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Since its introduction, the 2022 Kia EV6 has garnered attention for its practicality and unique styling. But, for some buyers shopping for an electric SUV, that isn’t enough. EV models are known for their near-instant delivery of power, which is a benefit over a traditional gas engine. Because of this, it makes sense that a brand like Kia would want to offer serious performance to its EV crossover. So, how fast is the 2022 EV6, and which EV6 is the quickest?

How quick is the 2022 Kia EV6?

A silver 2022 Kia EV6 model sits outside of a buidling.
Kia EV6 | Kia

The Kia EV6 is a quick electric SUV, when properly equipped, it offers up to 320 horsepower. This is complemented by 446 pound-foot of torque, which gives the EV6 a 0 to 60 mph time of just under 4.7 seconds. Kia is quick to note that this is a faster 0 to 60 mph time than that of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe. 

This speed is offered on the 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line. The trim adds some more aggressive design features in addition to the increase in speed and available all-wheel drive. But, an even faster Kia EV model is set to be released. One that is focused on serious power and performance. 

The Kia EV6 GT will have 576 HP and AWD

A 2022 Kia EV6 drives on a mountain road as an EV crossover. The EV6 GT will be even faster.
2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

By far the fastest Kia EV6 will be the 2022 Kia EV6 GT. While this model is not out yet, Kia has stated that this model will have 576 HP and 546 lb-ft of torque. Better yet, it will only be available with AWD which should help to provide an engaging and competent drive. 

The EV6 GT may not have a limited-slip differential, but through a software upgrade, apparently, it will drive as if it does. Other notable changes, according to Car and Driver, include shifts in design. Like a true sports car, the 2022 EV6 GT will come with painted brake calipers and other colored accents to match. The seats have been aggressively bolstered so drivers can take full advantage of the power of this EV crossover. 

How much does the 2022 Kia EV6 GT cost?

Official pricing of the EV6 GT has not yet been released. That said, the EV6 GT-Line AWD has a starting cost of $55,900. We expect the EV6 GT to be priced above that, considering its sizable increase in performance and power. 

It is worth noting that as an EV crossover, the 2022 Kia EV6 can benefit from federal tax rebates. These will help to decrease the initial cost of this electric SUV. Helping it to better fit within your budget. Still, if the EV6 GT costs over $60,000, which it likely will, it certainly is not a cheap vehicle.

Should you wait for the Kia EV6 GT?

A silver Kia EV6 has unique styling as an electric SUV. The EV6 GT-Line and EV6 GT add more power.
2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

If you are interested in a performance EV but don’t want to buy something from a brand like Tesla, the EV6 GT is a vehicle worthy of consideration. It will retain the practicality of the 2022 Kia EV6 while adding some notable power. 

As the EV6 GT is put into production and tested by critics, we expect it to be a popular vehicle for those who want a daily driver that can also handle some spirited driving.


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