Taycan v Kia EV6 GT

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Thought it might be of interest here as it's no less reasonable a Taycan alternative than some of the others considered on the forum.
(I couldn't find a thread specifically for the GT variant)
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Thought it might be of interest here as it's no less reasonable a Taycan alternative than some of the others considered on the forum.
(I couldn't find a thread specifically for the GT variant)
[edit- oops, deleted old video from pre launch]
I'm going to sound like a snob now I know. But sixty odd grand for a Kia family hatch back SUV thingy is mental. It's absolutely fully loaded with tech and pace but that's nuts! It's a Kia. Nice looking thing though.
 

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I totally disagree. $60k for 0-60 in 3.5s, and super nice build quality is a bargain. My brother has a EV6 GT Line so I was able to have an extended review of it. They did a fantastic job with the car.
 
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I'm not a fan of the styling- I'd prefer a performance version of the Ioniq 5 (nostalgia for my Integrale). But in general, it takes my heart rather than my head to leave me content with my choice of Taycan v the EV6 GT. If I hadn't already (unwittingly) done so, the availability of cars like this would encourage me make my Taycan as different as possible to the finish available on the others. One of my reasons reason for switching my order from 4S to Turbo was to hope to avoid being trumped (at least in straight-line performance) by more mainstream offerings...though even then the Kia has slightly superior p.w.r. than the Taycan Turbo without overboost.
 


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I was on a business trip in North Carolina a few years back and the rental co gave me a midsize Kia SUV, can’t even remember the model. Absolute base model, the dash gauges were literally that old orange dot font. But it drove surprisingly well. I was shocked. Peppy, good suspension and steering.
 

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Thought it might be of interest here as it's no less reasonable a Taycan alternative than some of the others considered on the forum.
(I couldn't find a thread specifically for the GT variant)
[edit- oops, deleted old video from pre launch]
Speaking as a fan of modern Hyundai Kia products:

Is this EV6 GT going out out drive and our handle a Taycan in any trim in the corners and fun driving roads? Absolutely not.

Is this EV6 have the capability to annoy and maybe even embarrass some caught off guard Taycan owners in a red light drag race. Yes very possibly.

For the price, performance standard &optional feature and quality interior is it an amazing value for money? Yes absolutely. 👍🏼
 

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My business partner has just ordered the EV6 GT S line (model down from the GT) to replace his Macan.

Its a remarkably good car and not surprising it has won all the accolades this year - including Car of the year.

As they are both Korean companies I liken Hyundai/Kia in cars to what Samsung is to phones.....on a similar journey a few years back.
 


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Very nice car. With extreme performance. And good tech (800V, very fast charging).
Yeah it has the 800v tech, but I was very surprised how quickly it tapers off as the SOC increases. At 85% it was only pulling 28 kW whereas mine was pulling 76.6 right next to it. I know we don’t charge past 85% much but still.

I'm not a fan of the styling- I'd prefer a performance version of the Ioniq 5 (nostalgia for my Integrale). But in general, it takes my heart rather than my head to leave me content with my choice of Taycan v the EV6 GT. If I hadn't already (unwittingly) done so, the availability of cars like this would encourage me make my Taycan as different as possible to the finish available on the others. One of my reasons reason for switching my order from 4S to Turbo was to hope to avoid being trumped (at least in straight-line performance) by more mainstream offerings...though even then the Kia has slightly superior p.w.r. than the Taycan Turbo without overboost.
Styling wise, I prefer the EV6 over tge Ioniq 5, but the Taycan trumps them both easily. Living in Houston, I only have access to straight line acceleration so the turbo was an automatic choice for me. I guess I can go to the track, but if that day ever comes I’d much rather take the 911.
 

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My coworker bought one or these after I put her name on a list after I got my Taycan. This car is shockingly good. She doesn't have the GT, but it has refreshingly good styling, looks fast standing still, good roomy albeit kinda plain interior, super fast charging etc. I originally thought I liked the Ioniq 5 more, but it looks kinda awkward and busy now next to this.
I think only of the only other things that would get my money right now is the BMW i4e40, but this is a really great car for the money and will age well.
 

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I'm not a fan of the styling- I'd prefer a performance version of the Ioniq 5 (nostalgia for my Integrale). But in general, it takes my heart rather than my head to leave me content with my choice of Taycan v the EV6 GT. If I hadn't already (unwittingly) done so, the availability of cars like this would encourage me make my Taycan as different as possible to the finish available on the others. One of my reasons reason for switching my order from 4S to Turbo was to hope to avoid being trumped (at least in straight-line performance) by more mainstream offerings...though even then the Kia has slightly superior p.w.r. than the Taycan Turbo without overboost.
I feel the same way wrt the styling: love the ioniq5 but don’t like the ev6 at all. In fact, the ioniq5 is one of my favorite modern car designs. I just wish they’d made it a genesis so that it could be had with some extra luxuries such as real leather, etc. I also really dislike thr styling of the genesis gv60. If I could find an ioniq5 limited without a ridiculous markup I’d probably buy one tomorrow.
 

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Think it is the best one out there. It's got all the Taycan features. The Ioniq is a shoebox. It's a big car and stares down at me when I park in front of the ones the Kia garage park down the road. Their biggest problem is they canNOT get any. Got nearly 300 customers waiting for cars.
 
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Think it is the best one out there. It's got all the Taycan features. The Ioniq is a shoebox. It's a big car and stares down at me when I park in front of the ones the Kia garage park down the road. Their biggest problem is they can get any.
Genuinely puzzled- is there are a "not" missing from that last sentence or something?
 

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I’ve looked at the EV6 GT from launch and have managed to get a test drive in a non-GT, alongside many car shows. They are excellent cars and Kia/Hyundai have really stepped up their game against all the German luxury brands. I’m still fully focused and excited to get a Taycan, but this would probably have been my choice had I not committed to a deposit in January.
 

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Bought a Porsche EV because of the badge, if you think a Korean car cuts the mustard give your head a wobble.....
 

 
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