Kia EV6 GT safety equipment
The swap to one-piece sports seats that have been sculpted for helmeted heads means the Kia EV6 GT is not rated by ANCAP.
Because of that redesign, Kia reckons the GT would score no better than four stars, which would in turn be applied to the rest of the range.
Lesser EV6 models already get five stars, but the GT gets the same core safety equipment.
Key safety equipment includes autonomous emergency braking with junction turning and adaptive cruise control. The GT also has the ability to monitor blind spots, traffic behind you when reversing, keep centred in its lane and advise on tyre pressures.
The EV6 GT comes with six airbags. Because of the new sports seats it misses out on the front-centre airbag standard with the rest of the range.
The GT also gets a head up display, a 360 degree camera, front and rear parking sensors and shows the left- or right-side of the car in the instrument panel depending on which indicator is activated.
Reflecting its performance capability, the GT comes with bigger mechanical brakes than other EV6 models as well as a stronger regenerative effect. It also has a unique tune of its electronically-controlled adaptive suspension and electric-assist variable gear steering as well as additional chassis bracing.
Kia EV6 GT interiors and design
The GT has a long 2,900mm wheelbase, so its large 77.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack can fit between the axles. It also has a flat floor as there’s no need to route things like exhausts from front to rear.
The result is a comfortable interior that is generously sized in both the front and rear.
Apart from those huge screens and single piece seats, the cockpit of the car is defined by a diving board-style centre console with significant storage area underneath
It also features an unusual twin-spoke steering wheel (most cars have at least three spokes) and a dark trim with GT-specific neon-green piping.
It’s good that physical buttons are retained for audio and climate controls, although you do have to toggle between the two as they share the same panel.
Storage is decent up-front, but less generous in the rear where the single piece seats eschew seat pockets. There are rear air vents located in the B-pillar.
The rear seats do fold down, allowing the boot space to expand to 1,260 litres. A front trunk (or ‘frunk’) adds 20 litres of stowage.