At the 2023 World Car Awards, the Kia EV6 GT has been declared the winner of the 2023 World Performance Car award, triumphing over the conventionally powered Nissan Z and Toyota GR Corolla. The EV6 GT was selected from a list of eight entries from around the globe. According to Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia, this recognition from the World Car Awards judges is a significant honor, affirming their strategy of creating exceptional vehicles that offer practicality, innovation, technology, and design. The decision was made by a panel of 100 esteemed international automotive journalists from 32 countries who evaluated each eligible vehicle through a secret ballot as part of their professional duties.
The Kia EV6 GT, built on the E-GMP platform, boasts a dual-motor setup with 585bhp and 740Nm of torque in its most powerful form, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 260kmph, thanks to its 77.4kWh battery. In addition to the standard EV6, the GT version also features improved brakes, a reinforced body, optimized steering response, and GT-mode buttons, among other enhancements.