Kia announces electric EV6 GT – to replace 3.3l V6 Stinger

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Kia’s zero-emission EV6 GT will begin delivery by year’s end. The dual-motor electric powertrain produces 430kW and 740 Nm of torque, and features a driving range of 265 miles.

The EV6 GT is based on Kia’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), with a long-range 77.4kWh battery placed beneath the car’s flat cabin floor. With a driving range of 265 miles (426km),  it also has 800V charging technology, enabling it to recharge 70% of its battery in 18 minutes from an ultra-rapid charger.

Compared to more conventional EV6 variants, the EV6 GT boasts bespoke chassis and powertrain features, including performance brakes, optimised steering, and reworked suspension. An updated drive mode select system offers a new ‘GT Mode’, allowing drivers to customise their driving experience.

The EV6 GT takes over from the  Kia Stinger, which has been withdrawn from sale in the UK. The Kia Stinger remains in production in South Korea, and Kia UK will fulfil all existing customer orders for the model.

It’s 3.3l twin-turbocharged V6 engine made it a ‘totemic’ rear-wheel drive  performance car for the auto-manufacturer, able to cover 0-62mph in 4.7s. The EV6 GT can cover the same sprint in 3.5s. “The launch of the Stinger will go down as a transformative moment for Kia. Its driver-focused ‘grand tourer’ credentials, paired with Kia’s reputation for vehicle quality and design, made it an incredibly compelling car for drivers,” said Paul Philpott, president and CEO for Kia UK.

“The EV6 GT is the ideal car to take the baton from the Stinger in the UK,” added Philpott. “Our future product plan has a major focus on electrification, and globally Kia plans to offer a line-up of 14 EVs by 2027.”

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