO2 0
ANCAP security rating Unrated

What Features Does the Kia EV6 GT Have?

Sitting atop the EV6 lineup, the EV6 GT picks up all the bells and whistles you could dream of.

The features list includes 21-inch alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights, LED tail lights and sequential indicators, electronically adjustable suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential, and heated sports seats lined in faux leather & suede.

That’s atop features you’ll find in lesser variants like a powered boot lift, 3D surround-view monitor, adaptive cruise control, augmented reality head-up display, ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto and a 14-speaker Meridian sound system.

Range Features:

  • 21-inch alloys

  • Matrix LED headlights

  • Electronically-adjustable suspension 

  • Electronic limited-slip differential 

  • Heated sport seats with suede upholstery

  • Powered boot lift 

  • 3D surround-view monitor 

  • Adaptive cruise control 

  • Augmented reality head-up display 

  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster 

  • 12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto 

  • 14-speaker Meridian sound system

Is the Kia EV6 Fun to Drive?

Electric vehicles are known for their impressive and instantaneous acceleration, including more affordable members of the EV6 lineup.

Where the range-topping EV6 GT really stands out, though, is the outlandish power that it produces which, in short, has given it supercar-rivalling pace.

Power comes supplied by a pair of electric motors that produce a combined 430kW of power and a monstrous 740Nm of torque, all of which is thrown to all four wheels for maximum traction.

We’re talking 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds, the same level of performance you’ll find in thoroughbred supercars.

Better still, the EV6 isn’t just a one-trick pony with blistering straight-line performance - it’s a true all-rounder with upgraded brakes and a trick suspension package designed specifically for Australian roads.

That means you can confidently wipe off all that speed you’ve picked up and throw the EV6 GT into corners the same way you would a conventional sports car package and it, somehow, manages to hold on.

Even while being burdened with a heavy battery, the EV6 GT feels light on its feet and remarkably agile in sports model, with the limited-slip differential giving it a super lively character when provoked.

The sheer level of versatility alone make the EV6 GT a remarkable car, and while it tends to ride firm on some rougher country B-roads, it feels taught like a true sports car should.

While you’re done torturing the tyres, the EV6 GT is super user-friendly to pilot around town thanks to its lightweight steering and adaptive suspension that helps to soften the ride around the urban jungle.

All up, the EV6 GT is close to faultless when it comes to driving engagement and ludicrous acceleration while offering a versatile and user-friendly driving experience when you simply want to head home from work.

How Far Can the Kia EV6 GT Drive on a Single Charge?

In their pursuit of performance, range figures of the EV6 GT are less than its siblings, though still a respectable 424km of range per charge on the WLTP test cycle from its 77.4kWh battery pack.

For reference, the most EV6 Air is the most efficient of the bunch, offering 528km of range, dropping to 504km in the GT-Line RWD and 484km in the GT-Line AWD.

  • EV6 GT Range: 424km 

  • EV6 GT-Line (AWD) Range: 484km 

  • EV6 GT-Line (RWD) Range: 504km

  • EV6 Air Range: 528km

How Fast Does the Kia EV6 GT Charge?

Kia has equipped the EV6 GT with 800V architecture which means it can be DC fast-charged at speeds up to 350kW, bringing the pack from 10-80 per cent in a claimed 18 minutes.

With a 50kW fast-charger, the EV6 GT takes just north of 70 minutes for a 10-80 per cent charge, and just over eight hours with an 11kW AC charger at home.

Is it Practical and Spacious?

While it’s got the underpinnings of a supercar, the flagship EV6 GT offers the same cabin layout as the regular EV6 lineup.

While it’s lacking in terms of special touches, you can’t argue with its practicality once you compare it to the interior of two-seat coupes that the EV6 GT can keep up with it in a straight line.

In the front of the cabin, you’ll find a sleek layout with large digital displays topping the dash, a chunky centre console and a decent amount of storage options.

The centre console itself features a unique two-tiered design that unlocks a heap of storage underneath the phone charger, and cup holders, while there’s also storage inside the folding armrest, bottle holders and a storage compartment for the front passenger.

Special touches like the sporty bucket seats help you to stay in place while cornering aggressively, while the contrast stitching matches the neon green brake callipers.

Headroom in the front of the cabin is great for taller drivers, though things get a little bit more cramped in terms of headroom in the rear which is impacted by the sleek, sloping roofline design.

Having said that, there’s ample legroom for taller rear passengers, meaning kids won’t have any problems on longer journeys, while there’s also a pair of ISOFIX anchors and top tether mounts for child seats.

In terms of cargo space, the EV6 GT’s boot measures in at 480L, expanding to 1260L with the second row seats folded, plus an additional 20L of storage underneath the bonnet that makes it a reasonably practical package.

Is it Safe?

The Kia EV6 GT remains untested by ANCAP, though the wider EV6 range has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

For reference, the standard EV6 range scored the following marks during ANCAP testing.

  • Adult Occupant Protection: 90%

  • Child Occupant Protection: 87% 

  • Vulnerable Road User Protection: 64%

  • Safety Assist: 88%

As standard, the EV6 GT comes fitted with autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist detection and junction assist, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view monitor with parking sensors, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, a blind-spot view monitor, child locks, multi-collision braking and tyre pressure monitoring.

Our Verdict: Is the Kia EV6 Worth it?

While the flagship EV6 GT commands a price premium over its siblings, in our minds, it’s worth every penny to upgrade to a package that gives pure-blood supercars a run for their money.

Better yet, the EV6 GT offers far more versatility than its sports car siblings, offering a comfortable and user-friendly drive around town while setting your hair on fire when provoked.

All up, it’s a near-faultless package and one that we highly recommend you add to your shortlist if you’re shopping around for a lightning-fast electric vehicle.

If you’re looking to upgrade to a new car, reach out to one of our car-buying experts who can help find the best possible price on your dream car.

Five Specs You Need to Know

  1. Seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty 

  2. 12-month/15,000km service intervals 

  3. 430kW/740Nm with all-wheel-drive system

  4. 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds 

  5. Adaptive suspension with upgraded brakes


Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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