Given that it shares the 77.4kWh battery with its siblings, the vastly more powerful GT does suffer for its performance in terms of range. Its maximum claimed range is 263 miles, compared to the 300+ of lesser EV6 models, which translated to around 200 indicated on a cold Belgian morning. In cities of course it should stand to beat that but it’s another reason why you might consider buying further down the EV6 food chain.
In terms of cabin tech, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard, as do USB charge ports, including a number of USB-C outlets. There’s a 14-speaker Meridian sound system, dual-zone climate control, a reversing camera with guidance lines, blind spot mirror cameras that display in the instrument binnacle when turning and more. In all, the EV6 GT is a very well-equipped car, as are all EV6s if truth be told. Everything that’s good about the standard car – and that’s a lot – is good here.
What we’re not quite sure of, is why there’s no electric adjustability in the seats or steering, which the top-flight Stinger, that Kia reckons this replaces, did feature. The outgoing car also had cooled as well as heated front seats, which lower EV6s can also have. The GT only gets heating and we expect the lovely Alcantara-trimmed buckets are to blame.
Finally, the driver assistance and safety systems, particularly steering and lane-keep assist, need to be dialled back, as they are too aggressive for our liking. The wheel wriggles around in your hand like one of the front wheels has a flat-spot and it’s pretty unnerving. It’s always switched off within 30 seconds of setting off, so finer calibration is definitely needed.