Kia EV6 Wins 2023 World Performance Car

Kia has achieved an outstanding result in this year’s World Car Awards, with the Kia EV6 GT being crowned the 2023 World Performance Car.

Keep reading for the press release from Kia New Zealand below.

Key details:

  • Kia EV6 GT wins prestigious 2023 World Performance Car title at this year’s World Car Awards
  • EV6 GT combines long-range capability, spacious interior, and sophisticated design with 430 kW (585 PS) for thrilling 3.5-second 0-100 km/h performance
  • Kia seeks to empower customers with exciting products, innovative in-car spaces, and convenient services

Please note that international imagery is shown, NZ specifications may differ from what is referenced in this international press release. For more information, please contact our vehicle specialists. 

Kia EV6 GT

Kia has achieved an outstanding result in this year’s World Car Awards, with the Kia EV6 GT being crowned the 2023 World Performance Car.

Announced at an awards ceremony during the New York International Auto Show, the recognition came from a jury of 100 distinguished international automotive journalists representing 32 countries.

Having evaluated a broad range of vehicles from around the world, the judges’ recognition of Kia’s vehicles serves as further validation of the brand’s dedication to producing innovative mobility solutions that benefit society, in line with its ‘Movement That Inspires’ mindset.

“To be recognised in this way by the World Car Awards’ judges is a tremendous honor. As Kia transforms to become a world-leading sustainable solutions provider, we are leaving no stone unturned to create vehicles which deliver exceptional practicality while also inspiring customers through their ingenuity, technology, and design. This latest prestigious accolade provides further confirmation of the success of our strategy.”

Winning the coveted 2023 World Performance Car, the Kia EV6 GT builds on the exceptional offering of the standard model, which has already been awarded the 2022 Car of the Year and the 2023 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year titles, in addition to other distinguished accolades.

With a combined power output of 430 kW (585 PS), enabling a 3.5-second 0-100km/h acceleration time and a top speed of 260 km/h, the all-electric EV6 GT’s long-range capability, spacious interior, and sophisticated design saw it beat stiff competition from more traditional petrol-powered sports cars.

The design of the EV6 GT is in keeping with Kia’s new brand direction, which emphasises that movement is at the genesis of human development, enabling people to see new places, build new relationships, and have new experiences. Kia seeks to empower customers to make these connections by providing exciting products, innovative in-car spaces, and convenient services that inspire customers and free time for them to pursue the activities that they enjoy most.

Kia EV6 GT

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Please Note:

Some images shown are overseas models. Images used for illustrative purposes only and may show optional extras. Driving range figure standards are calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Actual results achieved will differ according to operating conditions and driving style. The figures for the all-electric range reflect the expected results under WLTP and are pending homologation prior to final confirmation. Charging speed and motor performance figures refer to Kia test results, final figures will be communicated at a later stage.

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