Kia selected to disclose the EV6 Kia EV6 GT Rendered With Sporty Design Cues with a drag race video exhibiting it may out-accelerate many supercars and sports activities vehicles, solely being overwhelmed by a McLaren 570 (and solely simply) as they crossed the end line. This illustrates the truth that Kia isn’t solely thinking about making reasonably priced EVs for common automobile patrons, nevertheless it additionally needs to make efficiency EVs for individuals who get pleasure from a robust, sporty automobile.
And it comes as no shock to study that the automaker has extra GT-badged efficiency EVs in retailer. AutoExpress talked to Kia’s Head of International Model and Buyer Expertise Division, Artur Martins, who defined that
For us it was actually necessary that this automobile delivers on the model that we need to construct and the way we need to place Kia for the long run. It is crucial for us that the brand new merchandise that we’re going to deliver on the devoted platform that we’re according to the model by way of the weather that, collectively, will stand for the values of Kia. The GT is a vital aspect of that.
In case you aren’t aware of Kia’s mannequin designations, the GT badge is used on the model’s hottest efficiency choices. There are additionally GT Line fashions, though these simply mimic the look of the particular GT fashions, however with none of the added efficiency. For example, Kia has a GT model of the Stinger, Forte or the K5 and many extra GT Line fashions in its lineup.
The producer has introduced it plans to launch a complete of 11 new EVs by 2026, and primarily based on what we now know, it’s secure to imagine that no less than a few of them can have devoted GT variants. Seven of those fashions might be constructed on the devoted E-GMP platform, whereas the opposite 4 will simply be fully-electric variations of ICE autos already within the lineup.