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The rumors that Kia would be building a performance model of its EV crossover have been flowing. And now, more details of the Kia EV6 GT have been revealed. And they confirm a lot of what has been suspected. The Kia EV6 GT will get roughly 576 horsepower and 546 pound-foot of torque. Additionally, it will feature all-wheel drive for better handling and performance. While the release date is not set in stone, we do expect this EV crossover to arrive soon. And when it does, we expect it will be one of the most powerful vehicles that Kia has built.

New information has been revealed for the 2022 Kia EV6 GT

A silver Kia EV navigates a curvy road.
2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

According to Autocar, a GT model of the Kia EV6 was not originally planned. But when the brand realized there was a market, it quickly got to work giving this EV crossover more power. Although the EV6 is built by Kia, it will have performance that rivals brands like Porsche. Just don’t expect it to have the same amount of luxury or prestige. 

In terms of speed and performance, the Kia EV6 GT will have 576 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, it will have a 0-60 mph time of roughly 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 161 mph. The EV6 GT will use the same powertrain as other EV6 models but with improved power output. It should also offer some handling improvements as well. Which should improve the overall driving experience.

How much will the Kia EV6 GT cost?

A 2022 Kia EV6 EV crossover sits in front of a futuristic background.
2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

The base Kia EV6 model has a starting price of just over $40,000. Other models climb well north of that. And, the Kia EV6 GT will likely be no different. With performance and capability considered, the 2022 EV6 GT will probably cost over $60,000. But, because it is an EV model, it does benefit from different tax credits to help offset the cost.

Another factor in cost is the Kia EV6 GT’s improved looks. It will come with yellow brake calipers, sports seats, and aggressive accents. Helping to set it apart as a performance EV crossover. And that is something that auto enthusiasts are likely to appreciate. Additionally, the Kia EV6 GT will likely have the same features as premium models to help justify its price tag.

When will the 2022 Kia EV6 GT go on sale?

A silver Kia EV6 shows off its unique styling on a wet road.
2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

We are not yet sure when the new EV6 GT will arrive at dealerships. But with more information being released, we hope that it is sooner rather than later. The 2022 Kia EV6 has already won awards and garnered praise from critics. So, adding more power will likely keep that trend going. 

Currently, the Kia EV6 has had trouble getting into the hands of buyers. This has been both a dealership issue as well as a supply chain problem. As things settle down, we should begin seeing more EV6 models available. And potentially, the arrival of the 2022 Kia EV6 GT. As we learn more, we will continue to update you to keep you informed on Kia’s latest performance EV crossover.


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