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Kia plans to give the 2022 EV6 576 horsepower

The 2022 Kia EV6 has quickly become a popular EV crossover from the brand. And while it can already offer up to 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque, Kia has decided to give this vehicle even more power. And it will be in the form of the Kia EV6 GT. This option has not yet gone on sale, but it has still caused some excitement in the automotive world. Not only will the GT model offer more power, but also some visual upgrades. Which is sure to make it a hit with those who want the power and efficiency of an EV.

What is the Kia EV6 GT?

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The Kia EV6 GT will be the performance version of Kia’s first all-electric crossover. It will come with larger wheels and tires than the standard model and feature more aggressive front and rear ends.

Other features that set the GT model apart are its yellow brake calipers. Which are a true sign of a performance vehicle. The yellow continues in the interior of the EV6 GT with various accents. Sportier seats with additional bolstering are also expected. This way, drivers and passengers can stay comfortable while enjoying the 576 hp.

What do we know about the Kia EV6 GT?

The Kia EV6 GT is not yet available. We know that the model will have more than 550 hp, according to Car and driver, and will have an aggressive look. The EV6 isn’t devoid of GT treatment despite this. The 2022 EV6 is available with a GT-Line finish. Which is kind of a scaled down version.

When equipped with all-wheel drive, the EV6 GT-Line offers 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. These are impressive numbers in themselves. Due to its power, this EV crossover has a 0-60 mph time of just 4.6 seconds. That means it has a faster 0-60mph time than the Porsche Cayenne coupe. However, don’t expect to have the same driving experience as a Porsche.

What is the release date of the Kia EV6 GT?

With the 2022 Kia EV6, buyers can get over 300 horsepower.  But Kia plans to give more power in the form of the Kia EV6 GT.

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Unfortunately, there is no set release date yet for the high-performance Kia EV6. It is expected to arrive in late 2022, while other EV6 models have already started entering production in early 2022.

The EV6 GT will compete with the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition and the Tesla Model Y Performance. Just like those models, Kia has estimated that its performance SUV will have a 0-60 mph time of around 3.5 seconds.

How much will the Kia EV6 GT cost?

The 2022 Kia EV6 will soon add a new trim level, the Kia EV6 GT.

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The top version of the 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD has a starting cost of $55,900. As an electric vehicle, it is eligible for a federal tax credit. It’s probably safe to assume that the full GT model will cost more due to its performance and other upgrades.

For some buyers, this high price may be worth it. Especially considering the instantaneous power delivery an EV has to offer. Plus, the federal tax credit will help offset some of the initial cost.

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