Kia EV6 GT to launch in Australia in January

Kia says EV6 GT, the company’s most powerful production car ever and the new halo model for the brand, will be launched in Australia in January 2023 during the Australian Open tennis tournament.

“The GT will be a very exciting addition to the EV6 range and just like the Air and GT-Line models launched earlier this year, it is attracting a remarkable level of attention,” said Damien Meredith, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Australia.

“Here is a car that combines the power, performance and agility of a track worthy sports car, while also providing comfort, on road driveability and practicality for everyday use.

“A vehicle to be the brand halo of Kia and more.”

A front-axle-mounted motor delivers 160 kW and is paired with a powerful new rear-mounted motor producing 270 kW, to deliver a combined power output of 430 kW and 740 Nm of torque.

The total power output of the EV6 GT is 80 per cent higher than that of the next most powerful EV6 variant, the AWD dual-motor model, which has 239 kW and 605 Nm of torque (front and rear motors combined).

*Bolded highlights are new and exclusive to the EV6 GT variant.


Long range battery (77.4kwh)

LED tail lights

Acoustic film windscreen

Laminated (acoustic) front door glass

Solar glass (windshield + front door glass)

Privacy glass (rear doors and tailgate)

Aero wipers

Auto folding flush door handles

Power folding mirrors

V2L exterior

Wide sunroof

Gt body design with green brake callipers

Electronic controlled suspension (ECS)

E-limited slip differential

21″ alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres

IFS LED head lights with led DRLs

Sequential indicators

The Intelligent Front-lighting System (IFS) uses the front view camera to recognise oncoming and preceding vehicles. The system reduces the rise of dazzling oncoming traffic or preceding vehicles with high beam by controlling individual LEDs within each headlight. In a Kia Australia first, vehicles with IFS also feature sequential indicators.

E-LSD (Electronic Limited Slip Differential) controls the differential functions of the rear wheels to help:

Improve steering performance when turning at high speed.

Improve launching performance.

Prevent slipping on rainy or snowy roads due to dissimilar friction of the left and right wheels.

The characteristics of the E-LSD varies according to the drive mode selected.

EV6 GT is Kia’s first fully electric GT vehicle and the second Kia model to feature Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS).

Electronic Control Suspension controls the vehicle dampers to maximise driving comfort/handling performance for the road conditions. The damping force is automatically adjusted according to vehicle speed, road surface, cornering, stopping and acceleration requirements.

The system also helps to mitigate roll when cornering or making high speed lane changes and can also limit squat and dive during rapid acceleration or braking.

GT Drive Mode automatically configures the vehicle’s e-motors, braking, steering, the semi-active dampers, e-LSD and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems into their most dynamic settings, transforming the character and response of the car, and providing a highly engaging experience.

Drivers can further tailor the various power and suspension control systems to suit their individual driving preferences by accessing the My Drive Mode.

Drift Mode (when activated) sends 100 per cent of torque to the rear wheels to easily achieve sideways drifting with small steering angle. When exiting a corner, power can be distributed to the front wheels again to improve acceleration.

Kia said the 3x mode ESC Logic has been tuned extensively on roads in and around Sydney and Canberra with good differentiation between Normal / Sport / GT modes. It is well suited to typical Australian road and driving characteristics, providing excellent rough, urban and country road performance, handling and ride quality.

The GT variant of EV6 features double ball joint front suspension to allow for bigger brakes, and a virtual steering axis providing better steering feel:

New four-piston high performance calipers at the front – Neon Green

380mm ventilated front discs (325mm on Air and GT-Line)

360mm solid rear discs (325mm on Air and GT-Line)

EV6 GT gains its own variable gear ratio steering system, a highly communicative set-up that builds weight progressively as speeds increase. There are 2.3 turns lock-to-lock, compared to 2.67 for the standard EV6. In its most focused GT Mode setting, EV6 GT’s steering system has been specially calibrated for dynamic driving by increasing sensitivity to inputs and delivering more immediate responses.

Additional bracing has been added to GT for increased body stiffness, delivering improved vehicle response speeds and agile handling.


Dial type shifter (E-SBW)

Paddle shifter (Regen control)

Remote Folding second row seat release

LED interior lighting

V2L (interior)

Frunk LED light

Power windows auto (front)

Artificial leather steering wheel

Stainless steel luggage sill

64 colour ambient mood light

Active sound design

GT mode button on steering hheel

Artificial leather and suede bucket seats


Augmented reality head up display

Dual curved display (12.3“+12.3”)

Inbuilt navigation

14 speaker meridian sound system

Wireless phone charger

USB chargers in rear console

12V outlet in boot

Smart key and push button start

Dual zone climate control

Rain sensor

Electro chromatic mirror

Heated steering wheel

Remote smart park assist

Smart power tailgate

Heated seats (front and rear)


AEB with junction turning

Blind spot detection and RCTA

LKA with lane following assist

Multi collision braking

Intelligent speed limit assist (ISLA)

TPMS – tyre pressure monitoring

Front and rear parking sensors

Electronic park brake

Tyre mobility kit

Smart cruise control with S&G

Blind spot view monitor

Power child lock

3d surround view camera

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